(1891 - 1967)
Ary Stillman was active/lived in Iowa, New York, Texas / Mexico, France, Russian Federation. Ary Stillman is known for abstract expressionist painting, figure and genre.
"You see things in terms of words. I see them in terms of light and shadow, and in between there is mystery."
Biography Ary Stillman
Ary Stillman was born in Hretzk, Belarus (White Russia) in 1891. In 1905, at the age of fourteen, he entered the Academy of Fine Arts at Vilna (now Vilnius, Lithuania) and received training in traditional academic methods. He immigrated to America at the age of 16, initially living with his family in Sioux City, Iowa, but by 1912 he had resumed his formal art education, attending the Art Institute of Chicago.
When he moved to New York in 1919, he enrolled at the National Academy of Design, where he also took a job. At night, he studied at the Art Students League with urban realist John Sloan.
Two years later he sailed for Europe. In Paris, he painted and studied at the Academie Montparnasse with André Lhote.
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