Artists > Adam Grosowsky

Adam Grosowsky’s work has been featured in Lux Magazine, the Arlie and Company Office, the Pacific Women’s Center and the University of Oregon Knight Library. Nordstrom Department Store has commissioned over 80 of his paintings for their flagship locations nationwide.

Adam was born in Chicago in 1959. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts from Evergreen State College in 1981 and his Masters of Arts and Masters of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of Iowa in 1984 and 1986 respectively. During this time, he studied under the famous printmaker Mauricio Lasansky.

Although much of his training was in printmaking, his primary medium today is oil painting. His large canvasses, often portraits of women, are studies in light and dark. They are distinguished by dramatic contrasts—light or bright color against large areas of rich, dark background.

Adam now teaches painting, figure drawing and printmaking at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Critics
“Grosowsky is one of those painters who does difficult work while making it appear easy. His paintings don’t shout out about their technique; instead, his visual technique is almost invisible, buried in the rightness of his composition and color and the seemingly casual way he’s thrown paint onto the canvas.” –Schrager & Clarke

"Amy with Parakeet"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 60"
"Boy with Rooster"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
"Boy with Dove"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 36"
"Boy with Falcon"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 36"
"Braid"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 24"
"Child with Leadbetters Cockatoo"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
"Child with Poppies"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Child Sleeping"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Circus Figure with Parrot"
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
"Circus Figure"
Oil on Canvas
36" x 36"
"Circus Girl with Buogie"
Oil on Canvas
20" x 16"
"Clown with Parakeet"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Figure on Bridge"
Oil
36" x 36"
2014
"Girl with Curtains"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Girl with Mirror"
Oil on Canvas
30" x 30"
"Girl with Finch"
Oil on Canvas
52" x 35"
"Girl with Fisherking"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Girl with Raven"
Oil on Canvas
72" x 60"
"Girl with Schipperkes"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Girl in Window"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Head of a Girl"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Kaya #2"
Oil on Canvas
18" x 24"
2013
"Koi Series #1"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
"Looking Out #2"
Oil
36" x 60"
2014
"Milla with Cockatiel"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Milla #1"
Oil
48" x 36"
2013
"My Home Town"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Villa Number III"
Oil on Canvas
48" x 48"
"Villa Number IV"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 36"
"Yeva with Birds"
Oil on Canvas
60" x 48"
"Kaya with Falcon"
Oil
48" x 36"
2014
"Girl with Green Hat"
Oil
60" x 48"
2014
"Girl with Magpie"
Oil
48" x 60"
2014
"Yeva with Magpie"
Oil
60" x 48"
"Small Clown"
Oil
60" x 48"
2014
"Girl Reading with Lion"
Oil
48" x 60"
2013
"Magician with Tuvie"
Oil
48" x 48"
2013
"Head of Girl"
Oil
48" x 48"
2013