Third Place Fine Art: "West, Young Man"

by Steve Alpert ’73

Steve Alpert ’73 worked in television and theater for 30 years before switching careers 10 years ago to become a professional artist. Since then, his work has been exhibited all over North America, from Honolulu to Key West to Quebec. He has recently expanded his focus to bring his landscape paintings to the interior design trade in New York City.

"West, Young Man stirs up my wanderlust to get on the road and head back out West, like I did on that hitchiking trip in the summer of '72, between my junior and senior year. I'm not sure if this image is sunrise or sunset — could go either way. For me, it's a moment of sublime beauty in nature, accessible to all of us, at any time."