I’m happy to share with you that The Butler Institute of American Art recently awarded its Medal for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts to Gregory Strachov. Throughout the years the Butler has given this prestigious honor to only a few distinguished members of the art community, including Thomas Hoving, Robert Rauschenberg and John Singer Sargent.
Strachov (above) has created more than 3,500 works of art since 1974. His paintings of stones and landscapes are what he loves the most; he returns to them time and time again as subjects. His work has been praised as “among the most beautiful images that can be experienced.” His series on war, the Holocaust, human subjects and human emotions have won the respect and attention of the academic and art communities world wide.
His current work will also be featured at the Butler Institute of American Art. In addition to the 12 works that are in the museum’s permanent collection, Strachov will include 10 of his latest pieces, which were inspired by his explorations of remote canyons in Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. The exhibit will be open to public from through June 12, 2011.
Learn more about this fascinating artist in the July/August 2011 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.