George Kovach, an artist time is now; for whom drawing and painting seems to be an inherent quality. Creativity is just there, he says, it has always been there. He spent his childhood years studying shapes, forms, shadows and light. Intrigued and mystified with pencil and paper, George was unknowingly drawing and shaping his future from a young age.
Poised in front of an easel or with sketchpad in hand, George spent his youth visiting museums, studying the Masters and attending drawing classes. Miami, Florida was home and the sea, shells and sea gulls were subjects for many paintings. His formal education in Art was at the Miami Art Institute. George's first job was as an artist working on the Brenda Starr comic strip.
The elements of George's unique style have slowly develop over the years bringing a touchstone to his classic images. His paintings are frequently short stories depicting families, traditions and celebrations. His landscapes are places we have been to and they allow us to step in and be a part of the painting.
George's work in known and collected throughout the United States and several foreign countries. Among his collectors are Sam Donaldson, Michael Jackson, Burt Reynolds, George Mahon, Byron Nelson, Congressman Charles Stenholm, Vice President Dick Cheney and many others.
George was asked to exhibit his paintings at the Charles M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana two years ago. His work has appeared in Southern Living Magazine, Western Horseman, Decor, Wildlife Art News, Inform Art, Art Trends, Exclusively Yours and U.S. Art.
In 1993 he was voted by galleries from coast to coast as one of the top ten artist to watch. Also that year, his limited edition print "Harvest at Holy Hill" was voted one of the top twenty-five prints in the United States. In 1996 and 1999, George was special guest artist at channel 10/36 Milwaukee, Wisconsin to promote public broadcasting where his work auctioned at more than $250,000.00. He was also 1999's Shadow of the Wolf Sponsor Artist in the Midwest.
George's work has been commissioned by AMCAL for calendars, note cards and Christmas cards. His work was used as a promotional Christmas Card by National Geographic Magazine two years ago. Many of his prints have been used in Japan and Canada for puzzles, note cards and figurines. George was commissioned last year by First U.S.A. Bank for four massive Texas landscape paintings for their corporate office in Austin, Texas.
George lives and paints close to the Texas Hill Country.
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