“Charcoal Portraits” Art Exhibit to be Shown at Weiner Library
Teaneck, NJ (July 3, 2007)- Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus will feature an exhibit showcasing the art of award-winning illustrator and artist Karnig Thomasian entitled “Charcoal Portraits” on the second floor of Weiner Library from July 5-August 31. The exhibit is free and is open to the public.
A World War II Veteran, Thomasian studied art at the Art Students League in NYC on the GI Bill for four years. His studies were the beginning of a 41-year career professional advertising agencies and design firms, Grey Worldwide and Bates Worldwide among them.
Always exhibiting a special love for portrait work, Thomasian began to concentrate on them exclusively upon his retirement in 1995. In his portraits, Thomasian strives to closely emulate reality.
“Realism reflects in my work,” he says. “Many think that my charcoal drawings are photographs. There is nothing more gratifying than when looking at your drawing you can ‘feel’ the textures you have drawn.”
Thomasian’s portrait “Innkeeper of Maldova” won first place at the Marcella Geltman Gallery of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey and his work entitled “Greek Fisherman” garnered him second place in the charcoal portraits category at the 2006 New Jersey State Senior Art Contest and Exhibition.
Currently, Thomasian teaches basic drawing at the Art Center of Northern New Jersey. He lives with his wife Diana in River Edge, NJ where they have lived since 1956. They have two married daughters, Linda and Karla.
For further information about the exhibit, please contact Della O’Malley, Exhibit Coordinator, at 201-692-2140 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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