(b.1964 inLong Beach, California)
Michael Hussar creates unusually meticulous oil paintings with an old master technique. Trained by painters Richard Bunkall, Dwight Harmon, and Judy Crook; and draftsmen Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. Taught Portraiture-Head Painting for almost 10 years at a private art college in Los Angeles and continues to teach painting workshops in the United States and Europe. His paintings can be found in collections all over the world.
Hussar’s work is inspired by Northern Renaissance Art and early Mannerism. At times his technique is buttery and has a feeling of a Diego Velazquez painting.
I absolutely love the lighting he uses and he is somehow able to get that “creamy” look to his paint.