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Haunted by Picasso thru the Streets of Warsaw

Acrylic on masonite, framed

14"11"

SELF-PORTRAITURE is a time-honored genre of art studies and practice.  Over the years, I have often found myself the subject or narrator of my pictorial stories. In elementary and high school, I saved myself from bullies with my sense of humor via stories and drawings, usually mocking unsuspecting teachers. A creative writing teacher in high school encouraged me to pursue my writing and art in more serious settings. At the local junior college, I majored in English and took the only formal art class I have had.

  In "Haunted by Picasso..." at left, for example, I show frustration and dismay at trying to learn from one of the greatest influences in modern art while also trying to establish my break-away personal style, subjects, and methods. It is sometimes  difficult to expand proverbial horizons while also honoring major influences of home, ancestry, education, and experience.  To quote another of my favorite artists, Frida Kahlo:  "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."   - Michael Andryc

Self-Portraiture, Michael Andryc, Picasso, Warsaw, Influences, Haunted, Tribute, Old Country, New World

IV. Self-Portraiture

Haunted by Picasso thru the Streets of Warsaw

Once the Black Sheep 

of the Family, Now the 

Benevolent Beatnik Uncle

Haunted by Picasso

thru the Streets of Warsaw #3

Acrylic on masonite, framed

18"x24"

I Can See Millions of Dollars...

& I Don't See Roy Lichtenstein Anywhere!

Mixed media: acrylic on paper 

with newspaper clipping, framed

16"x20"

Acrylic on wood

24"x18"

Four Eyes

Acrylic on paper, framed

18"x24"

SOLD

No. 12: 

Capable of Doing Much Better

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

24"x30"

SOLD

Blonde and Son of the Frog

 at the Art Opening

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

30"x40"

Selling My Own Grandmother

Acrylic on wood

24"x18"

The Apparition (Angel Babka Restoring Life to My Friend 

and Companion, Precious, 

the Boston Terrier) After Chagall

Acrylic on canvas, gallery-wrapped

24"x30"

SOLD

Self-Portrait 

with Indian Cellphone Dancer

Acrylic on masonite, hand-framed

25.5"x32"

Self-Portrait
with Backwards Arm

Acrylic on paper, framed

15x11"

NFS

Wolf at the Door

Acrylic on paper, unframed

9"x11"

NFS

Fishing Is Lousy 

in the Other World

Acrylic on masonite, hand-framed

35"x23.5"

NFS

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