Stan Kaminski - Painter. The Moseley School of Art Association
Stan also enjoys marketing his own original and printed work direct to the individual purchaser, and regularly exhibits at his studio in rural Warwickshire and at other venues in the Midlands. Most of his work, however, is sold from London galleries.
Born in 1952 in Banbury, England, Stan was selected to attend the Moseley School of Art at the age of 11 years.
At the age of 18 he embarked on a career in illustration, painting and design with Hurlston Design, the famous Birmingham design studio. At the age of 21, he left to work in a variety of advertising agencies as a designer and art director. Stan's energy and prodigious talent then led him to became a freelance illustrator, and his work appeared in national poster and TV campaigns and magazines for several major clients, including Woman Magazine, Penthouse Magazine and on national TV (BBC's Black Adder III).
Later in his very successful career as an illustrator, Stan yearned to become a full-time painter and in 1997, he achieved recognition for his painting skills when he won joint First Prize in the prestigious Solomon Whitehead National Painting Competition, and had his first painting in watercolour published as part of the prize. Further recognition for his work came in 1998 when Stan entered one of his oil paintings into the world-famous Christie's Wildlife Auction which sold for four times the reserve. Stan has since won many prizes which have confirmed his position as one of England's leading painters with a gathering reputation.
He staged his first one-man exhibition in 1999 at Jane Powell's Art Gallery, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, where a wide selection of Stan's work was exhibited. In November 2000, a series of six paintings were selected by Buckingham Fine Art for publication as prints, and in April 2001 Rosenstiel's published four more paintings as open edition prints.
A visit to the timeless beautiful Italian city of Venice during the spring of 2001 captured Stan's imagination, and he has produced a large series of fine paintings in both oils and watercolours which capture the magical light quality and flavour of that city. Two of these canvases were successfully sold at the Christies 20th Century Art sale in November 2001
Stan Kaminski may be contacted via his website at
The Moseley School of Art Association is an association formed to:
- promote and maintain, through exhibitions, reunions and other means personal contact between all former pupils and staff members of the Moseley Secondary School of Art, Moseley Road, Birmingham 12 England
- promote the restoration and continued maintenance of the Moseley School of Art building, and
- to promote the activities of members who are active in any of the fields of art and the crafts, by means of publicity, sponsorship and procurement of artist materials at discount rates
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