JACK SAVITSKY

Train Station

Graphite and Colored Pencil

20 x 17-1/4 inches

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Jack Savitsky (1910-1991) was born in Silver Creek, Pennsylvania and lived in Lansford, Pennsylvania almost all of his life. Savitsky started drawing as a boy when he had trouble spelling and continued throughout his life. He drew and painted on any available surface, including the walls of the mines.

Savitsky was skilled in using oil paint and commercial enamels. He painted depictions of houses and coal trains primarily on filter boards, but he also worked on sheet rock, plywood, beer trays, steel drum sections, and the bases of beer barrels. Although he suffered from many ailments, including emphysema, black lung, diabetes, arthritis, and prostate cancer, Savitsky always painted bright, vivid images of life.

Savitsky's art has been exhibited nation-wide by galleries and museums, and has been interpreted as "primitive pop" by art reviewers.