The following information was submitted in August of 2006 by John Irish, a former student of the artist:
Gregory Lysun was born in 1924 in Yonkers, New York. Mr. Lysun studied at the Art Students League of New York from 1947-1953 with Edwin Dickinson, Louie Bouche, John Groth, Robert Beverly Hale and Reginal Marsh. Gregory has exhibited at 151 shows and has won 19 national juried awards. Among these awards are the Directors Award-American Artist Professional League-1992, Best Portrait Award, Connecticut Academy of Arts-1983, Best Landscape Award -Wadsworth Atheneum-1977 and the Marine Award- New England Exhibition, Silvermine, CT-1968. He is in the permanent collection of Art Students League, New Britain Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, and DeCordova Museum.
He taught at SUNY Purchase from 1982-2005, Westchester Art Workshop 1969-2005, Pelham Art Center 1972-2005 and continues to teach at the Greenburgh Community Center where he has been since 1972. Gregory paints primarily in oil inclusive of landscapes, still lifes and portraits. He has appeared in numerous publications including: The Best of Oil Paintings, Rockport Publications 1996, Landscape Inspirations Rockport Publications 1997, "Pallette Talk" Grumbacher Magazine 1969, "Different Strokes" American Artist Magazine 1999, La Review Moderne in 1968 and 1969 and the New York Times in 2002. He is a Life Member of the Art Students League, Life Fellow of the American Artist Professional League, Honorary Member of Allied Artists of America, and an elected artist member Hudson Valley Art Association. He is in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in American Art.