New Year, New Show in the Oswego Public Library Art Gallery

OSWEGO – Ron Throop joins the list of wonderful artists we have enjoyed sharing with the community.

The Painter Runs For Congress—Recent Work by Ron Throop arrives today (January 5) and will be with us until the start of March.

Ron Throop
Ron Throop

There will be an artist’s reception from 5-7 p.m. January 11.

Throop is a professional painter and writer living in the city of Oswego.

He graduated from SUNY Oswego in 1990.

Throop shows locally, statewide, nationwide and internationally including Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, and Liverpool and London, England.

He paints every day and subscribes to the Stuckism philosophy of art.

His paintings are colorful, lively, and of the moment.

Ron Throop Biography

“I Won’t Continue to Search for the Philosopher’s Stone Dressed Like This” 2017. Acrylic on canvas
“I Won’t Continue to Search for the Philosopher’s Stone Dressed Like This” 2017. Acrylic on canvas.

I am a relatively useful father and husband who relies on connections with others to make my living. This has been my main vocation for 25 years, although I made ends meet at an earlier time employed as a line cook in several restaurants in the 24th Congressional District of New York State. I believe the demands of the professional kitchen trained me to become the successful homemaker I am today.
As a young father recently graduated from college I read to my daughter the The Bunny Book by Patsy and Richard Scarry, and I believe, subconsciously, acquired a philosophy for living the good life.
In it the authors espouse, probably for the first time ever in written history, the virtue of fatherhood as a vocation.
As stay at home dad, I nurtured hobbies such as painting and self-liberation writing, with hopes that either would stimulate an income at a future point, in order to free my wife from the repetitive grind of nine to five.
They have not.
And my oldest daughter is a junior in high school and ready to establish her own life philosophy. So I’ll need something to do.
Why not run for Congress?
Recently I have become an internationally known painter, showing work in Moscow and St. Petersburg Russia, and Liverpool and London England. I am a practitioner of the modern art movement called Stuckism. My paintings are colorful, lively, of the moment, and affordable. I could even make them more affordable if you like me.
I cannot get enough of paint. I am the art crazy old man at late mid-life.


  1. I’m proud to say I own a Throop! Albeit, not an EARLY THroop! :0)
    Lively is an understatement. MOST if not all of Ron’s works make the viewer smile. Name another artist (okay, Rockwell, different style) who does that for just about every work!!!

    Much success … and the library is a wonderful venue to get your work out to people who might be ‘intimidated’ to go to a gallery!!! THANK YOU for showing there!

    BTW: ‘DAD” is the most important job there is. It may not bring you fame, but it will satisfy like nothing else. Ratchet it up one more notch to “Stay at Home Dad!” and you are there with a gold star!

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