Unlike so many of his contemporaries during the 20th century, Koch was firmly committed to the realist tradition, and his work reflects the influences of the old masters such as Vermeer. This piece titled Bubbles demonstrates the artist’s technical skills as well as his ability to capture the quiet intimacy of domestic life.
Koch’s portraits of New York high society were very much in demand during his lifetime. They offer a view into a formal and refined world that is mostly gone now. The nostalgia that his paintings capture is deeply appealing to collectors of all kinds. And Koch’s command of his subject and artistic technique add great value to these paintings.