Phil Sandusky is a nationally renowned plein-air artist known for his
cityscapes, particularly those of New Orleans. He spent the first twenty years
of his life in Jacksonville, Florida, where he began formal art training.
Recognizing his early aptitude for art, Sandusky's parents placed him under the
study of academic painter Marjorie Edwards when he was eight years old. At this
early age, he developed a sense of aesthetics and keen observation and a love of
Sandusky began formal art training at the age of sixteen, but he did not
believe it would be a lucrative career. Therefore he attended Jacksonville
University, and earned a bachelor's degree in physics. In addition to these
studies, he spent several summers enhancing his artistic talents, training in
Madison, Connecticut, and at the Art Students League of New York.
After graduating from Jacksonville University, he worked on offshore drilling
rigs out of Lafayette, Louisiana, later being promoted and transferred to a New
Orleans location. Falling in love with the city's rich landscape and
architecture, he began to immerse himself in painting once again. The culture of
his new home inspired New Orleans en Plein Air, a book that not
only reveals beautiful representations of the Crescent City, but also includes
the author's own perspectives on the artistic journey. His second book,
Painting Katrina, offers a vision of the fragility of a city after the
Phil Sandusky is represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, Reinike
Gallery in Atlanta, and Stellers Gallery in Jacksonville. His work can be seen
in many prominent collections such as the New Orleans Museum of Art, the
Louisiana State Museum, and the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham,
Massachusetts. He has published several articles in American Artist and
serves as instructor of landscape and life painting at the New Orleans Academy
of Fine Arts. He resides in New Orleans with his wife, Michele.
Visit Phil Sandusky on the web at www.philsandusky.com.