Furthering the Legacy of Leszek Forczek.
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Main Street Art Gallery
325 N. Main St. (between 3rd & 4th)
Lakeport, CA 95453
Wed-Sat 11 am - 3 pm
Take your time and enjoy Forczek's
"Celebration of Life" July 3rd, 2019
(that day would have been his 73rd Birthday)
If you have any photos
of Leszek or his artwork,
please send me a note.
Casse Waldman Forczek
Many have called this video an "outstanding"
tribute to Leszek Forczek. It gets better every time!
Many thanks to Konocti Computers of Lakeport for their assistance.
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MEMORIAL PROGRAM, POETRY, STATEMENTS, OBITUARY and more...
TRIBUTE TO LESZEK FORCZEK by CHARLES ANDRATE (pdf)Download
OBITUARY for LESZEK FORCZEK 1 page (pdf)Download
L'Envoi - A poem by Rudyard Kipling "When earth's last picture is painted..." (pdf)Download
MEMORIAL Program & Order of Service July 3, 2019 (pdf)Download
STATEMENT about LLUMIINISM - DARK & LIGHT (pdf)Download
Historian Gene Paleno Gene Paleno published this story in his Record-Bee Column (pdf)Download
Article in the Art Section
An esoteric biography on the life and work of Leszek Forczek shows the scope of his art. Published in 2019 online & in print for the Anthroposophic Society of America and RudolfSteiner.org
The original two-hour service will someday be available,
as edited by Dan Fitzsimmons of Definite Video.
"Forczek Paintings at First Friday Fling ..."
The Rose has been cultivated for many centuries. To Goethe, the
Rose was the essence of the plant kingdom. The Rose has been
valued for its color, fragrance and medicinal value, as well a its
poetic spiritual significance.
The Late Roger A. Smith wanted to sing from the balconyl for Leszek;s service at the SDA Church. Perfect every time. Thank you, my friend, "The Idaho Kid". Pastor Randy Brehms is on the Allen Organ.
Roger suffered a fatal heart attack early Easter Sunday morning, April 4, 2021.
Please visit Roger's website at www.rogersmithartandopera.com
REST IN PEACE DEAREST FRIEND
LAKEPORT — The late Leszek Forczek was the featured artist at the First Friday Fling at the Main Street Gallery this month, marking his first-ever exhibit in Lake County. Forczek was a resident of Lake County for 17 years before his death in May. His wife Casse helped set up the paintings and has promoted them.
Forczek was the founder of Illuminism School of Painting. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, “Luminism (aka veil painting) was a late 19th-century style emphasizing a unique clarity of light.” Forczek’s career spanned more than 50 years. His past exhibits, workshops, awards and articles are lengthy and impressive.
In Casse Forczek’s words, Forczek’s art is “Illuminism watercolor paintings and his subjects range from landscape, crystal, animal, floral, to figural. The climate changes and destruction of our lakes and mountains was a big concern to my husband and it’s reflected in his work.” . . .
[to read Record-Bee's complete article, click on the "Buddah" painting.]
"Last Day of Summer" - Wild Sunflower - Continuous Tone Lithograph printed on Opalesque archival paper. A magnificent display of Forczek's unique technique.
"Aurora Ribbons" - Northern Lights in Glacier Lakes of Alaska - Created the week of 911's attack on America as a healing gift to our country.
"The Blue Pieta" is an archetypal image / imagination which rests at the heart of human nature. The expanse of blue / violet gives it a spiritual mood. The four figures represent the four directions of human nature. As such, it is a painting of the path of life – an illumination of the immortal side of the human spirit.”
'WASHING OF FEET" Series - Giclee based on Illuminism Watercolor. Commissioned by the Bishop of Santa Rosa, Northern California Catholic Diocese, 1994
Clarita W. with 'blind' potter Frances Howland with Forczek's "Buddah & The Elephant" Illuminism Watercolor
Casse Waldman Forczek at Main Street Gallery, Lakeport, California with Leszek Forczek's display of Illuminism Paintings
Just in case you passed the Memorial video, here's another link to YouTube.
Although you may not have met Leszek, you can discover more
about the life of this extraordinary artist.