Clark Gussin

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Clark Gussin

ARC Living Artist TM

34 artworks

American 21st Century Realist artist

Born in Washington DC

www.clarkgussinart.com

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Fallow Ground Fallow Heart

2018-2018

oil

36 x 48 x 2 cms | 14 x 18 3/4 x 0 3/4 ins

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Bugle Call Over Tamales Bay

2019-2019

Oil

16 x 20 x 0.5 cms | 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 x 0 ins

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Bineshi in Wanblee

2019-2019

oil on panel

20 x 16 x 0.5 cms | 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 0 ins

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Rain on Blood Alley

2019-2019

Watercolor

30 x 24 x 0.5 cms | 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 x 0 ins

The Farrier Hears the Call of the Sea

2016

Oil on linen on panel

121.9 x 152.4 cms | 48 x 60 ins

Even-song

2010

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

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Sandhill Crescendo

2012

Oil

30.5 x 40.6 cms | 12 x 16 ins

The Whopper

2015

Oil on linen

91.4 x 121.9 cms | 36 x 48 ins

Private collection, ,

Block, Tackle and Defend

2016

Oil on panel

35.6 x 27.9 cms | 14 x 11 ins

End of Day at Jughandle

2013

Oil

45.7 x 61 cms | 18 x 24 ins

Private collection, ,

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Naturalistic painter in the classic tradition of portrait, landscape, and still life.

Clark Gussin was born in 1948 in Washington, D.C., and grew up there and in North Carolina. As a boy he took an early interest in art and was sent to study oil painting at the Corcoran Gallery Art School for two years. It was there and in the National Gallery that he was exposed to art history first-hand and developed a love for the style and techniques of the Old Masters. He was especially impressed by the 17th century Dutch artists and the Northern Renaissance Flemish painters, who left their imprint on his naturalistic, classic approach to painting. In particular, while at the Corcoran, he saw Albert Bierstadt's famous painting: "The Last Buffalo", not knowing the art and history of the West would play such an important part later in Clark's life.

Influenced by many contemporary artists such as Andrew Wyeth, James Bama, and Norman Rockwell, Clark felt a special affinity to Andrew Wyeth. The rural countryside and the people Wyeth painted were reminiscent of the farm where Clark spent much of his time as a boy.

It was a common setting in the rural South during the 50's and 60's when Clark was a young man; To live on a small tobacco farm in Southeast North Carolina, Clark's family roots for over two hundred years. Looking back Clark realized how much the people, the landscape, and the life on a rural family farm influenced his life and art. His curiosity and attention to detail in the rugged and worn hands of a field worker, to the faceted, bleached boards on the side of a pack house. To the juxtaposition of his natural surroundings, and the plowed furrows on the land before planting.

As an avid outdoors man and landscape painter Clark's travels since moving West has given him many enriching experiences while living on Indian reservations, cattle ranches and developing long lasting friendships.

Clark Gussin received his BFA in Painting and Interdisciplinary Studies with distinction at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland California in 1975. While in college Clark studied with notable professors: Ralph Borge, Richard Gayton, Jack Mendenhall, Don DeVivorous, Jason Schoener and Jerry Arena. He also studied with noted poet and playwright, Michael McClure. In 2008- 2010: he studied at The Triton Museum of Art with George Rivera and Kristin Lindseth Rivera. In 2010-11, at the Bay Area Classical Atelier Clark studied painting and drawing with Juliette Aristides. In 2010, at the Warren Chang Studio in Monterey California, he studied painting and drawing with. Bestowed "Living Artist" status by the Art Renewal Center, 2014. Accepted as Artist Member into the California Art Club, 2016.

Clark Louis Gussin retired from a distingushed 36 year career as a Graphic and Interactive Designer at International Business Machines in 2014 before working as a full time Fine Art Professional painter in 2015.

 

Published
Strokes of Genius 11, Northlight Publishing, 2019
Strokes of Genius 10, Northlight Publishing, 2019
Illustration, The Society Of Classical Poets Journal Vol. 7, 2019
Illustration, The Society Of Classical Poets Journal Vol. 6, 2018
Strokes of Genius 8, Northlight Publishing, 2016
Southwest Art Magazine, Artistic Excellence, December issue, 2016
International Artist Magazine, 2010
Art of the American West, Rockport Press, 1999
Gallery, Western Horseman Magazine, 1999

Associations
Art Renewal Center, Living Affiliated Artist
California Art Club-Artist Member
California Watercolor Society- Associate
Western Art Association
American Watercolor Society - Associate
SOLA - Society of Local Artists of Silicon Valley
Open Studios
Mustardseed Media

Recent Shows
Triton Museum of Art Salon, 2019
Allied Artist of America 106th Annual Exhibition, 2019
California Art Club Gold Medal Show, 2018, 2019
California Art Club, Pennensula Museum, 2018
New Museum of Los Gatos 2017
The Triton Museum Of Art Salon 2017
Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine, 2016
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2016
University Art Show, 1st place, 2015
TRAC15, Art competition, 3rd place, 2015
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2015
58th National Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum, Best of Show, 2014
84th Annual Statewide Exhibition, Finalist, Santa Cruz Art League, 2014
Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2014
Solo Show, Triton Museum of Art, 2013
ARC Salon, Finalist, 2013
ARC Salon, Finalist, 2012
Pacific Art League, 2011
California College of the Arts Alumni Show, 2010
California Art Club, Historic Blinn House, 2009, 2010
Silicon Valley Artists Cooperative Show, 2009, 2010
AVArt Fest 2004, Triton Museum Of Art, 2004 -2007
Works Gallery Benefit show 2005-2006
Society Of Local Artists Show 2006 Juried Exhibition
National Western Art Show - 1989-1998
US Festival Of The West – 1998
Grand National Rodeo and Stockman’s art show- 1999, 2000, 2003,
2004

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  • Finalist, The de Young Open Salon, The de Young Museum of Art of San Francisco 2019-2021
  • First Place Painting, Triton Museum of Art Salon, 2019
    Strokes of Genius 11, 2019
    Strokes of Genius 10, 2019
    Best of Show, New Museum of Los Gatos 2017
    Honorable Mention, Artistic Excellence, Southwest Art Magazine December issue, 2016
    Strokes Of Genius 8, Northlight Publishing, 2016
    Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2016
    University Art Show, 1st place, 2015
    TRAC15, Art competition, 3rd place, 2015
    Art Renewal Center Salon, Finalist, 2015-2019
    Honorable mention ,Statewide CA Painting Competition, Triton
    Museum of Art, 2015
    Best of Show, 58th National Juried Exhibition at the Haggin Museum, 2014
    Solo Show, “Route 41 Suite,” Triton Museum of Art, 2013
    Honorable mentions(2) Statewide CA Painting Competition, Triton
    Museum of Art, 2011
    3rd Place, Painting, CA statewide painting competition, Santa Cruz Art
    League, 2011
    Finalist, Waterscapes, International Artist Magazine, 2010
    Juror‘s Awards(2), California Art Club, Blinn House, Pasadena 2009
    1st Blue Ribbon, Grand National Rodeo and Stockman’s Art Show 2007
    Award of Excellence, Award of Merit-AVArt Fest, Triton Museum of Art.
    2004-7
    Purchase Award, Triton Museum of Art, 2004
    Best of Show, National Western Art Show and Auction, 1996

10 October 2020 to 03 January 2021

The de Young Open Salon The de Young Museum of Art San Francisco



Beneshi from Wanblee, 16x20 oil on panel was juried into the exhibition. One of 900 exhibitors out of 11000 entries.