Artist Ted Smuskiewicz

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Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1932, Ted Smuskiewicz received his formal art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he earned a AAS and a BFA degree. For the past fifty years he has been actively involved as a painter, teacher and as an author in the field of fine art.
Exhibiting throughout the country, his work is in both private and public collections. Retired from teaching, he was a faculty member of the American Academy of Art from 1979 to 2005, where he taught oil painting and chaired the fine art department. Former American Academy students from his oil painting class include Scott Burdick, Sue Lyon, Nancy Guzik, Rose Frantzen, Alex Ross, Alfred Currier, Romel Delatorre and Scott Tallman Powers.
As an author, his first book, "Creative Painting of Everyday Subjects" was published by Watson-Guptill in 1986. His second book, "Oil Painting Step by Step" was published by North Light Books in 1992 and 1997. He was a contributing author to a series of books on basic painting techniques published by North Light Books from 1994 to 1995. He has also written for American Artist and Artist magazines. (The above painting of Ted Smuskiewicz was painted by former student, Scott Burdick.)

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