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Ian Summers

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Ian Summers

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Full Name: Ian Summers
Born: September 29, 1939
Paterson, New York, USA
Occupation: Artist, Author, Editor, Teacher
Nationality: American


Ian Summers is a painter, print maker, photographer, professor, raconteur, artist coach, author, and former Random House and the Creative Black Book publishing and advertising director. He earned a BA in Fine Art in 1962 from University of Bridgeport, studied Painting at New York University in 1968, and did Graduate School in Fine Art at Montclair College. He has taught and lectured at FIT, Parsons, The New School for Social Research, Syracuse University, UCLA, The Portfolio Center, PhotoExpo, and the American School in London, while continuing to exhibit throughout the US and UK.

Summers' undergrad mentors at the University of Bridgeport were disciples of Josef Albers and the Yale crowd, which is apparent in Summers' treatment of color in his paintings. According to Summers, the artists who most inspired his work as a child were illustrators from classic comic books such as Frank Frazetta and Kelly Freas. Later influences, while living in the thick of it, the New York School, Abstract Expressionists, Surrealists and artists such as Pollock, Rothko, Motherwell, DeKooning, Twombley, Kline and Warhol, clearly have left their "marks" on Summers' psyche, especially in many of his series not only in what reveals itself on the canvas but the backstories as well.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Barlowe's Guide

 1. (1979)


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