Roland Poska was born in Scotland in 1938 to parents of Lithuanian descent; Poska received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rockford College in 1961 and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. It was while he was a senior at Cranbrook that Poska first made paper with Lawrence Barker, then head of the printmaking department. Roland was an Art Instructor at Rockford College from 1963-1964, and the Layton School of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI from 1965-1974, Roland was the Head of Printmaking at Milwaukee School of Art and Design, Milwaukee, from 1974-1976, and was a Co-founder of that school. Roland founded and managed Fishy Whale Publishing in Rockford IL, established 1961, and is still publishing to date.
From a dry deckle edge of a handmade sheet of paper,
the idea began to grow.
Perhaps everything in the universe, indeed the universe itself,
is the result of forces forever meeting, or parting.
Where forces meet, or part.
From this eternal process,
everything springs eternal.
It is from what is unseen that everything manifests
itself in continuous shifting forms.
We Meet, We Grow, And We Part.
From nothing to something, the first is incomprehensible,
but, so is the second,
the process of creation.
Roland Poska 2012
- Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ
- Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee WI
- Chicago Art Institute, Chicago IL
- Racine Art Museum, Racine WI
- Beloit College Art Museum, Beloit WI
- Freeport Art Museum, Freeport IL
- Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL
- Creighton University Collection, Omaha, NE
- Northwestern University, Chicago IL
- Mayo Clinic Collection, Rochester MN
- University of WI Collection, Madison WI
- Quad Graphics Collection, Milwaukee WI
- Kasch Company, Milwaukee WI
- MetLife, St. Louis MO
John L. Doyle American Artist: b. 1939-2010. Doyle's art reflects his fascination with the human condition. For over a decade Before Doyle actively pursued his painting career, he studied ethnology and anthropology. The product of this study is a visual recording of what Doyle learned and is set down in drawings.
The drawings became the foundation for a lithograph series' which developed into a life's work art project which Doyle titled "The Great Human Race." The art visually records categorical statements about civilization. The presentation is about the cultural development of particular disciplines such as Medicine, Law, Architecture, and Business. John Doyle had several shows at the MGM Grand Gallery in Las Vegas, Nevada in the 1980's.
He produced several suites, Merchants and Traders, Counselors, Gamblers and the Great Human Race. He earned a BAE from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1962, and an MA from Northern Illinois University 1967. Doyle works in watercolor and acrylic, but is best known for his lithography. Doyle’s decade-long study of ethnology and anthropology lead to a lithograph series titled "The Great Human Race". Listed in Who's Who in American Art, Doyle has exhibited his work in more than 50 one man national exhibitions and more than 30 national and international group exhibitions.
John Doyle’s work is found in private and public collections including at the John's Hopkins University in Maryland; the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota; the Denver Natural History Museum in Colorado; the Columbus Museum of Fine Art in Ohio; the Library of Congress and the National Collection of Fine Arts in Washington D.C.; the Indianapolis Museum of Art in Indiana; and the Palm Springs Desert Museum in California.
Doyle has resided in the mountains northeast of Asheville, North Carolina since 1979. He is chairman and co-owner of art publishing company, Chrysalis Images, Inc. until he departed in 2010.
Born in St.Louis, Missouri on August 15,1935, the artist presently winters in Punta Gorda, Florida, and spends his summers in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, just outside of Madison. The artist moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin at an early age and attended schools there, graduating from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1954.
Following graduation, he began work at Wisconsin Telephone, enjoying a successful thirty year career. He retired in 1986, and began a second career as an artist.
His work has been included in more than 100 National and International juried exhibitions in this country, plus Europe, Scandinavia, and Asia. He has had 29 individual showings of his work in museums and galleries across the country.
Mr. Ruble has been the recipient of 42 major awards, including special purchase awards from the Oklahoma Art Center in Oklahoma City and the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Miami. His work is included in more than 50 museum and public collections, including the Honolulu Academy of Arts; the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio; the Minneapolis Museum of
Art; the Art Museum of the City of Sacramento; the Flint Institute of Art in Michigan; and the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Bernard Buffet French Artist: B. 1928-1999 - French painter Bernard Buffet attained recognition as an artist when he was very young. By 1948 he had had his first one-man show and received the Prix de la Critique. In the 1950s he was considered the principal figurative artist in Paris. In this phase he was influenced by the miserabilisme movement: his compositions, all grays and dull whites, had a somber mood. Buffet's subjects have tremendous range, especially in later works, and include still-lifes, interior scenes, and views of such cities as New York, Paris, and London. He has also worked as an illustrator and in 1954 created a series of drypoints on the theme of the Passion. The lithographs he created resemble his paintings. His work appears in many museums, including the Tate Gallery in London and the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.
Robert E. Sargent was a well regarded author and illustrator of children's books. As an artist his work has been widely collected since the 1950's by celebrities, and private collectors. Some of these collectors are Catarina Valente, John Steinbeck, Kaye Ballard, Perry Como, Eartha Kitt, Jane Powell, Paul Douglas, John Sterling, Nancy Walker, Ross Hunter, Jack Mapes, Hildegarde Kneff and many others.
Robert was born in Vermont in 1933. His parents were Robert S. and Hilda I. Sargent, who resided on South Main Street in Northfield, Vermont. He has a younger sister Patricia A. Sargent, who was born in 1939.
Robert attended Northfield schools and was educated in both Liberal Arts and fine arts in Vermont and Paris. For more than 9 years he also resided and worked in Paris, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Vienna, Zurich, Rome Capri, and Madrid.
He produced and wrote his own fairy tales in which he added classical music. These evolved into successful television programs for children which aired weekly on on the Sweden Television Program Exchange and expanded well into Europe over the years.
He has been the recipient of many awards for his drawings, illustrations, paintings and book jackets. He has sold many of these works in over 750 galleries throughout the United States and Canada since he returned to the USA in 1965.
He moved to Paris to become an artist, enrolling at Atelier Dix-Sept, Stanley William Hayter's engraving school, where he learned etching. He worked alongside artists including Max Ernst, Oskar Kokoschka, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
In 1935, Trevelyan bought Durham Wharf, beside the River Thames in Hammersmith, London. This became his home and studio for the rest of his life and was a source of artistic inspiration to him. He became a confirmed Surrealist and exhibited at the International Surrealist Exhibition, held at the New Burlington Galleries in London.
From 1950 to 1955, Trevelyan taught history of art and etching at the Chelsea School of Art. During 1955–63, he was Tutor of Engraving at the Royal College of Art, rising to Head of the Etching Department where he was influential to many younger printmakers, including David Hockney and Norman Ackroyd.
In 1969, he produced the Thames Suite, a collection of 12 views of the Thames from its upper reaches in Oxford and Henley-on-Thames down to the tidal stretches of London and the Estuary.