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.
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.