Jack Radetsky, American (1948 - )

Jack Radetsky

Jack Radetsky was born in 1948. Educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he received numerous grants and fellowships including the Yale Fellowship in 1974 and 1975. In October 1978 he participated in the CAPS (Creative Artist Public Service Program) Exhibition.

Radetsky is recognized as a forerunner of the new romantic realist movement. Radetsky emphasizes painterly techniques with magic and illusionary clarity. His windows are simultaneously interior and exterior and have a breathtakingly exquisite luminosity.

Radetsky's paintings hum with urban sounds hushed by his breezy curtains and quiescent windows. These windows become screens where collected memorabilia create a symphony of objects - halos of shadows with an ethereal life of their own. Ghost - like, the are apparitions emitting auras of color, allowing objects to become suspended between illusion and memory

BORN: 1948 Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION:
1976 Yale University, New Haven, CT. M.F.A.
1974 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; B.F.A.
1969 School of Visual Arts, New York, NY; Three Year Certificate

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2012 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1988 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1986 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1985 Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ
1985 Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1984 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
1983 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1981 O.K. Harris West, Scottsdale. AZ
1981 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1979 O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, NY
1977 Galerie Lara Vinci, Paris, France
1976 Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1976 M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT
1976 Contemporary Images, Paul Mellon Art Center, Wallingford, CT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2012 SNAPSHOT photographs from the permanent collection, C'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA
1998 ART EXPO TOKYO
1990 Fujii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
1989 Painting, Sculpture and the Built Environment, City Place, Boston, MA
1988 Trompe L’Oeil The Magic of Deception, Muckenthaler Cultural Center,
Fullerton, CA
1985 Light/Heavy Light: Contemporary Shadow Use in the Visual Arts, Bruce
Velick Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1985 Tomasulo Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ
1984 Through the Looking Glass: Reflected Images in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY
1984 O.K. Harris Artists,Royal Palm Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
1984 Summer Remembered, E.R. Squibb, Princeton, NJ
1984 Illusions, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
1983 The Great Illusionists, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson College, Wayne, NJ
1983 O.K. Harris Artists, Eva Cohen Gallery, Highland Park, IL
1982 Manoir-Ana, performance; choreography by Francoise Orly; Bonlow Gallery, NY; Grey Gallery, New York University, New York, NY
1982 The Artist and the Airbrush, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
1981 Yves Arman Gallery, New York, NY
1980 Radical Realism, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
1980 Illusionism, O.K. Harris West, Scottsdale, AZ
1979 Art of the State, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1979 Reality of Illusion, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; University of Southern California Art Galleries; Honolulu Academy of Art; Oakland Museum; University Art Museum, Austin, TX; Hubert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University; Spencer Museum of Art, Kansas University; Museum of fine Arts, Toledo, OH.
1978 Expressions of the Seventies, Minskoff Cultural Center, New York, NY
1977 Salon des Grands et Jeunes, Grand Palais, Paris France
1976 New Art, Auction Gallery, New York, NY
1976 Elliot Pratt Center, Goddard College, Plainfield, VT
1974 Works of Nine, Green Street Gallery, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY: EDITIONS/PUBLICATIONS
Limited edition, Artist-in-Residence; Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque,
NM; May-June 1984

BIBLIOGRAPHY: BOOKS
Custom Made, Running Heads, Macmillion
Airbrushing in the Fine Arts, Orbis Publishing, London, England
Airbrushing for Fine and Commercial Artists, Robert Pascal
The Shadow Knows, Diane Johnson, Random House
Wallworks, Akiko Busch, Running Heads
Hot Air 1, Werner Steuer, North Light Books
Advanced Airbrushing, Orbis Publishing, London England

BIBLIOGRAPHY: CATALOGUES
Trompe L’Oeil The Magic of Deception, Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton, CA
Light/Heavy Light: Contemporary Shadow in Visual Arts, Frances Butler, Poltroon Press, CA 1985
The Artist and the Airbrush, San Jose University, San Jose, CA 1982
Reality of Illusion, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Introduction: Donald Brewer, 1979
Grand et Jeunes, d’Aujourd’hui; 18th Annual, Grand Palais, Paris, France; Introduction: Raoul-Jean Moulin, 1977.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: PERIODICALS
Airbrush Action, Vargas Awards, Jack Roming, May/June 2002, pp. 30-32.

Orange Coast Magazine, “Optical Illusions at the Muckenthaler”, Ralph C. Bond, June 1988, pp. 216-217

Airbrush Action, “Jack Radetsky” Robert Anderson, September/October 1985, pp. 22-31.

Metropolis, “By Design; The Handsome Screen: off the wall art,” Akiko
Busch, July/August 1983.

New York Magazine, “Color Comes Back,” Anna Wintour, (photograph),
April 11, 1983.

Ocular, “Jack Radetsky” Richard Muhlberger, Spring 1982.

Arts Visuales Magazine, February 1981

Art International, “Paris Review”, R.C. Kenedy, July/August 1977

BIBLIOGRAPHY: NEWSPAPERS
Daily Hampshire Gazette, Art People, Jack Radetsky/Painter December 6, 2012

The New York Times, Art: Reviews, Vivien Raynor, January 31, 1986

The Sunday Republican, “Works of Gramarossa, Radetsky exhibited,”
Gloria Russell, November 17, 1985.

Daily News, “Second ‘Art Scene” to open at museum,” October 24, 1985.

The Republican, “Art of Jack Radetsky,” October 20, 1985.

The Post, (West Palm Beach, FL), “Is What You See All You Get From
Illusionist Art?”, Gary Schwan, Feb 26, 1984.

Oakland Tribune, “An Impressive Show of Airbrush Painting,” Charles
Shere, February 28, 1982.

San Jose Mercury, “Airbrush’ paints diffuse portrait of spray-on art,” Dorothy Burkhart, February 4, 1982.

The Greenfield Recorder, “Creativity a shared ambition,” Aaron Cooke,
July 3, 1981.

Colorado Spring Sun, “Exhibit of ‘Things As They Are Not,’”July 20,1979.

Los Angeles Times, “Calendar:’Reality: All In the ‘I’ of the Beholder,’”
William Wilson, October 21,1979.

Denver Post, “Art Focus: Reality of Illusion,” James Mells, July 10, 1979.

Rocky Mountain News, “Now”, “Illusion,” Irene Clureman, July 15, 1979.

The New York Times, “Art People,” Grace Glueck, May 8, 1976.

The New Haven Register, “Mellon Art Center,” Shirley Gonzales,
January 25, 1976.

Wallingford Record, “Four Artists Exhibit,” Peter Pach, January 21, 1976.

Newsday, “Reviews,” Malcolm Preston, February 1975.

TELEVISION/RADIO COVERAGE:

WFCR National Public Radio, Interview and report on exhibit at George
Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Charlene Koh, November 7, 1985.

AWARDS/FELLOWSHIPS:
Vargas Award 2002, Steiglitz Publishing

Artist Foundation Fellowship, Massachusetts Council on the Arts; 1988.

Artist Foundation Fellowship, Massachusetts Council on the Arts; 1979.

Graduate Fellowship, Yale University, 1975-76; 1974-75.

School Art League Grant, 1966-69.

School of Visual Arts Scholarship, 1966-69.

Joint Industry Board Scholarship, 1966-69.

Art Directors Award, School Art League, 1966.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2004 Founder, “ArtShow Amherst”, A Fine Art Street Gallery.

1989 Artist In-residence, Airbrush Technique and Application in the Fine
Arts, Airbrush Action Magazine, San Francisco, CA.

1984 Artist In-residence, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM.

1977-78 Instructor; painting and color theory, University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, Division of Continuing Education.

1977-78 Instructor; Painting, Springfield Technical Community College,
Springfield, MA.

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