Ben Tinsley OPEN PLAY - opens Saturday, 11/10 with a reception from 4-7pm and continues thru January 19th

George Vranesh

1926 - 2014

After service in the Navy during WWII, Minnesota born Vranesh received an MA degree in anthropology from the University of Iowa before beginning studies at the Art Students League under Will Barnet. Here he began to absorb the tenets of modernism, influenced by artists such as Ozenfant and Hofmann. He also was influenced by the Indian Space Painters, who had already disbanded by the time he arrive in New York in the mid-50s, his combined interests in modernism, anthropology and native American mythology informed his work. From 1959 through 1965 Vranesh spent summers in Alaska.