John C. Terelak

Artist Biography

Recognized as one of America’s foremost living impressionist artists, John C. Terelak was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Formally educated at the Vesper George School of Fine Art, he held the position of headmaster of the Gloucester Academy of Fine Art before devoting his career to artistic pursuits full time. His diverse and varied subjects have ranged from bucolic Vermont to bustling New York City street scenes. Terelak is known for his intricate technique of layered painting and glazing, which he uses to create richly textured compositions. Although he works primarily with oils, he is also skilled in watercolor and pastel. His work may be found in the collections of the Andrew Mellon Foundation, Sheraton Corporation, Winthrop Financial Corporation, Prudential Insurance Company, Bank of Boston, Shawmut Bank, Sterling-Regal Publishing Company, and State Street Bank, Boston. In addition, his paintings have been exhibited at such notable museums as the National Academy of Design, The Butler Institute of American Art, and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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