George Towne

Paintings by George Towne

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Port Jervis, New York, George Towne realized he loved drawing as a young man, and often found himself copying caricatures out of old Mad Magazines. After his high school art teacher bought him his first set of oil paints, he began to study work of the old masters, especially Caravaggio, Velasquez and the American painter Thomas Eakins.
Towne came to New York City 20 years ago to attend the School of Visual Arts to study painting and find a like-minded community. His artwork has been featured in solo exhibitions at venues such as the Michael Mut Project Space in New York
City, The Barbara Ann Levy Gallery, in Cherry Grove, on Fire Island, and the
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, in Narrowsburg, New York.
Towne’s work has been highlighted in several group shows, including recent ones in both locations of the Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, at the Forbes Gallery on 5th Avenue, and the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park.
George Towne has settled in New York’s East Village neighborhood, and has continued with his love of painting depicting male images as well as his love of landscapes and cityscapes.

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