William Eric [Indursky] [1969- ]
Religious vanitas, 2009
Oil on belgian linen canvas board
16 x 20 inches [unframed]
Painted from life.
Born Wilmington, Delaware, USA 1969 –
William Eric was raised in suburban New Jersey where he would make yearly holy pilgrimages with his mother to the fine and modern museums of art in New York City. Perhaps it was missing school for the event or even remembering a favorite childhood book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (by E.L. Konigsburg), a story of New Jersey children who ran away to hide and live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, that made him long to be an artist.
Being of a practical sort, William Eric chose to get his college degrees in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, OH and only minor in Fine Art. While at school he studied under famous 70s/80s photo-realistic artist John P. Stewart (his paintings are held in several major museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art). Although John was to teach William for only a short time, the impact was lasting. His philosophy, “Simply paint what you see.” which still is his guiding pricipal.
William produces works that explore the themes of innocence, beauty, and the classic form using traditional techniques. His painting heros are Odd Nerdrum, Frank Duveneck, and Emil Carlsen among others.
William Eric’s paintings are in many private collections and galleries nationwide. He is a member of several artist organizations including several miniature societies.
William Eric lives and works from a small studio in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. The Metropolitan Museum of Art remains to this day his favorite museum.