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My art reflects my taste, style, and perspective on life. I'm an artist out of step with my time, with a purpose in precious life. I see only the beauty in art, and therefore pass on the passion of my art for all to sense my pleasure. My world directs you to a world of physics, fact, and feelings. My goal as an artist is to record a vision of beauty and perfection in a less than perfect age... Add Comment


William Yenkevich paints in the Traditional Realist Style using the academic approach of the Old Masters of the 15th thru 17th centuries.

His paintings and drawings have been exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Federal Building in New York City; The Salmagundi Club in New York City; The American Artist__™s Professional League in New York City; The American Artist Gallery in Wayne, PA and Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Morgan Gallery of Fine Art in Blakeslee, PA; the Louisa Melrose Gallery in Frenchtown, NJ; the Afa Gallery in Scranton; the Carroll Siple Gallery in Denver, Colorado; College Misericordia in Dallas, PA; the Scanticon/Princeton Convention Center; Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA; Reading Public Musum in Reading, PA; and the Pennsylvania State University/Hazleton Campus in Hazleton, PA.

He will also exhibit in "The New Reality: The Frontier of Realism in the 21st Century" the first traveling museum show of this century to not only look at the state of Realism painting around the world, but to also compare those artworks with their historical predecessors.

Fifty-six artists are represented with sixty-five paintings from the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, Korea, Russia, France, Iceland, Romania, Norway, and Finland in this juried show organized by the International Guild of Realism. The exhibition looks at such media as oil, acrylic, egg tempera, graphite and colored pencil to give viewers a snapshot of how Realism artists are approaching their art form today.

In addition, his work is in many private, public and corporate collections, including Pennsylvania State University/Hazleton Campus, Sargent Art Corp., in Hazleton, PA., Markle Gallery of the Hazleton Art League in Hazleton, PA. and College Misericordia in Dallas, PA.

Mr. Yenkevich is the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as the Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor from the American Artists Professional League and the Silver Medal of Honor from the Audubon Artists; a Finalist Winner in American Art Magazine, Artist Magazine, Manhatten Arts International Magazine and Art Crowd Magazine Art Competitions.

Mr. Yenkevich has been also featured in many National and International publications such as: American Artist Magazine, Artist Magazine, International Artist Magazine, Art Crowd Magazine, The Collector__™s Issue; The Still Life - American Artist, Manhatten Arts International Magazine and a book authored by M. Steven Doherty editor-in-chief of American Artist Magazine entitled ___Creative Oil Painting___.

He is a member of the following professional organizations; The American Artist__™s Professional League (Fellow Member) NYC, The Salmagundi Club NYC, The International Society of Realism and the International Guild Of Realism.

William Yenkevich is represented by the Barnstone Gallery, Phoenixville, PA and Red Sable Gallery in NJ.


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