“Phil Sandusky explores the New Orleans area landscape in search of the sublime in the ordinary and mundane. Whether painting fashionable filigreed Victorian houses Uptown, an oak-shaded Northshore inlet, industrial cranes along the Mississippi riverfront, a blue-green skiff in the fishing village of Delacroix, or the visual grace in a row of Creole cottages in a rundown Bywater neighborhood, Sandusky’s painterly plein-air images give us the beauty of a fleeting, poetic moment.”
—John R. Kemp, New Orleans correspondent, ARTnews
More than 130 plein air paintings created between late 2006 and early 2012 portray the many angles of New Orleans, from intimate scenes to magnificent vistas. Differing from his previous books in that it also explores the areas surrounding the city, New Orleans Impressionist Cityscapes examines the majesty of Abita Springs, Fontainebleau Park, the humble fishing communities of St. Bernard Parish, the bustling Central Business District, and more. All neighborhoods of the Crescent City are subject to this artist’s interpretation, as the vivid colors, bold brushstrokes, and liberal paint application demonstrates. This collection has captured the spirit, the life, and the thriving culture of the greater New Orleans area and reminds the viewer that the Big Easy is as alive as ever.
About the Artist
Phil Sandusky is a nationally renowned plein air artist known for his cityscapes. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he studied with academic painter Marjorie Edwards. He went on to get his physics degree from Jacksonville University and spent several summers enhancing his artistic talents by training in Connecticut and at the Art Students League of New York. He is currently represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, Reinike Gallery in Atlanta, and Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville. Sandusky has published several articles in American Artist, and he serves as instructor of landscape and life painting at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. His work can be seen in many prominent collections at museums such as New Orleans Museum of Art, Louisiana State Museum, and Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts.
NEW ORLEANS IMPRESSIONIST CITYSCAPES
By Phil Sandusky
ART / Subjects & Themes / Landscapes & Seascapes
ART / Individual Artists / General
144 pp. 11 x 8½
132 color illus. 4 b/w illus.