Lewis Zacks
My love of history has inspired me to focus on the disappearing landscape of Eastern Long Island- old farm buildings, fishing boats, colonial cottages; mid-century movie theaters, ice cream parlors, luncheonettes, and the remnants of their signs. I also like to scour the lower East Side of Manhattan for the few remaining artifacts of business long gone from the urban landscape of New York. Studying these relics gives me great pleasure and the satisfaction of capturing them on canvas, so they wont fade entirely from our memories.

I enjoy isolating these subjects and creating a nostalgic mood, paying homage to the American masters of the early twentieth century, especially Edward Hopper, Ralston Crawford, Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis and Charles Sheeler.

Currently my work is being shown at Nabi Gallery in New York City and at Canio's Bookstore Gallery in Sag Harbor, New York.

Education & Background
Born, November 15, 1931, Taunton, Massachusetts
Graduated Taunton High School, 1949
Received Commercial Art Diploma, Vesper George School of Art, Boston, 1951
Foot soldier and graphic artist, U.S. Army, Korea, 1951-1953
Studied Etching and Lithography, School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1953-1954
Arrived in New York City to start an art career, 1955 Continued studies at Pratt and Parsons New York City.

Awards & Competitions
Art Calendar Magazine Cover Competition, First Place Chautauqua Juried Show
Guild Hall Honorable Mention
Parrish Art Museum, 37th Juried Show
Salamagundi Juried Show
Silvermine Print Annual Invitational
Springs Improvement Society Invitational

Commercial Art History & Highlights (1967-1990)
In 1967, after 12 years as a free-lance designer and illustrator for ad agencies and publishers, started own company, Zacks and Perrier, Inc., which was a leading producer of films, videos, live stage productions and conventions for such clients as ATT, NBC and Time,Inc.

HIGHLIGHTS:
The Washington State Pavilion at the 1988 World's Fair. Vancouver, Canada
The United States Exhibit at the 1980 Paris Air Show The Boy From Mars, a wide-screen, 35 mm film, at NASA'S Spaceport, Florida
Innovations, a video wall at The IBM Gallery of Art and Science, New York City
Art Cars, a video wall at The BMW Show Room on Park Avenue in New York City, showing several prominent artists- Warhol, Calder, Lichtenstein, Stella and Rauschenberg- creating work made for and painted directly on automobiles.



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