E-Museum of Pyrographic Art

Portraits and Paintings Hall

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Dumitru Muradian* , known especially for his fine art portraits on wood panels, exclusively in pyrography. This artist is cross-referenced in the Decorative and Applied Art Hall.




K. J. Mixo Sydenham*, paintings and portraits in pyrography on wood or paper, sometimes adds color; varied themes.




Sophia Albu Ionita*, pyrogravure colorée, fine art large wood panels in pyroengraving and color.


Sophia Albu Ionita*, a second salon with additional works by this artist was posthumously dedicated to her in 2005. She died in November of 2004.


Sophia Albu Ionita*, a third salon with additional works by this artist was posthumously dedicated to her in 2006. She died in November of 2004.




Benjamín Cañas (1933–1987)* posthumous tribute to an internationally famous Latin American artist and architect, whose mixed media work included pyroengraving on wood panels.

Benjamín Cañas (1933–1987)*, Morbide pour toi a second salon for this artist dedicated to a work in a private collection from the early 1970's.




Ken Li*, (Li Geng Qiang), richly detailed, fine line pyrography on wood panels, mostly portraiture.




Lorraine Zaloom*, extraordinary pyrographic portraits on wood boxes, primarily portraits of famous Blues musicians and singers. (See also Decorative and Applied Art Hall.)




Selahattin Olceroglu*, extraordinary pyrographic paintings on wood panels, primarily works after famous 19th century Orientalist paintings, drawings, and engravings of Old Istanbul.




Krasimir Hristov*, superb pyrographic paintings on wood panels, primarily works after Old Masters.




Paul Ahyi, striking contemporary pyrographic paintings on wood panels, often with political nuance.




José María Párraga*, exuberant original pyrographic compositions with subtle color on wood panels.




PLUNA—Juan José López Romano*, original pyrographic compositions with subtle color on wood panels that evoke a connection with the common surroundings of everyday life in Spain.




Gabriela Lezcano and Alejandro Veneziani* work together as a team doing pyrography with acrylic color on leather; autochthonous themes of Argentina. These artists are featured in the Traditional and Folk Art Hall.




David Kreider*, fine art pyrography on wood subtly enhanced with color; individual and group portraits, calligraphy, animals, and landscapes in themes from the Middle East and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, U.S.A.




Benelli*, pyrography and acrylic color on wood panels in a neo-expressionist style.




Susan Millis*, artist and conservator, does fine art works on paper and applied art on wood, some equestrian themes, some miniature works. In addition, she has completed a BA Honours in the study of this art form, its history, conservation, and restoration, and is currently working on her doctorate. (See also the Decorative and Applied Art Hall and the Antique Art Hall.)




Michael Janson* Abstracts, intriguing miniature abstract pyrography works on paper.

Michael Janson* Computer Graphics: In this second exhibit, the artist offers computer graphic variations produced from original pyrographic geometrics on paper. Also from these exhibits are links to various illustrated articles on/by Michael Janson and his techniques.




Tayseer Barakat*, works in pyrography and sometimes color on found wood rendered as wall hangings as well as sculptures. Artist works with branding, blowtorch and stencils, and pyro pen. Contemporary interpretation of traditional Palestinian and ancient symbols. This artist's work is cross-referenced in the Sculpture Hall and the Special Hall.




Paul Chojnowski*, does Contemporary work in pyrography on birch plywood panels as well as on heavy paper. His works, including one large installation, have been shown in many galleries and museums, including three important museum exhibits dedicated to pyro work. (Because of his unusual pyro techniques, his listing will be cross-referenced in the Special Hall and the Sculpture Hall).




Marshall Stokes aka CHO*, does Contemporary work in pyrography wood panels as well as some assemblages. His works have been shown in many galleries .




Tom Vogler*, produces works on wood panels in a wide variety of techniques and themes.




Aleksis Ponze Gallegos*, works on wood panels in autochthonous themes of Peru (cross-referenced in the Traditional and Folk Art Hall).




Angelce Miskov*, does renderings of Albrecht Durer works in pyrography on matchstick panels. (Because of his unusual pyro techniques, his listing will be cross-referenced in the Special Hall).




Djibril N'Doye*, does Contemporary work in pyrography on birch wood panels. His works focus on social aspects of communal working and living that he observed during the years he was living in his native Senegal. (Because of his traditional themes, his listing is cross-referenced in the Folk and Traditional Art Hall.)




Francisco Fernández Osuna "FFerdezO"*, does pyrographic abstracts, architectural drawings, and landscapes on wood panels enhanced with subtle color.




Rodger Letkeman, exquisitely detailed pyrography on wood panels, portraiture, Old Masters', and other themes, particularly Pacific Islands; elaborately carved frame also by the artist.




Antonio Vargas*, fine art pyrography on wood panels, original interpretations of traditional themes of Spain.




Salvatore Polistena*, works in pyrography on wood rendered primarily as portraits in Contemporary interpretations of traditional techniques and motifs. Included is a link to an article on his nostalgic imagery.




Juan Carlos González, works in pyrographic realism on wood panels in portraits, landscapes, and other themes.




Songda Ouedraogo*, works in pyrography on wood and leather as stylized portrayals in Contemporary interpretations of traditional family and occupational motifs of Burkina Faso.




Maria Luisa Grimani*, Contemporary works in pyrography on Paulownia wood collages.




Ramon Pinto*, abstract blowtorch pyrography on wood panels (see Special Hall).




FICHOU*, works in pyrography on wood frames integrated with oil paintings as stylized portraits in Contemporary interpretations of Aboriginal motifs of Australia. (See also Decorative and Applied Art Hall.)




Robert McGehee, pyrographic fine art on wood; based on the symbols and icons of primal peoples. This artist is featured in the Traditional and Folk Art Hall.




Manu Pagola*, high contrast pyrographic portraits and landscapes on wood panels—images of the Basque country and more.




Carlos "carbón" Borbón*, Contemporary renderings in multimedia Pyro Sculpture on Leather.




Adem Göksügür*, Pyrography still life strongly decorative panels with subtle coloring influenced by Anatolian decorative art and German paintings.




Samuel K. Anderson*, Contemporary renderings in abstract and "naturalism" pyrography on wood panels.




José Pelegrina-Vissepo*, Portraiture in indigenous themes on wood panels.




Irene Corgiat*, figurative works in pyrography on wood, velour paper, plus a unique work on linen, the Face from the Shroud of Turin, which is featured in an article linked from the salon. (See also Decorative and Applied Art Hall.)




Jim Hicks*, works in pyrography on basswood panels. He very effectively enhances his portraits of people (usually celebrities) and animals with chalk.




Keith Seitz* does works that are humorous, satirical pyrographic panels with color.




Katherine Boland*, works in abstract using mixed-media—to which she recently added burning techniques—on wood panels. The Artist's Statement prepared for her latest show On Fire offers an insight to her new techniques and works.




Sue Walters*, fine art pyrography on artist's paper delicately embellished with color; flora and fauna themes; also on wood, including a decorative art frame of a cityscape. Also works on unusual materials such as tagua nuts (vegetable ivory) and piano keys (elephant ivory).




Kathleen Marie Wilson*, lives and works in the southwest where the flora and fauna that surround her provide her with materials and inspiration both. Her wildlife works follow the very grain of the wood she works on.




Peter Drewett*, has done one (his first) portrait in 2004 to honor his mentor; however, his outsider art works are mostly on uneven sculptural shapes, particularly the percussion instruments for which he is best known. A work that won him recent acclaim was a gourd sculpture. (Because of his sculptural musical instruments, his work will be cross-referenced in the Sculpture Hall; because of his rustic themes, his work is featured in the Folk and Traditional Art Hall, and because of his unusual projects, his listing will be cross-referenced in the Special Hall, as well).




François Peeters*, is an autodidactic artist who works on wood without color other than that produced by burning. He sometimes works in bas relief along with his pyrography. At other times, some of his works have a distinctive look thanks to a special pyrographic technique he developed to produce additional dimension similar to that of a bas relief.




Blair Brown*, does pyrography on wood of subjects that reflect his life when he was working in southern and east Africa and Jamaica as well as his native Canada, particularly maritime themes.




Brian Warburton*, photorealism artist, inspired to do portraits that "tell a story..." Favorite themes are historic Native Americans, women celebrities, and children.




Richard Withers*, pyrographic portraits, animals, and landscapes on wood panels and tree trunks, also decorative art.




Paris Stavrinidis, pyrography and color on wood in an antique style.




Yury Zopov, dramatic pyrography with Celtic knotwork borders on wood panels; religious, fantasy, science fiction, and erotic themes.




Anikó Hazafi*, pyrography on wood panels, cityscapes of Europe, portraits, and more.




Dallas Nyberg*, known especially for his work in pyrography on leather, he also works on wood, paper, and gourds.




Al Chapman* wildlife artist, works in pyrography, often in combination with other media on a wide variety of materials, including wood, paper, leather, gourd, antler, bone, and ivory micarta. (This artist is cross-referenced in the Sculpture Hall.)




Roy Sullivan, wide variety of very original pyrography on wood panels, wood objects, relief sculptured leather, in many themes.




Lestat de Lioncourt*, works of erotic fantasy in pyrography on wood panels.




Klaus Szenczer*, fine art pyrography on leather, primarily portraiture, even some after Old Masters', also celebrities and historic figures.




Dominic Angarano*, does Native American portraits in pyrography on gourds as well as other themes in pyrography on various exotic materials like old ivory and fossilized bone. (Because of his traditional themes, his work is featured in the Folk and Traditional Art Hall, and because of his unusual projects on exotic materials, his listing will be cross-referenced in the Special Hall).




Bud Hnetka*, solar pyrography on wood panels (see Special Hall).




Jennifer Ferraro*, pyrographs on wood panels of traditional icons in Contemporary interpretation.




Bob Ferris*, pyrography on wood panels, conks, sculpture, and more (see also Special, Decorative, and Sculpture Halls).




Pierre Doré* luminous pyrographic works on wood plaques.




Jo Schwartz, the artist (and author) who taught pyrography in Antartica, offers pyrography on wood panels in a variety of themes.




The Institute of Artificial Art Amsterdam (IAAA) has on their site linked here, a web page of select conceptual art works by renowned artists like Yves Klein and Otto Piene. It is dedicated to The Art of Fire: Burning, Melting & Smoke. Other extraordinary artists featured are John Latham, Alberto Burri, Henk Peeters, La Monte Young, Ben Vautier, Bernard Aubertin, Arman, Robert Longo, Werner Herzog, and Marco Breuer.


*An asterisk following a name indicates an artist featured in an illustrated on-line article. Links to the respective articles can be found following each (starred) individual's salon exhibit.

N.B. Links to the artists' own websites and/or e-mail addresses are linked individually following each artist's respective exhibit.



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