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Artist Jan Schmuckal


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  • FASO Artist Website: http://www.janschmuckal.com

  • Year Born: N/A

  • Price Range: $1.00 - $2,850.00
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Biography


 
Studied:
University of Illinois, 1980-1986 BFA in Industrial Design
 
 
Memberships: Oil Painters of America 1996-1998, 2005 to presentChicago Artist Coalition 2005 to presentGeneva Cultural Arts Commission, Commissioner, 2006 to present
 
Dealers or Representatives: Gallery 28 Fine and Functional Art, 28 N 4th St, Geneva, IL 60134 Dard Hunter Studios, Chillecothe, OH
Mission Motif, Atlanta, GA
Peter Jung Gallery, Hudson, NY
Art & Antiques on Lake - Pasadena, CA
 
Artist Statement: A native of St. Charles, Illinois, Jan Schmuckal was the kind of kid always in the middle of some sort of art project, thanks to her very indulgent parents! She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1986 with a degree in Industrial Design, and spent the following years as a designer in the Point-of-Purchase industry. After many years as a designer, she had an overwhelming desire to start painting again, which she had not done since high school.  She started out in a little makeshift studio in the corner of her apartment bedroom. At that time, Jan made a conscious decision to go in an impressionistic direction as an artist rather than as a realist because it provided a break from the realistic renderings that she did every day as a designer. To further hone her technique she pursued an ad-hoc education, taking workshops and classes from both nationally accredited and local artists. She entered regional shows, then national shows, placed her work in galleries, gave painting workshops, (quit her design job!) opened 3 successive art studios, taught art classes... and in 2005, Jan opened an art gallery in a 112-year-old house in Geneva, Illinois.
 
    "The changing light of day and the moods it evokes are the foundation of all my oil paintings. Each piece usually starts with a powerful,   simple composition, which then evolves into a theme where strong light and shadow and deep color are within the [...]

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