|Biography from Sunflower Fine Art Galleries, Mirrors, & Picture F:|
|A painter in the Realist style, George Mamos completed two years of
drawing classes followed by four years of formal art training at
Brooklyn College in New York to obtain a BA in Fine Arts; however he
considers himself mostly self taught from studying the works of many
He married at the age of 25, and during the
1980's and 90's he supported his wife and four children by practicing
law while painting in his spare time. In 2005 he returned to his
lifelong passion and began painting full time.
years he participated in various workshops, private classes, and paint
outs. Most of his work since the 1990 consisted of figures, portraits
and still lives in oil. Early in his life he created a series of
iconography which were exhibited at Lincoln Center.
influences are too numerous to mention but some of his mentors and
favorites are John Singer Sargent, Maxfield Parrish, Nicolai
Fechin, followed more recently by the fluid and loose styles of Richard
Schmid, and Daniel Gerhartz, as well as the natural art of Robert
“I have always believed in keeping
life in balance, and most of all the beauty of family, God and nature.
I believe the most important part of a painting is the personal
vision it creates. Painting is the window to viewing the world through
someone else's eyes."
The complexities of interweaving various forms, color, and brushwork
styles (like a Bach concerto) but keeping true to a uniform style, and
flow is my concept of good art."
The following appeared in a New York City publication:
"Local Artist Leaves Impression At Belmont "
the owners of the racehorse "Hard Spun", was in town to race his horse
at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday June 9th. "Hard Spun" placed 2nd at
the Kentucky Derby earlier this year and 3rd at the Preakness. He
finished in 4th place at Belmont.
While attending the Garden
City Belmont Festival and street fair, "Hard Spuns" owner stopped by
Sunflower Fine Art, on 7th street, and purchased a beautiful oil
painting of a thoroughbred horse by local artist George Mamos. He said
he loved the mood expressed in the painting and looked forward to
adding it to his collection.
Mr. Mamos, a member of Oil
Painters of America, has exhibited his paintings nationally and his
portraits grace the walls of lovely homes from Westchester to the
Hamptons. His work is represented locally by Sunflower Fine Art; who is
in the process of publishing an affordable series of limited edition
giclee entitled "Wall Street".
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