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Peter Poskas

BIOGRAPHY

b. 1939

Prominent 21th Century American landscape artist Peter Poskas has been painting New England for more than three decades. While his earliest pieces were reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s style, inspiration for his current work evolved when he moved to Washington, Connecticut, where he began painting the farm of his elderly neighbor, Emily Uranus. Poskas’s thoughtful studies of light and perspective reflect the subtle nuances of seasonal change - a constant subject of his work.
     
Peter Poskas has enjoyed a successful career as an artist and continues to exhibit his work throughout the United States. His much sought-after paintings have been collected both privately and publicly, including such important institutions as the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, the Mattatuck Museum in Connecticut, the Mint Museum in North Carolina, and the Rahr West Museum in Wisconsin.

EXHIBITIONS:
2015, American Realism: Past and Present Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2015, Spring Bloom Exhibition Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2015, New Works by Peter Poskas Solo Show Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2015, Palm Beach Art and Antiques Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2015, Naples Arts and Antiques Fair, Naples, FL
2015, Winter Group Show Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2014, Palm Beach Art & Antiques Fair, Palm Beach, FL
2014, Naples Art and Antiques Fair, Naples, FL
2014, Just Off Madison Cavalier Galleries, New York, NY
2014, Contemporary Realism Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT
2011, Solo Exhibition, Washington, CT
2009, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
2007, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
2004, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
2001, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
2001, Hue, New York, NY
2000, Farnsworth Art Museum, On Island: A Century of Continuity and Change, Rockland, ME
1999, Solo Exhibition, New York
1999 -2000, The Philbrook Museum of Art – Green Woods and Crystal Waters: The American Landscape Tradition, Tulsa, OK
1999 -2000, John and Mable Museum of Art – OK, Sarasota, FL
1999 -2000, The Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, IA
1999, Enduring Vision: Contemporary Painters in the Tradition of The Hudson River School, Schenectady, NY
1998, American Academy of Arts and Letters: American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture New York, NY,
1997, Museum of Art, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
1997, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
1996, A 30 Mile Circle, Kent, CT
1995, Fairfield University, Peter Poskas Retrospective, Fairfield, CT
1995, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
1995, Realism '95: Vision and Poetry, Invitational - Curator, Christopher R. Young, Flint Institute of Art, Sante Fe, NM
1993, American Realists, Bijitsu-Skia, Japan
1993, Contemporary Landscape Paintings, Invitational Exhibition, Columbus, OH
1992, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
1990, Quick Center of the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
1990, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY
1989, The Metropolitan Life Commission, Metropolitan Life Gallery, New York, NY
1989, The Bruce Museum, The Connecticut Biennial, Greenwich, CT
1988, The Arkansas Art Center – Collector's Choice, Little Rock, AR
1988, Connecticut Gallery, Marlborough, CT
1988, Seasons of Light, New York, NY
1986, Southern Alleghennies Museum of Art, Loretta, PA
1985, The Bruce Museum, The Recognizable Image – 16 Contemporary Realists, Greenwich, CT
1985, Bank of Boston: Small Works Exhibition, Boston, MA
1984, Hunter Museum of Art, Recent Works, Chattanooga, TN
1984, Mood in Landscape, New York, NY
1984, William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Peter Poskas: The Connecticut View, Storrs, CT
1984, Light: Different Angles on the Landscape, New York, NY
1984, Long Wharf Theatre: Xerox Invitational Fundraiser, Stamford, CT
1984, Frumkin and Struve, Chicago, IL
1983, Recent Works, Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY
1983, Silvermine Art Guild: Silvermine Collection '83, Darien, CT
1983, Old State House, Hartford, CT
1983, Talisman Gallery, Invitational Exhibition, Bartlesville, OK
1983, Colorado Heritage Center: Artists in America, Denver, CO
1982, Colorado Heritage Center: Artists in America, Denver, CO
1980, The Silo, New Milford, CT
1980, Grand Central Galleries: Founder's Invitational, New York, NY
1979, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
1977, Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
1977, American Academy of Arts and Letters: Exhibition of Work Eligible for Hassam & Speicher Fund Award, New York, NY
1974, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
1972, Mazur Museum, Monroe, LA
1969, Slater Museum, Norwich, CT
1969, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1968, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1962, Wadsworth Athenum, Hartford, CT

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
American National Bank and Trust Co., Chattanooga, TN
Bank of New England, Boston, MA
Celanese Corporation, New York, NY
Cluett, Peabody and Company, New York, NY
C.M. Alliance, Hartford, CT
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, New York, NY
Ebel U.S.A., Inc., New York, NY
Exxon Mobil, Irving, TX
Eye Associates of Waterbury, Waterbury, CT
FMC Corporation, Chicago, IL
First Bank of Mandeville, Mandeville, LA
Ford Motor Company, Chicago, IL
General Foods Corporation, White Plains, NY
International Silver Company, Meriden, CT
The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, New York, NY
Marsh and McLennan Company, New York, NY
MBNA America, New York, NY
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York, NY
National Health Insurance Co., Grand Prairie, TX
The Ospraie Fund, New York, NY
Pie Mutual Insurance Co., Cleveland, OH
R.R. Donnelly and Sons, New York, NY
Scovill International Corporation, Waterbury, CT
State Savings Company, Columbus, OH
Sterling Software, Dallas, TX
Stride-Rite Corporation, Boston, MA
Tambrands, Inc., Massapequa, NY
Tudor Investment Corporation, Greenwich, CT
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
Wylain Corporation, Fort Worth, TX

SELECTED MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Frye Museum, Seattle, WA
The Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT
Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale , FL
Rahr West Museum, Manitowoc, WI
Sterling Software, Dallas, TX
Stride-Rite Corporation, Boston, MA
Tambrands, Inc., Massapequa, NY
Tudor Investment Corporation, Greenwich, CT
Wellington Management, Boston, MA
Wylain Corporation, Fort Worth, TX

AWARDS:
Connecticut Artist of the Year, Fairfield, CT