|Steven Gordon, b. 1956, grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, located in the scenic Mississippi River Valley.
From childhood Steve showed an interest in nature and art. His father, Gene Gordon, an architectural designer, promoted his interests by providing him with art supplies and classes. At Dartmouth College he continued studying art while completing a degree in biology. There he met his wife, Karen, and was married just before graduation in 1979.
The next five years Steve studied art at the University of Iowa School of Art, earning his MFA in Painting in 1984. Upon graduation Steve and Karen packed their belongings into a U-Haul and headed up the ALCAN highway to Anchorage,
|Karen’s hometown, where they continue to live with their four children, Ben, Amy, Peter, and Laura.Steve taught painting, drawing, and design classes as an adjunct instructor at the University of Alaska- Anchorage for several years before becoming the Director of the Art Program at Alaska Pacific University where he worked for two years.
Since 1992 he has worked full-time as a professional artist painting the south central Alaskan landscape. He has received several public art commissions and has had numerous one man shows across the state. His work can be seen at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art and in many collections across the U.S.