Carl Plansky (1951-2009): Artist & Founder of Williamsburg Paints

New York painter and paintmaker Carl Plansky passed away last weekend. Carl Plansky was known for founding Williamsburg Paints — a company that makes high quality artists’ materials and handmade oil paints. An exhibition of his bold, large paintings of divas is currently on view at the New York Studio School.

Read more about how Carl Plansky founded Williamsburg Art Materials. See more of Carl Plansky’s artwork on his website and in person at the New York Studio School gallery where the exhibition “Sacred Monsters: Carl Plansky’s Divas” is on view through October 18, 2009. The New York Studio School is located at 8 W 8th Street, New York, NY.

(Images: photographs from Williamsburg Art Materials; oil on linen paintings: Callas Paints Her Self-Portrait, 2008; Self-Portrait as Montserrat Caballe, 1995; Aprile Millo, 2009; Self Portrait, 2005)

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