Terry Bailey | A.E. Backus | William Bishop | Robert Bolster | Elizabeth Brandon | A.T. Bricher | James Buttersworth | Ralph Cahoon | Alex Callaway | Laura Cooper
Todd M. Casey | Shane Michael Couch | Roy Cross | Mark Daly | William R. Davis | Donald Demers | Marina Dieul | Stuart Dunkel | Jack Gray | Emile Gruppe
Tanya Harsch | Antonio Jacobsen | Dusan Kadlec | Michael Keane | David Lazarro | Richard Loud | Charles Robert Patterson | Vladimir Pavlosky
Len Pearce | Sergio Roffo | Jack Saylor | Frank Vining Smith | John Stobart | Joseph Sulkowski | Peter Wademan | Jeff Weaver



  
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Joseph Sulkowski

Joseph Sulkowski knew from the age of five that he would be an artist. His early skills in drawing and painting enabled him to begin a path toward fulfilling his passion. Following graduation from Canon-McMillan High School, he studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia, founded in 1809 and the oldest art school in the U.S. Later he met his greatest influence and mentor, Frank Mason, the foremost authority on the principles and techniques of the Old Masters at the Art Students League of New York. Mason was the last protege of Frank Vincent DuMond whom he succeeded as teacher in Studio 7 at the League. DuMond and Mason each taught in Studio 7 for a combined period of over 100 years. Sulkowski became an apprentice to Mason from 1974-1979 learning the traditional principles of painting in the 17th century Flemish, Dutch and Italian techniques. He also learned how to prepare his paints, mediums and oils using recipes developed in the studios of Rubens and Rembrandt. Joseph Sulkowski refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism”, an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. He values his freedom to view the world as a poetic vision and then to express that vision in rich impastos and luminous transparent shadows on canvas. The animals, figures and landscape of the sporting life are the subjects that continually draw Sulkowskiʼs attention. His love for sporting dogs, terriers and foxhounds inform many of his most illustrious canvases. At the same time, he is inspired by the intimacy of companionship of “manʼs best friend”, the feeling of which is expressed in his privately commissioned pet portraits. Sulkowskiʼs trips to places afield from the quail hunting plantations of south Georgia to the grouse moors of the Scottish Highlands continue to be sources for inspiration. The artist has also often returned to one of his favorite subjects, the horse, to capture this animalʼs grace and beauty.


Golden Glow
Golden Glow
Mixed Media, 11x14
signed lower right

Golden Glow





Morning Sun
Mr. McKeever
Oil, 9x12
signed lower right

Mr. McKeever

     

Let's Play Ball

Let's Play Ball
Oil, 22x28
signed lower left

Let's Play Ball

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