Lon Brauer is an American oil painter known for his work in figure and plein air landscape. Born in 1955 and coming of age in the early seventies, he has roots in the abstract expressionist movement. His work is a mix of the abstract with the representational, bringing an impressionistic use of paint and materials to create images that challenge the viewer with new perspectives. Brauer holds membership with Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society (Signature member), and Portrait Society of America. When home, he is in studio at Lon Brauer Studios in Granite City, IL.