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George Molnar (b. 1953)  Artworks >>

The following text are excerpts from Prescott Living Magazine, Prescott, Arizona Volume One, Issue Four 2005, submitted by the artist: Known for his life-like portraits of Native American life, Prescott's George Molnar is a champion of composition, detail, and communicative power. His ability to hone in on the precise tone of a skirt, the fall of light on a smooth cheek, the silver and turquoise highlights of Native dress brings more to our senses than just paint and canvas. Technically, Molnar commands superb control of surface and color, but the importance of technique fades as one experiences the spiritual presence of his images. Yes, the canvases are precise, but the feeling he communicates is quite beyond description. Molnar prefers to place his subjects in their natural settings: scenic landscapes, rock formations, an old corral, and he has painted some individuals many times over the years, showing their growth from childhood to adolescence. Capturing his perception of the spirit of Native American and Western life, Molnar provides a 'window' to this world and reminds us, "The painting reflects what is inside (me), how I felt about the subject." End of quote. Molnar learned to draw in high school by taking the complete correspondence course offered by the Minneapolis Art Instruction School. Then he studied for a year at the art department of the Baptist Institute in Los Angeles. Mentors have been Arizona artists Ray Swanson and Californian, R Brownell McGrew, both painters of Southwest Indian subjects.

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