John Suchy, American (1946 - )

 
John Suchy was born in Williamsburg Brooklyn , New York in 1946. In 1952 his family moved out to Westbury, Long Island where he grew up as a child. He was introduced to art at an early age by his Uncle John Graham, a self taught Artist. After High School he attended the School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan and studied there for three years. After Graduating from Visual Arts he worked for the next twelve years in New York City , for large and small advertising agencies, learning and applying advertising, promotional and illustration skills. During many of these years he attended night classes at the School of Visual Arts , the Pan American Art School and the Art Students League in N.Y.C. For three years he studied with John Gundelfinger at the School of Visual Arts who taught through many different lessons, not a style of drawing but a way of looking at objects no matter how complicated and breaking them down to their simplest form. While attending the Art Students League he studied figure drawing with the great Gustav Rehberger, who taught how to look and feel the motion of the figure in front of you. He still studies figure Drawing at the Art Students League with Michael Burbon & Anthony Palumbo.
During the seventies while living on the upper Westside of Manhattan, Suchy started drawing the elegant architectural landmarks as well as the Human landmarks of that neighborhood. He started displaying his Art on the sidewalks of Manhattan in 1974 either in neighborhood shows around town or by selecting various street corners in Manhattan and just opening up his display and looking out for the police. Now artist can display their art all around town but in those days you had to build your displays to be able to fold up in hurry. On the streets he met all kinds of people, and received many criticism and suggestions both good and bad about his art. An artist wants to get a response from their art and the street is the best place for that. His most severe critic was a dog who used his display for a fire hydrant. Many people would stop and talk about art, themselves, and the many problems they faced living in the city. By displaying on the streets, Suchy received various commissions including portraits of people, brownstones, homes, boats, animals, landscapes, city scenes and restaurants scenes (interiors & exteriors). He also learned about many scenes of Manhattan that New Yorkers and Tourist from all around the world found special to themselves.
Since 1980 Suchy has been working in the Three Dimensional medium. He says, “It has become a popular medium and I feel it gives a lot of pop to my work and adds more fun to the images.
Drawing is the backbone of everything that Suchy does. His love of detail and New York City is obvious to people who enjoy his subject matter and his sense of humor.
Besides New York City Suchy has completed editions of Washington DC & Las Vegas, Nevada.
The most recent 3-D editions made available are of Koln, Germany. These are the first in a series of German cities to be completed and made available in the near future.

EXHIBITIONS BY JOHN SUCHY

1974- New York City Outdoor Art Shows and Street Fairs
1975- The Broadway Gallery, N.Y.C.
1975- The Central Park Wall Gallery N.Y.C.
1976- Washington Square Art Show, NYC
1977- The Seventy Third Street Show, NYC
1978- The Neighborhood Art Gallery , NYC
1979- The Greater New York Savings Bank, NYC
1979- Jack Morris Gallery , NYC
1980- The Tony Ragusa Gallery, NYC
1980- The Saugus Rotary Club Art Show, Mass.
1981- The Tony Ragusa Gallery, NYC
1981- The New Artist Presentation Madison Square Garden , NYC
1982- Stonewall Gallery, NYC
1983- Library Steps Gallery, NYC
1984- Bank Gallery, NYC
1985- Somers Art Gallery , Somers , NY
1985- Steve Hudson Gallery, Memphis , Tenn.
1985- The Soho Street Gallery, N.Y.C.
1988- West Broadway Gallery, NYC
1991- The Sea Girt Gallery, Sea Girt N.J
1992- Mastu Gallery, Tokyo , Japan
1993- Daruma Gallery, Cederhurst, N.Y
1994- Gallery Navy’s, Fukui , Japan
1995- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , NYC
1996- Sher Gallery, North Miami Beach , Florida
1996- J.C.C. Art Show, Cleveland , Ohio
1997- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , NYC
1998- O.J Gallery, Soho , NYC
1998- Crown Art Gallery, Times Square, NYC
1998- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , NYC
1998- J.C.C. Fine Craft Festival VI, Cleveland, Ohio
1999- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , NYC
2000- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , N.Y.C
2000- Gallery Bildschon , Germany
2000- Basel International Fair, Germany
2000- Fine Art A La Carte, Seaport, N.Y.C
2001- Drue Chryst Gallery, Sparta . N.J.
2001- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , N.Y.C
2002- Art For Living Art Gallery , Butler , N.J
2002- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , N.Y.C.
2002- River Road Gallery, Wilton , Conn.
2003- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center , N.Y.C.
2003- Art Encounter, Las Vegas , Nevada
2003- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center, N.Y.C.
2003- The Today Show NBC, New York CIty
2003- Capitol Hill , Washington, DC (Taste America)
2004- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center, N.Y.C.
2004- Mitchell Beja Gallery, Manalapan, N,J,
2005- Art Expo, Jacob Javits Center, N.Y.C.


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