As an artist, I paint in the Traditional Classic style using the academic approach of the Old Masters of the 15th thru the 19th centuries. My style is based on sound craftsmanship and techniques of the past combined with my own findings. I strive for an honest, sincere personal statement in the realistic tradition. I produce no gimmicks or fad distortions. To fully appreciate this style of art one must process a deep respect for the discipline of drawing and the craft of traditional picture making; one must likewise submit to the mystery of illusion as one of painting’s most characteristic and stately powers. As an artist I believe as did the great masters of the past that the highest triumph an artist can achieve is the artistic genius of perfect reproduction of the subject represented with a deep passion of poetic feeling and beauty, ideal and superior in quality and craftsmanship.
Biography: William Yenkevich paints in the Traditional Realist Style using the academic approach of the Old Masters of the 15th thru 17th centuries. His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Federal Building in New York City; The Salmagundi Club in New York City; The American Artist’s Professional League in New York City; The American Artist Gallery in Wayne, PA and Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Morgan Gallery of Fine Art in Blakeslee, PA; the Louisa Melrose Gallery in Frenchtown, NJ; the Afa Gallery in Scranton; the Carroll Siple Gallery in Denver, Colorado; College Misericordia in Dallas, PA; the Scanticon/Princeton Convention Center; Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA; Reading Public Musum in Reading, PA; and the Pennsylvania State University/Hazleton Campus in Hazleton, PA. In addition, his work is in many private, public and corporate collections, including Pennsylvania State University/Hazleton Campus, Sargent Art Corp., in Hazleton, PA., Markle Gallery of the Hazleton Art League in Hazleton, PA. and College Misericordia in Dallas, PA. Mr. Yenkevich is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Silver Medal of Honor from the Audubon Artists; a Finalist Winner in American Art Magazine, Artist Magazine, Manhatten Arts International Magazine and Art Crowd Magazine Art Competitions. Mr. Yenkevich has been also featured in many National and International publications such as: American Artist Magazine, Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Art Crowd Magazine, The Collector’s Issue; The Still Life - American Artist, Manhatten Arts International Magazine and a book authored by M. Steven Doherty editor-in-chief of American Artist Magazine entitled “Creative Oil Painting”. He is a member of the following professional organizations; The American Artist’s Professional League (Fellow Member) NYC, The Salmagundi Club NYC, and American Portrait Society. William Yenkevich is represented by the Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA; Gallery at Auredell, Stroudsburg, PA; Morgan Gallery of Fine Art, Blakeslee, PA; Lousia Melrose Gallery in Frenchtown, New Jersey; Golden Door Gallery, New Hope, PA . and Hardcastle Gallery, Wilmington, DE. He was born in Gary, Indiana in 1955 and now resides in Hazleton, PA. He attended the Columbus College of Art & Design in Columbus, Ohio. Since 1978 he’s been doing Independent Study and research on Old Master Painting , Drawing Techniques and Fine Art Restoration.
Country: United States
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