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1988, 7.1

1988, 7.1
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Oil on paper, 30" x 42"
Executive Dining Room 102





A professor in the Department of Art at Ohio State, Stephen Pentak is known for landscape paintings that evoke a sense of quietude and calm. Trees, land, and sky are reflected in the main element of the composition, the water. Pentak's work has been recognized by the Ohio Arts Council, which awarded him Individual Artist fellowships in 1985, 1989, and 1997. His painting has been included in a number of important landscape, including Back to Reality, More and Less, an exhibit of Ohio landscape at the Riffe Gallery, Columbus, 1998. He has also exhibited internationally. His landscape paintings can be found in numerous public and private collections, including those of The Gund Foundation, Cleveland; The Free Library of Philadelphia; The Schenectady Museum, New York; and the Wexner Center, Columbus.

Pentak graduated from Union College, Schenectady, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia. He was a visiting artist at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, in 1994, and at the Delfina Studios, London, in 1995.



First you see the river in the painting, then you see the painting in the river (adapted from a Chinese aphorism).


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