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PAUL STRISIK GLOUCESTER HARBOR WHARF OIL PAINTING National Academy NA 1919-1998, oil on canvas painting, signed P. Strisik lower left, titled Gloucester Harbor June 1970 on the verso, with Paul Strisik Gallery Rockport Mass paper label, a colorful impressionistic depiction of Gloucester Harbor Wharf, housed in its original stretcher and parcel gilt frame, this work would make an impressive addition to any fine American Art Collection.
SIZE: 12 x 16 In. (artwork) / 19-1/2 X 23-1/2 In. (framed).
CONDITION: Excellent.
Paul Strisik was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. In 1955 he moved to Rockport, Ma. where he maintained his studio and gallery until his death in 1998. He traveled extensively in North America and abroad to enjoy the challenge of new subjects. He was a dedicated plein air painter, finding even the briefest outdoor studies carried him back to the subject more true to the feeling, the light and the mood of the place than photographs. His photographs were used for intricate details. An occasional interior or still life offered him a change of pace from his outdoor activities. He worked in both oil and watercolor. Strisik was particularly fond of painting the Southwest where he had a second home in Santa Fe for a number of years.

Paul studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frank Vincent Dumond. It was from Dumond that he learned about cause and effect, to learn what causes appearances in order to paint the effect with understanding.

Paul Strisik is a nationally acclaimed painter, and was a member of the most prestigious organizations in America including Acadamician (N.A.) in the National Academy of Design, National Academy of Western Art (Oklahoma City), Hudson Valley Art Association, N.Y., Rockport Art Association (Past President), Copley Society of Boston (Copley Master), Oil Painters of America, The Guild of Boston Artists, Allied Artists of America, New England Watercolor Society, The International Society of Marine Painters, North Shore Arts Association, Artists Professional League and the American Watercolor Society, N.Y.. His one-man shows include The Grand Central Galleries, N.Y.C., Doll & Richards, Boston, Ma., Rockport Art Assoc, Rockport, Ma., Andover Gallery Fine Arts, Andover, Ma., Gordon College, Wenham, Ma., Johnson-Welch Gallery, Kansas City, Mo., Francesca Anderson Gallery, Boston, Ma., Dodson Gallery, Oklahoma City, Ok., Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, Oh., Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vt.,

Retrospective Shows: Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, N.M. 1999
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vt. 2000
Rockport Art Assoc., Rockport, Ma. 2001
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Ma. Still Life Show, 2007

He exhibited in numerous national exhibitions including The National Academy of Design, N.Y., American Watercolor Society, N.Y., The Royal Watercolor Society, London, England, 1992, Catto Gallery, London, 1992, Artists of American Show, Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Ok. Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Ok., Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, N.M., Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, N.M. Western Heritage Show, Texas, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Arts, N.M., DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Ma., Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Oh.. Copley Society of Boston, Ma., The Guild of Boston Artists, Whistler Museum, Lowell, Ma. and others.

In 1981 the Hudson Valley Art Assoc, N.Y. paid special tribute to Paul Strisik with a show of his works at their 44th Annual Exhibition. The Rotary Club of Santa Fe, N.M. named him artist of the year in 1986. His paintings are in many museums, corporations and other prominent private collections.

His concepts and technical skills are included in his book," The Art of Landscape Painting" 1980, published by Watson-Guptill. His last book, "Capturing Light in Oils", a Northlight Publication was released in 1995.
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