Edward Kadunc, a painter and illustrator strongly influenced by the classical tradition, is the featured artist at Catamount Arts for October.
A special reception honoring Kadunc will be held from 5 pm – 7 pm this Friday, October 10, at the art center on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The reception is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
Kadunc of Barnet, studied and worked in the field of fine arts from the earliest age. Majoring in the study and journey of the Arts, Kadunc was formally trained at several schools and universities, including University of Miami and Syracuse University. Early on, nevertheless, he was fortunate to study, work with, and be encouraged by several master artists, principally noted American Artist/Printmaker Barry Moser.
The old school artists, landscape impressionists of the 18th through 20th century, as well as the old masters, are the primary influence in Kadunc’s style and interpretation. Presently dedicated to depicting the relationships between landscape and the people of this region, the masters have become the true source of Kadunc’s inspiration and motivation.
After 25 years in the field of commercial art, including technical and architectural design, creative design, graphic arts, book design, illustration, instruction, etc., Kadunc is directing his creative effort in the pursuit of fine art, oil on canvas and pencil as his principal medium.
The interpretive works exhibited in his current show at Catamount are a retrospective of the past several years of creative production. This exhibit represents a journey of industry, from academic building blocks to the study of the old masters, Hudson River School artists, as well as, various portrait artists who have influenced the technique, style and development of this body of Artwork.
Revisited are places, people, and impressions which have shaped Kadunc’s life and work. All works chosen for this exhibit are is some way representative of an artist’s environment, be it the surrounding landscape or interesting, engaging, or influential personalities, fictional or created personalities or visions which shape the creative process.
It is rare that any artist’s body of work remains available for exhibit as a whole or as an artist’s collection representing a history of the creative work of the past several years, in turn, becoming an eclectic mix of evolving creative expressions and interpretations in two mediums. Kadunc’s style of artwork remains mostly traditional with a fundamental base in composition.
However, it continues to evolve with a greater level of interpretation and impression. Kadunc also has pursued and worked as an art instructor for many years, and is presently teaching several classes in the field of fine arts and sculpture at the, The St. Johnsbury House, as well as developing and continuing classes at the Atelier Kadunc Workshops in St. Johnsbury.
The exhibit of kadunc’s paintings at Catamount will remain on view throughout the month of October.