Chris Page

Biography

Born in Madrid to ex-pat, bohemian parents and raised in Boston by his maternal grandparents, Chris Page began seriously pursuing art after his graduation from high school and conversion to the Bahá’í faith in the early 1970s. Following studies in Colorado, and back in Boston at Northeastern, and at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Page relocated to the Five College Area with his wife, Sarah. At UMass Amherst, Page studied painting with James Hendricks. However, he credits his primary training as a painter to a close association with Michael Phillips, now a professor of fine art at the College of South Carolina in Charlestown.

Page’s travels have had a strong influence on his work. In 1995, Page traveled to the northern part of Baffin Island landing in Pond Inlet, 400 miles north of the Arctic Circle. Influenced by the colors and profound openness of the Artic, Page’s painting became very focused on merging abstraction and landscape. Page has started to work from memory and knowledge of stream flow pattern in his most recent work, influenced and inspired by the power and intimacy of prayer and meditation experienced during a 2004 Bahá’í pilgrimage to Haifa, Israel.

His work has been exhibited since the 70s at venues such as the Herter Gallery at UMass, APE, and Haddad Lascano. Page and his wife Sarah live in Belchertown.