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To further the Legacy of Master Artist, Leszek Forczek
Forcek’s art career spanned nearly fifty years. Forczek was also a writer, poet, distinguished teacher, lecturer, movie producer & film director.
Master “Aquarelle” Artist” Founder of the “Illuminism Aquarelle” School of Painting and the Illuminism Workshop Series (IWS) and syllabus.
Many believe that Forczek's style & technique of painting, ILLUMINISM, is the 'missing chapter' in art books on American Watercolor. In the mid-80's, while exhibiting in Joshua Tree, California, several of Forczek's works were purchased by the curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).
While showing in Santa Fe, Georgia O'Keefe once remarked to her friend and art critic David Bell: "Forczek began where I left off!" Bell's cover article on Forczek in Southwest Art magazine is a testimony of Forczek's unique style in American painting at that time: 1982.
Forczek's landscapes ranged from the deserts of the California Baha as Sand & Stone -- north to Alaska's Ice & Light, the Auroras, Lakes & Glaciers. A prophetic theme was of the Nar Whales - Northwest Mystique as they rise from the sinking seas toward the Northern Lights.
Forczek painted a series of South-West themes for the Triumverite Gallery in Santa Fe with his Spirit Pots, Spirit of America, Chards of a Nation's Soul, the Eaglets. His California Mission series depicted the swallows returning each year.
Wildlife - includes the Salmon, birds, the Monarch butterfly triptych and more
The one petaled flower, the Calla; the Rose; Iris; Sunflower in the last days of summer...
FIGURAL / LITURGICAL
* Blue Pieta (Painted for the Papal visit to America by Pope John Paul II)
* Series commissioned by the Bishop of Santa Rosa: Washing of the Feet
* The Miracle of Deseret (The Call, The Arrival, The Departure)
* Stone to Soul book cover for "You Are the Answer" (Michael Tamura)
* Paul on the Road to Damascus
* Archangels Michael & Raphael
* The Healing Mission of Art (Michael)
* Tobias & the Fish
* Mary Magdalene -- Writing in Dust (Cast the First Stone)
. . . and many more
Forczek's unfinished works continue to be discovered
Drafts of several books were recently discovered. One is entitled "Full Circle"; another "The Eye of the Dove". Watch this space!
Forczek composed many essays on Illuminism, Light, Color, Darkness. Watch this space for pdf files of his work.
Please contact Casse for permission to publish Forczek's written works.
A post-humus Gallery Article just published in "Being Human" (Summer 2021). This is an international magazine. The full text biographical sketch is at the top of this site in the drop down menu under "More". Free printed copies will soon be available for the cost of shipping. Pre-Orders recommended under Products
Ahead of its time, Topaz Mountain this 87 Minute extraordinary DVD is an archetype -- exploring the vulnerability of our precious landscape
Watch FORCZEK speak on the origins of TOPAZ MOUNTAIN in this 19 minute "Intro" speech at the 2014 screening in Lake County, CA
Leszek shares his ideas on color with advanced IWS student, Erika Clark
INACTIVE PAGE - SORRY NO LINK YET! Need to fix with SoundCloud.
WATCH THIS SPACE!
This nearly hour lecture was entitled: Self-Realization & Color
It was recorded at the Church of Religious Science in Ventura, California.
I hope you enjoy listening.
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND VISITING!
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