Mary Cassatt, Degas and Paul Durand-Ruel enjoying a walk after dinner one evening as Mary secretly makes a wish upon a falling star...
A native Pittsburgher, born on the Southwest Side of town (Carnegie area), Andy has been interested in the act and process of painting and making art since a very early age. His professional career began with graphic design and production jobs in Connecticut and Los Angeles then settling in locally. Teaching was never a vocational aspiration;
he sort of fell into it, gradually and unknowingly, until it manifested itself in a position at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh that has lasted thirty years, retiring in 2012. Classes taught varied from Typography and Print Production (traditional to digital) to Drawing, Painting Digital Illustration and Photo Manipulation.
Painting and photography are creative passions. He always had an affinity for the letterform, the act of writing, making marks and typography, occasionally including them in his work. The learning environment kept him enthusiastically experimenting with new technology and media.
More examples of his work can be found on his Facebook page: andy.sujdak
Misia, societal muse and favorite subject of paintings by Vuillard, Bonnard, Lautrec and Renoir, holds her cat, Lantelme, up to the wall to eat spiders.
Renoir on the Swing waiting for his models to show for “Le Moulin de la Galette.”
Edouard Vuillard is haunted by the ghost of Hokusai, made up to look like Tolouse-Lautrec.
Gauguin in one of his many reflective moods, tries to recall the last time he urinated without pain.
Émile Bernard and Paul Sérusier see Gauguin off to Tahiti. (They wanted to go also)
Six Impressionist Series paintings
each is 25” square
oil and wax media on stretched canvas mounted on board