The streets, landscapes, and architecture of New Orleans spring to life in this collection of 150 paintings by impressionist painter Phil Sandusky. From Uptown to City Park, from Lakeview to the Central Business District, this local artist focuses his creative eye on the neighborhoods of an historic city.
In addition to portraying such tourist favorites as the French Quarter and the Garden District, Sandusky skillfully depicts the city’s urban side, from decrepit storefronts to rutted streets. These less-glamorous scenes, coupled with picturesque cemeteries and towering oaks, capture the true essence of the Crescent City.
The book also includes the artist’s own explanations of the artistic process and how artists convey their perceptions through visual techniques, making this work both a charming representation of an old port city and a journey through one man’s understanding of painting and human vision.
About the Artist
A Florida native, Phil Sandusky took painting lessons as a child and began formal training at the age of sixteen. While earning a bachelor’s degree in physics from Jacksonville University, he studied at the Art Student’s League in New York and in Madison, Connecticut, with Robert Brackman. He retired from his engineering career in 1991 to pursue art full time. It was during that time that he fell in love with New Orleans, where he now teaches at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Sandusky is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans and by the Reinike Gallery in Atlanta.
NEW ORLEANS EN PLEIN AIR
By Phil Sandusky
Foreword by M. Stephen Doherty
ART / Individual Artists / General
160 pp. 11 x 8½
150 color illustrations