About Jack Faragasso
Welcome to www.faragassoart.com
Jack Faragasso has been active in the world of art as painter,
illustrator, instructor and author. It is natural that over this long still
going on period his work should include many subject matters. Everything he does or
has done is well composed, well drawn and painted with tasteful color. His subjects include portraits, figures, still life, landscape and meaningful
He has painted covers for paperback books for over 30 years mainly in the science-fiction and gothic romance genre. The landscapes shown here are mostly scenes from Woodstock, New York and Central Park in New York City. Jack Faragasso studied with Mr. Frank Reilly in Woodstock in the early fifties and he has been going there ever since.
Jack Faragasso is a native New Yorker. He is known nationally and internationally as an art instructor, fine artist, illustrator and author. He has been teaching students of all ages, to draw and paint in the time-honored realistic manner, at the Art Students League of New York since 1968. He has also taught at the Woodstock School of Art and the Scottsdale Artists School in Arizona.
As an instructor of the Frank J. Reilly School of Art, he then became its director after the death of Mr. Frank Reilly in 1967. Frank J. Reilly was and still is regarded by many as one of the finest teachers of drawing and painting in the country.
Faragasso, who studied with and worked under Reilly for many years, is the foremost authority on the Reilly system of drawing and painting.
Mr Faragasso's comprehensive knowledge of his field is evident in his book entitled The Student's Guide to Painting, which was published by North Light in 1980. He has recently contributed articles on various artistic topics to the magazines Watercolor Magic and A.R.T. Ideas. His latest book, Mastering Drawing The Human Figure from Life, Memory, Imagination can be ordered from Bookmasters.
For over 50 years, Mr. Faragasso has concentrated on not only art instruction, but the fine arts as well. Many of his paintings have gained recognition, and are found in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Prior to now, Mr. Faragasso has painted hundreds of paperback book covers, mainly of the science fiction and gothic romance categories that have been distributed worldwide.
Mr. Faragasso is listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, Men of Achievement, International Who's Who in Art and Antiques, Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Education and the biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists. He is a life member of the Art Students League, the Artists Fellowship and A.R.T., the American Renaissance of the Twenty-first Century.
For more information about Jack’s art and book products please contact us at [email protected].