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Edward Marecak Art

EDWARD MARECAK (USA, 1919–93)

Edward Marecak was an American painter who was born in 1919. Growing up in the farming community of Brunswick, Ohio, he showed early artistic promise, hired by the National Youth Administration to document historic barns. In 1946, Marecak came to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center for a year and after a semester interlude at Cranbrook returned to study lithography with Lawrence Barrett. There he also met his future wife and sometime collaborator, ceramicist Theresa Madonna Fortin. Given the opportunity to teach a summer course at the University of Colorado, he decided to obtain a teaching certificate at the University of Denver and subsequently embarked on his 25-year career in the Denver Public School system. Rather than pursue fame, Edward Marecak directed his zeal toward fostering younger generations in the principles of art as well as his simple philosophies. Moreover, his teaching salary allowed him to ply his prodigious talent at whatever he pleased, instead of bending to the dictates of trends and sales. Having inherited his faith in education from his Slovakian immigrant parents, Marecak could add the shaping of lives to his mastery of art forms, including lithographs, monoprints, drawings, hooked rugs, ceramics, paintings, wood sculptures, stained-glass windows and jewelry. While exhibiting in his lifetime, he was, in his wife’s words, “his own greatest collector”, but shows and his popularity at the Kirkland Museum have positioned Marecak posthumously among Colorado’s pre-eminent modernists. As a child, Marecak was enthralled by the Carpathian tales of magic and supernatural beings told by his grandmother. As with other artists with roots in Eastern Europe, his artistic turn to folk tradition would free him from learned practices of perspective and modeling in favor of flat patterns within patterns and brilliant, throbbing color. While others ventured further into abstraction, Marecak stylized figurative elements into crowded compositions that appeared like a mosaic or stained glass. As he matured, he could declare, “I am still very much a Byzantine designer and my joy with what color can do grows all the time”. The traceries of strong outlines and bold shapes provide compartments for vibrant colors, contrasts and rough textures that can scarcely be contained. The Kirkland Museum staged a retrospective of Edward and Donna Marecak in 2007.

(Biography provided by David Cook Galleries)
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The Argument, Abstract Painting in Red, Black, Green, Pink, Orange, Blue, Yellow
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Argument an abstract oil painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993) with abstracted, cubist figures in red, black, yellow, pink, orange, brown, green a...
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil

Still Life with Masks (Vintage Semi-Abstract Painting, Red, Pink, Yellow, Green)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Still Life with Masks, vintage original semi-abstract painting by 20th century Denver artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Oil Paint on board with a mid-century modern feel in colors...
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1980s American Modern Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

The Three Fates Confused, 1970s semi-abstract painting, red, yellow, blue, green
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1970s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

Materials

Oil

Demeter (Semi-Abstract Painting of woman holding fruit: Orange, Yellow, Blue)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1970s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil

Impossible Solutions at The Fountain of Youth
By Edward Marecak
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Impossible Solutions at The Fountain of Youth Mixed media collage on canvasboard, 1987 Signed M 87 lower left Board size: 16 x 20 inches Condition: very good/excellent
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1980s Surrealist Edward Marecak Art

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Mixed Media

Liberty Rides the Goose (Semi-Abstract Painting of Lady Liberty Riding a Goose)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Original painting by 20th century Denver modernist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). "Liberty Rides the Goose" is a semi-abstract depiction of Lady Liberty wearing Red, white and blue wi...
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20th Century American Modern Edward Marecak Art

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Oil

The Big Fish Eats The Little Fish (Semi-Abstract Composition on Black)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1970s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Canvas, Oil

Eurydice in the Elysian Fields
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1960s Abstract Expressionist Edward Marecak Art

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Oil

Warp and Woof (Abstract Painting)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1960s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil Pastel, Tempera, Archival Paper

The Oracles Decree All Men Are Equal
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
The Oracles Decree All Men Are Equal, an original vintage 1968 oil painting by mid-century Denver, Colorado artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993) depicting abstracted female figures wit...
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Mid-20th Century American Modern Edward Marecak Art

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Games Anyone? #2
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1980s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil

Floating Shapes
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

Sunflowers (Abstract Still Life)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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Mid-20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

Prismatic Clocks in the Upside Down World (Abstract Painting: Blue, Yellow, Red)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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1980s Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

The Death of Gilgamesh (Abstract/Cubist Style Painting with Male Nude Figures)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
A vintage 1967 original oil painting, "Death of Gilgamesh", by mid-century modernist Denver, Colorado, artist, Edward Marecak (1919-1993). Estate Stamped, titled and dated verso. T...
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Mid-20th Century Cubist Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

Witch and Warlock Casting Spells in the Upside Down World (Semi-Abstract)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

The Four Winter Months
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Canvas, Oil

Judgement of Paris
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
Edward Marecak's colorful rendition of the Judgement of Paris is titled and dated by on verso along with an Estate Stamp. Presented in a custom frame, outer dimensions measure 38 ¾ ...
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1970s American Modern Edward Marecak Art

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Oil, Board

Three Winter Months (Semi-Abstract Painting)
By Edward Marecak
Located in Denver, CO
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20th Century Abstract Edward Marecak Art

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Canvas, Oil

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