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The Salmagundi Club offers a variety of Art Classes, all open to the public. All art classes will be $20 per class to attend and are "walk-in" classes (no advance notice is required). Attendees must bring their own art supplies but easels and tables are provided as are models for the life drawing classes.
Zoran Crnkovic was born in one of the most stunning coastal countries of the Adriatic, none other than Croatia, in 1969. From an early childhood he enjoyed his time drawing, painting, carving and sculpting. In his very early years he received guidance from his creative father, Arsen Crnkovic, and was inspired by the sculptures, drawings and watercolors of his uncle, Bogolijub Crnkovic, from Australia. From the age of eleven he was taught by the multi disciplinary artist and educator Grga Marjavonic. As a high school student Zoran formed a performance group called "Neprilagodeni", which means unadjusted in Croatian, and still exists in his home town of Delnice. Being of broad interests he pursued the study of physics wanting to unite his devotion to art with the fascination of science that was ignited during his visits, from the early age of five, to the lab, where his aunt was assistant to the leading nuclear physicist in the country.
Art prevailed and after two solo shows that opened the "DHV" building in his home town as an art exhibiting space that still exists to this day, and two more solo shows at the coastal city of Volosko and the capital city of Zagreb, he moved to New York. In New York he has continued to advance his art and give a new home to his son Viktor Crnkovic.
From his studio in the South Bronx he joined "The Space," a newly formed group of artists in Long Island City, to repair and use a neglected building complex for art events and exhibitions. He then moved his studio to the building across from the PS1 Museum that had just opened for artists known as the "Phun Phactory" and later known as the "5Pointz," for its graffiti covered exterior. There he organized open studios and exhibitions which included residents and neighborhood artists in order to establish a new name and character for the building to be known from then on as the Crane Street Studios.
Elizabeth Spencer has been painting and exhibiting for over 20 years. She is an award winning Resident Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club who also serves as President.
David H. Reuss
Native New Yorker David H. Reuss is an award winning artist member of the Salmagundi Club and also Executive Member of the Society of Illustrators.
David has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Master of Professional Studies from Pratt Institute in Arts and Cultural Management.
With over twenty-five years experience in illustration and fine art David's work encompasses an array of subjects, mediums and clients. Because of his versatility David can offer students of all levels and disciplines an opportunity to grow and learn. Whether it be still life, portrait, human figure or landscapes, students can expect individual attention and lessons that will be sure to enhance their work.
Students should bring their own art supplies and surfaces to work on. Still life subject material is available however many students opt to work from personal or commercial photographs or from prints of paintings and drawings by other artists. You may view some of David’s work at his personal website www.blackwolfstudio.com. Please feel free to contact David Reuss at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Marshall Jones has taught figure drawing and painting at the Art Students League of New York and Studio 371 in Jersey City. He works and teaches out of his studio in Hell's Kitchen.
Mr. Perez holds weekend classes for adults in landscape and seascape painting at the Salmagundi Club (Sunday mornings ) and aboard his beautiful house barge in Seaford, Long Island.