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Large Charles Houska Original Acrylic on Canvas Painting

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Modern vibrant 2001 Charles Houska original painting measuring four feet by four feet. Pop-artist Charles Houska (pronounced House-ka) has been a working artist for more than 20 years, and now has his own studio/gallery, Houska Gallery, in St. Louis, Missouri. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, Houska earned a bachelor’s degree in art/visual communication from Illinois State University in 1987, and worked as a graphic designer in Chicago for a few years. He was pleasantly surprised to find that his own art was connecting with people, so he moved back to Springfield to work more on his paintings, gradually moving on to St. Louis. In addition to his paintings on canvas, Houska paints murals and billboards, and his art has appeared in a variety of forms, from credit cards to city mass transit buses to even an Illinois license plate. Major corporations, including St. Louis Metro, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Herman Miller HQ, Absolut Vodka, and BoS Bank of Springfield, have commissioned Houska to create artwork for their specific needs. Perhaps one of Houska’s favorite projects is his work with school-age children through a program he calls Houskaballoo, in which he collaborates with students on mural projects in their schools. Houska also involves himself with charitable organizations, especially those dealing with animals, such as PAWS, Stray Rescue, and The Humane Society. Colorful, bold, intense art that commands attention and triggers a smile that’s the essence of Houska’s work. He creates his own pop-art style, using a whimsical cast of characters and bright colors, bordered “obsessively” by black lines. Houska constantly focuses his energies on creating new, bold, fun art to make people smile. His studio and gallery are located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, MO, were he works as an independent artist. Though Houska’s art has been called “instantly gratifying” and “energizing” by art critics, Houska simply views his art as an escape from the gloom and doom of the real world. There is no hidden message, political or religious meaning. “I paint for light-hearted, open minded people of all ages,” he says. Less Education: Houska earned a bachelors degree in art/visual communication from Illinois State University in 1987.

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    H 48 in. x W 48 in. x D 1.5 in.H 121.92 cm x W 121.92 cm x D 3.81 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1355217553441
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