Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1940, Sandra Manesky began painting at the age of 22. Her medium initially combined found objects with watercolors, evolving into experimentation with oils, and acrylics on canvas. A self-taught artist, she combines brightly colored graphics with primal vision of the feminine experience. Her styles range in 12 different formations. The influences of Picasso, Lautrec, and Beardsley along with that of Aztec design are apparent in Sandra's work. A bold use of line and color give her psychologically charged visions unique vitality. Through a decade of studio work at the Art Institute of Chicago, her paintings have gained a wholeness and balance, putting forth stronger visions of form, composition, and contrast.
Sandra has been privileged to teach her creative gifts to homeless men Chicago's Uptown neighborhood for 14 years in and managed a show of their works at the Steppenwolf Theater in 1995. Her art has been featured at more than 40 public venues over the past four decades, including Chicago's Artist In Residence, Art Against AIDS, Limelight, Faces, and The Prairie Ave. Gallery. Singer Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders is a proud owner of several of Sandra's pieces and over 200 collectors have commissioned her and own her work.
To purchase an available Manesky Original Painting, please contact us at email@example.com or (773) 848-2512.
Sandra is available for commissions.
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