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"James Sulkowski has established an enviable reputation for art of the highest quality."
- Artspeak Magazine
- Artspeak Magazine
James Sulkowski received his education from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Carnegie Mellon University, and - most notably - the Art Students League of New York with Frank Mason and Robert Beverly Hale. His timeless works have been displayed in the White House, the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, and historical museums abroad. Since first offering classes in 1981, he has instructed hundreds of students - first at his studio, then at the university level and workshops across the country.
James has authored articles for numerous publications, including American Artist, American Art Review, and US Art. His first full-length book, Mastering Oil Painting, was published by Walter Foster in 2013. For eleven seasons, he hosted the instructional show Let's Paint on public access television. His art instruction dvds art and art video downloads have been collected worldwide .
His original oil portraits , commissioned murals and other work has been collected worldwide and is in public and private collections including President and Mrs. George H.W. Bush, The Metropolitan Opera of New York, The Abdul Azziz Museum in Jedda, Saudi Arabia, The Hotel Lafayette in Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Carnegie-Mellon University and countless others.
For those interested in original oil paintings , commissioned portraits , florals , landscapes , still life or a special project please email us or call us . Art workshops conducted nationally and in the Pittsburgh area as well as art video downloads , art instruction dvds and art instruction books are all available . James' classical art approach has garnered many awards throughout the years and he shares his knowledge with those who attend his art workshops in Houston,Pa.
James lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Sherri, and their adopted beagles, Opal and Molly.
"James Sulkowski has developed into one of the great artists of America. We are forever his strong supporters."
- Aldon James Jr., President of the National Arts Club
"I love your paintings, and so do my clients. To view one is a momentary respite from the pressures of modern day life."
- Ed Linder, Pittsburgh PA
"I've always admired [Sulkowski's] work. He's considered to be an outstanding artist, and also a terrific teacher."
- Stephen Doherty, Editor-in-Chief, American Artist Magazine
"Your art has enriched us. You have added all the colors of your palette to our lives."
- Ruth Gilson, Vero Beach, FL