George Casprowitz has been a working artist for over fifty years. In November 2021 George was awarded Best in Show for his entry “Alter Ego” painting in Fusion Art’s Colorful Abstractions competition. George is no stranger to recognition having garnered attention internationally and locally in group and solo exhibitions. His colorful and often serendipitously inspired abstract paintings and sculptures continue to appeal to a wide audience. His quiet demeanor is a contrast to his art in which throughout the many different phases of his work uses vibrant colors, shapes and abstracts to draw in the viewer’s eyes.
George was born in 1940 in Burbank, California. His first major employment was in the movie industry doing a variety of jobs on the production side of film making. A film is produced in a rectangular format like most paintings. It tells a story using visual stimuli and depending on its viewer to supply a lot of their experience to complete its story. Much of George’s work depends on the viewer to relate its lines, circles and open spaces to ideas beyond the physical objects.
George’s next occupation after graduation from the University of Oregon was as an architect in New York and Philadelphia. Good architecture is more than walls, doors and hardware. Good architecture needs to function well, but should also be good aesthetic experience. George tries to do this in his art. His paintings use lines and solid forms as a format but the remaining space is of equal importance. And then there is colour and texture. Color is the constant through all the various forms his paintings, prints and sculptures since his first one-person show in 1970 in Vancouver.
Since that first show, George has done one-man shows in Toronto, New York, London, Seattle, Portland, Calgary, Victoria, Vancouver and Philadelphia in private and public art galleries. His work is in many public, corporate and private collections. George has also enjoyed teaching art at different times in his career. He currently lives and works in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada.