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William A. Suys, Jr. B. 1955
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William A. Suys, Jr.
B. 1955
Salut a Trois Couleurs
Oil on canvas on board
6 x 6 inches
Framed dimensions:
10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches
Signed
Provenance
William A. Suys, Jr.
Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., New York City
BIOGRAPHY

Bill Suys is a master painter whose work is included in national and international collections. His paintings and commissioned portraits have been selected to hang in national and international exhibitions, including The Oil Painters of America, the Art Renewal Center Salon, the Salon International at the International Museum of Masters of Contemporary Fine Art, and the Portrait Society of America.   

Following 20 years in corporate life, Suys turned to painting full-time in 1995.  He has traveled the world to select art for a private corporate collection. Bill holds degrees in Business and Art, and has taught classes and workshops in a variety of venues. 

 

Artistic Philosophy:

I believe a successful piece of art – whether subjective or abstract, painting or sculpture – takes on a life and spirit of its own. Beyond simply viewing the work, you become personally involved in it. The most successful work can be measured by its ability to compel the viewer into its environment and to touch emotions in a unique and timeless way, with the best work staying fresh and compelling forever. 

The blank canvas gives me absolute freedom to create. I have the same opportunity afforded past artists from Leonardo to Sargent. My joy as an artist comes from taking maximum advantage of this oportunity by creating work that possesses its own artistic heart and soul; a presence that emanates from the painting. This challenge leaves me feeling both humbled and exhilarated.

I am committed to artistic excellence, lifelong improvement, and a body of work that will stand the test of time.

 

Education

BS — Business Management/Art

Graduate classes in Finance

Also received extensive business, communication, and interpersonal training through dozens of internal and external corporate seminars and sources during 20 years of corporate life.  Though I consider my art education to be self-driven, I’ve attended art workshops with numerous luminaries, including Daniel Green, Michael Klein, and Clayton Beck. I also paint regularly with Daniel Gerhartz and other seasoned professionals. I’ve taught classes and workshops in portraiture, figurative and plein air at MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design), Peninsula School of Art, The Jack Richeson School of Art, and The Wustum Museum. I have also curated an international collection of art, working with directors and curators of major museums, galleries, and individual artists.

 

A Partial List of Awards, Articles

2015 - Olmstead Plein Air Invitational

2015 - Door County Plein Air Invitational

2014 - Winner, BoldBrush Award, BoldBrush Painting Competition

2014 - Juror of Awards, Richeson75 Portrait/Figurative Exhibition

2014 - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2014 - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition

2014 - Door County Plein Air Invitational

2014 - American Miniatures Invitational

2014 - Masters in Miniature Invitational

2014 - Small Works invitation - Howard/Mandville Gallery

2014 - The Informed Collector, December 3, “Informed Collector Recommends: William Suys”

2014 - Fine Art Studio Online FASO Featured Artist, June http://faso.com/fineartviews/77750/faso-featured-artists-artist-william-suys

2014 - American Art Collector, “Urban Development,” February

2014 - American Art Collector, “Emotional Response,” May (pdf available)

2014 - Fine Art Connoisseur, “Today’s Masters,” February

2014 - Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, “Tackling Big Ideas Together,” and “Off the Walls: Artists and

Galleries,” January/February

2013 - Double finalist, Art Renewal Center International Salon

2013 - Best in show, Salon International 2013 at the International Museum of Masters of Contemporary Art

2013 – Editor’s Choice Award, Salon International 2013 at the International Museum of Masters of Contemporary Art

2013 - Southwest Art Magazine

2013 - Oil Painters of America Juried Salon Show

2013 - Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, "Today's Masters" March/April

2013 - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2013 - Awarded "Signature Status" by the Oil Painters of America

2013 - First Place, Jack Richeson National Animals, Birds & Wildlife Exhibition

2013 - Second place, Randy Higbee Gallery's Annual 6" Square Show

2013 - Two works accepted into the American Miniature Invitational show

2013 - Masters in Miniature Invitational

2013 - Small Works invitation - Howard/Mandville Gallery

2012 - Oil Painters of America National Exhibition -"The Benevolent Master"

2012 - Finalist, 2011/2012 Art Renewal Center International Salon

2012 - Southwest Art Magazine

2012 - Selected to create a portrait of Eric Rhoads, Publisher, for Fine Art Connoisseur Mag.

2012 - Arti et Amicitiae Exhibition, Amsterdam. In conjunction with the Salmagundi Club, NY

2012 - Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Juried Exhibition

2012 - Richeson Int’l Birds & Wildlife-Triple Finalist

2012 - Western Visions Exhibition - Manitou Gallery

2012 - American Miniatures invitation - Settler’s West Gallery

2012 - Masters in Miniature Invitational

2012 - Small Works invitation - Howard/Mandville Gallery

2012 - Selected for 2012 Western Masters Art Show & Sale

2012 - Selected to World Class Painters of Today - Galerie Pierre, France

2012 - Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 Exhibition - Award Winner

2011 - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2011 - Scottsdale Salon at Legacy Gallery

2011 - Richeson International Figure/Portrait competition - Dual Finalist.

2011 - Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 Exhibition - Award Winner

2011 - Small Works invitation - Howard/Mandville Gallery

2011 - Door County Plein Air Festival - invited artist

2010 - Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition

2010 - Higbee Gallery 6 x 6 Exhibition - Award Winner  

2010 - “Best in Show - Quick Paint”, & “People’s Choice” award for a separate piece, Cedarburg Plein Air.

2010 - Door County Plein Air Festival - invited artist

2010 - Featured Artist, Edgewood Orchard Gallery

2010 - President’s appointment to Salmagundi Club, NY

Prior to 2009 - Honorary Artist’s Chair, Open Canvas Event MIAD

Prior to 2009 - Various plein air awards, including Best in Show

Prior to 2009 - Milwaukee Art Museum, featured artist for ‘Degas Sculpture Show’ opening weekend, Milwaukee, WI

Prior to 2009 - Portrait Society of America - Certificates of Excellence

Prior to 2009 - Various one-man and group shows.

 
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