Theo Wujcik

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Theodore F. "Theo" Wujcik (January 29, 1936 – March 29, 2014)[1] was an American artist who taught more than 30 years at the University of South Florida.[2]

Education[edit]

Wujcik studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan under the modernist Sarkis Sarkisian before moving on to the Creative Graphic Workshop in New York City. He later completed his postgraduate work at the University of New Mexico Albuquerque. Utilizing a Ford Foundation grant he went on to train as a master printer at Tamarind Lithography Workshop[1] in Los Angeles where he printed for artists such as Edward Ruscha, Jasper Johns, and David Hockney.

Career[edit]

Wujcik cofounded the Detroit Lithography Workshop with master printer Aris Koutroulis and was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art[3] to print the suite Earth Works by Robert Morris. Wujcik soon began showing at the Donald Morris Gallery in Detroit and continued teaching printmaking. In 1970, he moved to Tampa, Florida, to become director of Graphicstudio at the University of South Florida where he remained until his retirement in 2003. There, he collaborated with Ed Ruscha, James Rosenquist,[4] Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Larry Bell. Wujcik's paintings have been shown in many galleries and museums and have been acquired by various institutions and private collections including National Gallery of Art,[5] Tampa Museum of Art,[6] Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh,[7] The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,[8] Philadelphia Museum of Art,[9] Museum of Modern Art,[3] Whitney Museum of American Art,[10] Museum of Fine Arts, Boston,[11] Art Institute of Chicago,[12] Detroit Institute of Arts, [13] Minneapolis Institute of Art,[14] Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami,[15] National Portrait Gallery,[16] and Yale University Art Gallery.[17][18] Wujcik was also featured a number of times in The New York Times.[19]

Death[edit]

Theo Wujcik died in Tampa, Florida, on March 29, 2014.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Theo". Theo Wujcik. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  2. ^ Florida, University of South. "Welcome to the University of South Florida - Tampa, FL". Usf.edu. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Theo Wujcik - MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art.
  4. ^ "The Passing of Theo Wujcik". Graphicstudiousf.wordpress.com. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  5. ^ "Theo Wujcik – TWO x TWO". Twoxtwo.org.
  6. ^ Villarreal, Ignacio. "Tampa Museum of Art to Show Works by Theo Wujcik". Artdaily.com.
  7. ^ "Carnegie Museum of Art". Collection.cmoa.org.
  8. ^ "Ara kawa - The AMICA Library". Amica.davidrumsey.com.
  9. ^ "Philadelphia Museum of Art - Collections Object : Hedge and Gravel". Philamuseum.org.
  10. ^ "Theo Wujcik - Biography". Rogallery.com.
  11. ^ "James Rosenquist". Mfa.org. 3 April 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  12. ^ "Wujcik, Theo - The Art Institute of Chicago". Artic.edu.
  13. ^ "Portrait of Josef Albers". Dia.org. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  14. ^ "You searched for theo wujcik — Minneapolis Institute of Art". Minneapolis Institute of Art.
  15. ^ Aujourd'hui, L'Art. "Theo Wujcik : A Retrospective, 1970-2000 - Lowe Art Museum - Art Aujourd'hui". Artaujourdhui.info.
  16. ^ HalusaG (29 September 2016). "Catalog of American Portraits". Npg.si.edu. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  17. ^ "Search". Artgallery.yale.edu.
  18. ^ "Theo Wujcik at Gallery Urbane Dallas - Dallas Art News". Dallasartnews.com. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  19. ^ "2 Different Attempts at Reality: Rapture and a Dream World". The New York Times. 26 May 1996.

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