Eric Holch, Nantucket Artist

February 11, 2023

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  • Location 1: Eric Holch Gallery/Brown Basket Gallery, 9 Old South Wharf, Nantucket (Summers, 11 AM – 4 PM)
  • Location 2: Eric Holch Gallery, 5 Pine Street, Nantucket (Summers, 10–11 AM & Open by Appointment)
  • Contact: 508-246-7653
  • Social Media: Facebook
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Eric Holch is an established artist and printmaker from Nantucket Island. He creates limited-edition artwork inspired by the sea, such as serigraph prints, posters, and a unique line of silk neckties.

Since 1976, over 250 museums and galleries in the United States, Bermuda, England, Australia, and Japan have featured prints and oil paintings by Holch. Magazine covers, posters, greeting cards, textiles, jigsaw puzzles, pottery, needlework, apparel, and fashion accessories are just some of the places you may find Holch’s original artwork.

Holch spent his formative years and adolescence in Andover, Massachusetts, and Greenwich, Connecticut, but with his summers being on the island of Nantucket. The subject matter, stark light, and clean-cut technique of his original prints and oil paintings are all heavily influenced by his New England childhood. He is always interested in familiar harbors, summer sailing races, charming side streets, cozy beaches, and fascinating buildings.

Holch began his formal art education at Trinity-Pawling School, where he was awarded the inaugural art prize. He pursued his studies in painting, architecture, and art history at Hobart College and has subsequently earned multiple prizes in juried shows around New England. Hoch is a recognized member of the Nantucket Artists Association, and his paintings may be seen in collections all around the world, including the United States, Australia, Europe, and Japan. The Original Print Collectors Group, Ltd., a leading authority on art investment, has selected works by Holch as one of just a few modern printmakers they recommend.

The Holch Gallery was founded in 1993 by Eric and Betsy Holch on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket. In 2017, two venues started selling his artwork. Holch created a gallery in his home on Pine Street, number five, just two blocks up from the top of Main Street. His existing waterfront gallery moved in with the Brown Basket Gallery next door in the center of the Boat Basin. They are showcasing his work, and it’s on display during business hours at Shanty #9 on Old South Wharf.