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Philip Govedare received an MFA from Temple University, Pennsylvania in 1984. Prior to that he studied at San Francisco School of Art.
Govedare uses light, color, texture and other atmospheric techniques deliberately to bestow meaning upon every landscape he paints. His work is a response our uses of the natural world intended to question our ownership of the planet.
The impact of industry on land and sky may be regarded as a deliberate attack, he says, or regarded as merely consequential of human enterprise on a fragile habitat. But his work is not intended to convey doubt and apprehension alone—he describes some of his paintings as celebratory.
Govedare has won numerous grants and prizes including a 2008 Milliman Award. His work has been exhibited across the United States and in Italy.