A selection of Edward A. Tomasiewicz’s original Oil paintings and watercolors will be on display in the Gloria Cachion Art Gallery in the Southbury Public Library from November 2nd - November 29th.
Mr. Tomasiewicz, born on August 16, 1919, devoted most of his life to art. He began art school studies at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1940, but was interrupted by four years of military service during World War II. Having spent most of the war years in Bermuda as a flight navigator, Tomasiewicz grew to love the island and returned often throughout his lifetime to paint many lovely oils and watercolors. Mr. Tomasiewicz studied at the Eliot O’Hara Watercolor School in Maine, and in 1952, received a bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pratt. Mr. Tomasiewicz studied at the Art’s League in New York City, at the Teton Art School in Jackson, Wyoming and at the Silvermine Guild of Arts in New Canaan, CT.
Over the years, Tomasiewicz’s art became strongly centered on the sport of horsemanship. He made a thorough study of the anatomy of both horse and hound, painting them with a special grace and sensitivity. His art may be divided into the following categories: Rural New England Scenes; Shipping on the Hudson River; Horse racing and Polo; Horse, rider, hound, and hunt scenes; Bermuda scenes; Wyoming western scenes; and Danbury and environs.
Edward Andrew Tomasiewicz died at the age of 86 on March 6, 2006.
The exhibit will be open during regular library hours which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.; Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.; Saturday from 9:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sunday from 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.