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Gabor Svagrik

Ready to Bloom - SOLD

Ready to Bloom - SOLD

Ready for Next Year

Ready for Next Year

Strong Spirit - SOLD

Strong Spirit - SOLD

Gabor Svagrik was born in Szeged, Hungary in 1970. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Illinois. Svagrik studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he was fortunate to study with nationally recognized watercolorist, Irving Shapiro, who stressed the importance of composition, design, and drawing. Svagrik devoted his studies to life drawing and illustration and went on to join the Palette & Chisel in Chicago. He always found the pure and simple beauty in masters of the past such as Daniel Garber, Frits Thaulow, Ernest L. Blumenschein, and Edgar Payne.

Svagrik, is now living in Tucson, Arizona. He is not only a dedicated painter but also spends several weeks each year teaching workshops around the Country, but most recently, he has been teach online art courses through the Tucson Art Academy Online which he founded.

"For the past 20 years, I have been working hard on my craft. The truth is that one must learn the craft in order to create art. This is the philosophy I live by and will continue to do so until I canít hold the brush. I knew through my passion, patience, persistence, and hard work, I would one day have the knowledge to create my vision," says Svagrik. "Mother Nature is our well for many things. For most true artists, it is the place you go to get filled up with inspiration. Nature is perfection. I don't care how many times I stand and look at the same landscape, each time the beauty is there staring back at me differently. This beauty is what I try to capture on my canvas. It has become my personal artistic journey and is what differentiates me from other artists. I will forever be humbled and honored to have found my passion in life."

Selected Awards

  • Oil Painters of America President's Award of Excellence, 2009
  • Maui Plein-Air Painting Invitational – Honorable Mention, 2008
  • The Artist's Magazine 22nd Annual Art Competition – Landscape Finalist, 2005
  • Award of Merit – Greenhouse Gallery International Salon, 2004
  • Award of Merit – Oil Painters of America, 2004

Affiliations

  • California Art Club
  • Tucson Art Academy – Founder

Recent Publications

  • Southwest Art, Landscape Portfolio & Editorial, February, 2012
  • Western Art Collector, Tucson Art Acadmeny Editorial, January, 2010
  • Southwest Art, The Essential Guide, January, 2009
  • Western Art Collector, Santa Fe Small Works, December 2008
  • Art Talk, Rising Star, August/September, 2006
  • Southwest Art, Going West, September, 2005

Museums

  • Tucson Museum of Art – Art of the American West, Tucson, AZ