Artist Ted Tihansky at Hoboken Museum
New exhibit starting this Sunday at the Hoboken Historical Museum at 13th and Hudson:
Tihansky captures rich history of Hoboken
“Ted Tihansky first made a name for himself as a portrait painter, but his career took a turn in 1991 when he earned a landscape painting fellowship that enabled him to travel across North America. At the end of the fellowship, he discovered Monhegan, Maine, a remote, rocky island that boasts a long history as an artists’ colony, attracting painters such as Hopper, Bellows, Kent and Wyeth. He primarily paints in oils, and prefers painting on site and outdoors, rather than from photographs, because working from three dimensions “forces you to interpret what you see, and use color as light.”
Tihansky, who now calls Monhegan home, says the appeal is the endless variety in the island’s terrain. There he met Stephen Cunniff, who invited him to visit his hometown, Hoboken. Tihansky fell for Hoboken’s rich history almost immediately, and lived here for a couple of years, before moving back to Monhegan. Cunniff offered him his first local exhibit in his salon and day spa, Imago.
Some 15 of his Hoboken paintings will be on display from July 18 through Sept. 5 in the Upper Gallery of the Museum. The show, “A Town Rich in History: Hoboken Paintings by Theodore Tihansky,” opens with a free reception on Sunday, July 18 from 2 – 5pm.“