air landscape artist, Paul Strisik, was born in New York but lived and
painted most of his life in Rockport, Massachusetts and Santa Fe.
He received his formal art training at the Art Students League in
New York, studying there with Frank Vincent Dumond.
was a master painter of transferring the light and color he saw in
nature to the canvases he created. He
was equally at ease working with oils or watercolors and most frequently
sketched his subjects in the outdoors, later creating larger works from
them in his studio.
was a nationally acclaimed painter with membership in many organizations
including the National Design Academy, the National Academy of Western
Art, the Hudson Valley Art Association, the Rockport Art Association,
Oil Painters of America, The Guild of Boston Artists, the New England
Watercolor Society, and the International Society of Marine Painters.
He authored two books on oil painting techniques and is the
subject of several other books including the recently published book
entitled The Life and Art of Paul Strisik, N.A. Articles
about the work of this highly sought after artist have appeared in many
publications including Southwest Art, Art of the West,
North Shore Life and Artists
of the Rockies.
is quoted as having said, “God’s light on a blade of grass is such a
miracle, and so difficult to capture in paint; it is worth a lifetime of
trying.” This remarkably
kind and gentle man and outstanding artist died July 22, 1998 at his
home in Rockport.