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Adrian VanSuchtelen

Adrian C. Van Suchtelen was born in Semarang, Indonesia in 1941. He is a realist as well as a figurative semi-abstractionist printmaker and painter. He is also an educator who retired as professor emeritus of drawing at Utah State University. He lives in North Ogden, Utah.

Van Suchtelen studied at El Camino College (1959–62) and the Otis Art Institute (1963–66) where he earned an MFA. He studied with Joseph Hirsch, Joseph Mugnaini, and also Moishe Smith who became his colleague at Utah State University. Because Van Suchtelen is an artist intrigued by the metaphysical and metaphorical, his style is allegorical rather than academic.

Van Suchtelen's work has been exhibited in the Springville Museum of Art spring salons. Among his exhibited works are Peaceable Kingdom (1999), a mixed media collage, Purple Bag (1994), oil on paper, which won a merit award, and Profile (1992), a watercolor, which won a cash award.

Biography adapted from Artists of Utah.

Adrian Van Suchtelen, a talented realist as well as a figurative semiabstractionist printmaker and painter, was born in Semarang, Indonesia. He has been a member of the Utah State University art faculty since 1965, and studied at El Camino College (B.F.A.) and Otis Art Institute (M.F.A., 1966). Having also trained with Joseph Hirsch, Joseph Mugnaini, and his faculty colleague, the late Moishe Smith, this gifted and sensitive master of understatement has exhibited his work widely and won numerous awards.

Biography courtesy of Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"72nd Utah Spring Salon: Springville Art Exhibition Art Exhibition Includes a Dazzling Array of First-rate Utah Creativity." The Deseret News, April 28, 1996.

"'2001 Mixed Media' worth trip." The Deseret News, September 16, 2001.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, July 27, 1997.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, August 18, 1991.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, June 2, 1991.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, January 7, 1990.

"Art Canvass." The Deseret News, October 22, 1989.

"Art Notes: Exhibit Moves from Festival to Art Center." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 30, 1991.

"Art Scene: Van Suchtelen's Techniques Seem Ancient Yet New." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 23, 1991.

"Best Bets for the Week Ahead." The Salt Lake Tribune, August 16, 1992.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, December 3, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 8, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, January 2, 2000.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." T he Salt Lake Tribune, July 18, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 31, 1999.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, March 8, 1998.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." T he Salt Lake Tribune, March 17, 1996.

"Coming Up: Visual Art." The Salt Lake Tribune, November 12, 1995.

"Double Prints: Intaglio Artist Unveils His Photography, Too." The Salt Lake Tribune, October 1, 1995.

"Double Viewing Pleasure at Kimball Gallery." The Deseret News, June 28, 1992.

"Drawing the Line with Art: Jurors Ponder the Question: What is a Winning Work?" `Utah '98'. The Salt Lake Tribune, June 14, 1998.

"Exhibitions in Utah Galleries Show Art Can be 'a Family Affair.'" The Deseret News, November 27, 1988.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, May 31, 1998.

"Galleries." The Deseret News, February 26, 1995.

"Jurors Decide What Is A Winner." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 14, 1998.

"New Shows at gallery, Art Center Offer Sizzling Assortment of Styles." The Deseret News, April 15, 1990.

"Showing at Local Galleries." T he Deseret News, May 30, 2004.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, April 13, 2003.

"Showing at Local Galleries." The Deseret News, November 14, 1999.

"Spring Salon Open to All Styles of Art '90 Exhibit at Springville Museum is Truly a Full-Spectrum Show." The Deseret News, May 6, 1990.

"`Utah '98' at Salt Lake's Union Pacific Depot." The Salt Lake Tribune, June 14, 1998.

"Utah '92." The Deseret News, July 26, 1992.

"What Does it Take for an Art Gallery to Weather the Storm in Park City?" The Deseret News, June 9, 1991.

"Winners in the 78th Annual Spring Salon." The Deseret News, May 19, 2002.

Books

Olpin, Robert S., William C. Seifrit, and Vern G. Swanson. Artists of Utah. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publisher, 1999.

Swanson, Vern G., Robert S. Olpin, and William C. Seifrit. Utah Paintings and Sculpture. Salt Lake City, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishers, 1991.

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