The Life and Art of Paul Strisik N.A.

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by Judith A. Curtis 

Turning back on the predominantly modern art scene of postwar New York, Paul Strisik (1918-1998) came to painting as a career late in life and studied principles of painting used by the Old Dutch Masters under Frank Vincent DuMond of the Art Students League of New York. However, Strisik made a name for himself not strictly as a realist, impressionist, or tonalist, but as what he dubs "a painter of effects." An admirer of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Strisik would paint nature en plein air before returning to his studio to paint a larger image of the scene from memory, producing a feeling of nature "filtered through the human psyche." This book details and celebrates the many phases of Strisik's life and works.