Tom Potocki

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Tom Potocki is a professional artist who has exhibited extensively in national and regional shows. While earning his BFA degree at Carnegie Mellon University, he spent a summer studying in Rome, and also did design work for Westinghouse, Mellon Bank and US Steel. After graduating, Tom moved to New York City and was involved with the Pop Art movement, and produced the first “Happening” at Fire Island off Long Island. He then spent a year in Greece with a studio on the Island of Hydra. Upon returning to the US, Tom earned his MFA degree from Edinboro University and began a college teaching career, and was a founding member of the Northwestern PA Artists’ Association. During this time he continued to explore and develop his own vision through drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. His eclectic style has been described as having the look of refined graffiti – a style that grew out of a combination of his neoclassical training and involvement with the Abstract and Pop Art movements of his time. Recently he had a drawing included in “Strokes of Genius,” a publication of the best of contemporary drawing, by North Light Books.

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