Paul Strisik, N.A. (1918-1998): Still Life Paintings
Opening Reception on Saturday, July 14, 2007
Cape Ann Historical Museum is pleased to present The Still Life Paintings of Paul Strisik, N.A. (1918-1998). Strisik began his career as an aerial photographer in the Navy during World War II, and then later studied for three years at the Art Students League in New York City with renowned teacher Frank Vincent DuMond. It was under DuMond’s tutelage that he gained a thorough grounding in the principles of painting as practiced by the Old Dutch Masters. He moved to Rockport in 1953 and within two years opened his gallery on Main Street. He traveled extensively throughout his career, and his favorite destinations were often depicted in landscapes from New England, the Southwest, and Europe. His career as a painter developed late in life, at age 27, yet he quickly achieved prominence as painter, teacher, and lecturer. Throughout his career he won over 185 awards including 16 gold medals, and was granted full membership with the prestigious National Academy of Design, the American Watercolor Society and many others.
An Opening Reception for this special exhibition will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The exhibition continues through September 23, 2007. The Cape Ann Historical Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Museum is closed during the month of February, on Mondays, and on major holidays. Admission is $6.50 adults, $6.00 seniors, $4.50 students, children under 6 and Museum members are free. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information please call: (978) 283-0455. Additional information can be found online at: www.capeannhistoricalmuseum.org.