Julius F. Faysash
Birth Date: April 11, 1904
Death Date: 1977
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Julius Fejszes Faysash was born in Budapest, Hungary, April 11, 1904. He graduated from the Cleveland School of Art in 1927 and completed his MFA in 1973 from the University of Guanajato, Mexico. Faysash studied under Henry Keller along with William Sommer and Charles Burchfield and he furthered his study of portraiture with Elmer Novotny. He was a member of the American Watercolor Society and the Whiskey Painters of America. Whiskey Painters are a nationwide group of artists who painted, always in bars, using whisky as the vehicle to carry the media. Their paintings were small in size, 5 x 7 inches, and they are still in existence today. Faysash describes his own style in the following statement: “There are some painters who, without becoming involved with the intense rebellion of modern art, more yet not conforming to strictly traditional canons, are constantly exploring the contemporary scene. Such is my case. Painting is, for me, a medium of search, a personal exploration into new areas of experience, new forms, new content and new techniques. For many years I have been following the ever changing art of painting. I paint as I do because as an artist I could never do otherwise in sincerity…”