Original Okie: Harold Stevenson

by This Land


If the pop world had a Walk of Fame, Harold Stevenson would hang a four-story painting over his star. He is known as one of the world’s greatest living artists, his life marked by “The New Adam”—a male nude measuring 8 feet by 40, now in the Guggenheim—and rubbing elbows with Andy Warhol. The 84-year-old artist has returned to his native Idabel—indeed, he says, he never left—where he lives in a log cabin among the pines.

Artist Harold Stevenson discusses his life and work, as well as coming home:

Originally published in This Land, Vol. 4 Issue 18. Sept. 15, 2013.