(1918 - 2003)
Jack Pohr was active/lived in Colorado / Poland. Jack Pohr is known for impasto modernist painting, celebrity portraits, floral still life and landscapes.
Jack Pohr was born September 19, 1918 in Kiev Russia. His given name was Jakiw Pohrebynsky. It is not known at what point he changed his name, but it was probably after leaving Europe and migrating to America. His family, of Russian Aristocracy, was forced to flee Russia shortly after his birth to escape the dangers and ravages of the Russian Revolution.
The family settled in Poland where Jack grew up and eventually studied art. It was apparently during this time that he learned his distinctive, heavy impasto, or "raised paint" technique that he used on many of his works throughout his life. The technique involved building up the paint in certain areas of his paintings for emphasis and in so doing giving an almost ... Displaying 750 of 2884 characters.