Doug Safranek Paintings
Limited edition reproductions of paintings by renowned artist, Spokane native and former Camp Reed counselor, Doug Safranek, have never been offered before. While Doug’s original work now sells for the high five and low six figures, four paintings owned by Steven, also once a Camp Reed counselor, and Julie Jones have been magically reproduced by modern technology to capture the amazingly intricate detail of Doug's work.
Only 25 prints of each painting, signed and numbered by Doug, are available for a one time donation ranging from $400 - $800. All proceeds from this endeavor benefit the Camp Reed Legacy Endowment. For more information or to purchase one of these prints please contact Steve Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Doug Safranek Bio
Born in 1956, Doug is a proud graduate of Lewis and Clark High School and Boston College. Doug then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he studied painting with Professors John Wilde and James Watrous and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree.
Rather than following the much easier path of oil painting, Doug has chosen to use the older and much more demanding medium of egg tempera (where egg yolks and dried pigment are mixed together to create the paint); a medium which requires an intense focus and uses thousands of very fine brush strokes to create images. Doug's intricately detailed paintings depict the diverse neighborhoods, inhabitants and cultures of New York City. They celebrate the immensity and variety of the urban landscape in a way which speaks to one's soul.
Doug's work can be found in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Museum of the City of New York; the New York Historical Society; the Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock; the Frye Art Museum, Seattle; the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Spokane; and the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach.
Doug is the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and honors for his work, including: Silver Medal, Painting Division, Greater Spokane Arts Festival, 1979; WARF Graduate Fellowship at University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1980-81; Marie Kohler Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1981-84; Elizabeth Greenshield's Grant, Montreal, 1986; University of Connecticut at Storrs, Visiting Artists Lecture, 1989; E.D. Foundation Award, New York, 1995; the Jack Richeson Award at the 2012 Salmagundi Club's international non-members show for a miniature painting; and the Gold Medal of Honor for painting at the 2012 Allied Artists of America show at the National Arts Club.