studied at the Art Students League in New York with Frank Vincent
was from Dumond that he learned about cause and effect, to learn
what causes appearances in order to paint the effect with understanding.
Strisik is a nationally acclaimed painter, and was a member of
the most prestigious organizations in America including Acadamician
(N.A.) in the National Academy of Design, National Academy of
Western Art (Oklahoma City), Hudson Valley Art Association, N.Y.,
Rockport Art Association (Past President), Copley Society of
Boston (Copley Master), Oil Painters of America, The Guild of
Boston Artists, Allied Artists of America, New England Watercolor
Society, The International Society of Marine Painters, North
Shore Arts Association, Artists Professional League and the
American Watercolor Society, N.Y..
one-man shows include The Grand Central Galleries, N.Y.C.,
Doll & Richards,
Boston, Ma., Rockport Art Assoc, Rockport, Ma., Andover
Gallery Fine Arts, Andover, Ma., Gordon College, Wenham, Ma.,
Johnson-Welch Gallery, Kansas City, Mo., Francesca Anderson
Gallery, Boston, Ma., Dodson Gallery, Oklahoma City, Ok., Miller
Gallery, Cincinnati, Oh., Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester,
Retrospective Shows: Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe,
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vt. 2000
Rockport Art Assoc., Rockport, Ma. 2001
Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Ma. Still Life Show, 2007
in numerous national exhibitions including The
National Academy of Design, N.Y., American Watercolor Society, N.Y.,
The Royal Watercolor Society, London, England, 1992, Catto Gallery,
London, 1992, Artists of American Show, Cowboy Hall of Fame,
Oklahoma City, Ok. Thomas Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Ok., Museum
of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, N.M., Millicent Rogers Museum,
Taos, N.M. Western Heritage Show, Texas, Albuquerque Museum
of Fine Arts, N.M., DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Ma., Butler Institute
of American Art, Youngstown, Oh.. Copley Society of Boston,
Ma., The Guild of Boston Artists, Whistler Museum, Lowell, Ma.
1981 the Hudson Valley Art Assoc, N.Y. paid special tribute
to Paul Strisik with a show of his works at their 44th Annual
Exhibition. The Rotary Club of Santa Fe, N.M. named
him artist of the year in 1986. His paintings are in many
museums, corporations and other prominent private collections.
concepts and technical skills are included in his book," The Art of Landscape Painting" 1980, published
by Watson-Guptill. His last book, "Capturing Light
in Oils", a Northlight Publication was released in 1995.
on his work have appeared in many publications including Southwest
Art, Art West, Southwest Profile, North Shore Life, American
Artists, Artists of the Rockies, Western Arts Digest, Santa Fean
Magazine, Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting Techniques
and others. His television appearances include ABC's Boston,
Evening Chronicle, NBC's Boston Evening Magazine, and the NBC's
Today Show. His television productions include KTVY Oklahoma
City, Ok., "Creative Arts", Sketching in the Field,
Sketching in Foreign Lands, and Painting on Location. He is listed
in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in
American Art, and Contemporary Western Artists.
His work may be seen at The Paul Strisik Gallery in
Rockport, Ma. from June to October and at the following galleries
across the country, The Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe,
N.M., Whistle-Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, Tx., Parson's Fine
Art Gallery, Taos, N. M. , The Sylvan Gallery, Charleston, S.C.,
and the Wiscasset Bay Gallery, Wiscasset Bay, Maine.
Strisik won over 185
awards including 17 gold medals. He passed
away in Rockport, MA on July 22, 1998.
feel that God's Sunlight on a single blade of grass is such
a miracle and so difficult to capture in paint, it is worth
a lifetime of trying."