Gary Bukovnik

Gary Bukovnik was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1947 and studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art. The internationally acclaimed painter and printmaker has lived in San Francisco since 1974. His dramatic art conveys a highly monumental quality. Primarily using the mediums of watercolor, monotype and lithograph, Bukovnik fuses sensual vitality with fluid yet powerful colorations, creating floral images of great depth and intensity.

Bukovnik's watercolors and monotypes are the subject of a book by Harry N. Abrams, New York, published in 1990. This lavishly illustrated monograph includes sixty color reproductions; a forward by James J. White, curator at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation in Pittsburgh; an interview with the artist by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator at the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco; and an essay about the artist and the depiction of flowers in art by Judith Gordon, a San Francisco-based writer.

Bukovnik's work is represented in numerous public collections, such as the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Brooklyn Museum; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the Library of Congress; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Corporate collections include the Bank of America, AT&T, Citibank, Neiman-Marcus, Time-Warner, the Westin Bonaventure

Hotel, Los Angeles, as well as hundreds of additional corporate, private and museum collections. Bukovnik also donates his art to community and civic organizations such as the San Francisco Symphony, which has commissioned a poster announcing its fall season since 1982. The New York Metropolitan Opera also commissioned the artist to create a poster commemorating their 1990-91 season.

The artist's work is widely exhibited internationally, serving to further enhance his popular reputation. Solo exhibitions of Bukovnik's work have been mounted by the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the Gallery at Lincoln Center, New York, Staempfli Gallery, New York, among many others. Steven Scott Gallery has represented the artist since 1990, organizing numerous solo and group exhibitions featuring the artist's watercolors, monotypes and lithographs. The gallery has several dozen works in inventory available for viewing upon request.

The 2005 monograph, Gary Bukovnik, Watercolors, published by Hudson Hills Press, essays by writer Clare Henry and Carter Foster, Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, $50.00.

Fortunate Spring, 2017
Watercolor on paper 40 x 60"
Private collection

Tulips 1995
Lithograph 35 x 29 1/2"

February Lilies I 1992
Monoprint, Variant edition of 3 51 x 39" paper size
Private Collection

Ginger Study 1992
Watercolor monotype 15 3/4 x 14 1/2"
$700 unframed

Bird of Paradise Suite 1994
Monoprint, 49 x 38" paper size

Pink Lily Suite 1994
Monoprint, 49 x 38" paper size

Large Amaryllis, 1994
Monoprint, 42 1/4 x 36 1/2" paper size

Art Pottery: Iris 2002
watercolor, 35 x 14" framed
Private Collection

Tiger Lilies 1993
watercolor, 30 x 22 1/2"
Private Collection

Sunflowers 1990
Lithograph, 38 1/2 x 22"

Dahlias 2001
Screenprint, 40 1/2 x 27 1/4"
Private Collection

Water Lily 1983
Lithograph, 29 3/4 x 40"

Spring Calla Lily Suite 1993
Monoprint, 44 x 24 1/2"

Magnolia Branch 1992
Watercolor monotype, 20 1/2 x 14 1/2"

Amaryllis and Lilies Suite 1994
Monoprint, 30 1/2 x 31 1/2

Summer Callas 1993
Monoprint, 46 x 19"

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