Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Remembering Stanley Sporny

At the end of last month, Stanley Sporny unexpectedly passed away while walking in the woods. An accomplished artist, Sporny earned a BFA in painting at the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA at the Philadelphia College of Art. As a Fulbright Scholar, he moved to Sri Lanka for nine years where he skillfully entwined the rich sights and sounds of the area into his artwork. For nearly two decades he has inspired students through his teaching at Marshall University's College of Fine Arts in Huntington, West Virginia. Over the years he has designed and given life to a number of murals along with the aid of his students and his paintings can be seen in prestigious galleries and private collections throughout the nation.

Sporny was a teacher, a mentor, an inventor, a musician, an entrepreneur and a true visionary. He also developed a line of non-toxic mediums and solvents for oil painting, The Sporny Solution, which we have sold for many years. His death is mourned by the staff at Judsons Art Outfitters as well as many in the art community.

His family has set up a memorial website for those who wish to share their memories about Stanley Sporny.

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