“Lighthouse Point” by Ted Jeremenko
Published: Beacon Fine Arts 1996
Type: Limited Edition Serigraph (silkscreen), signed and numbered
Image Size: 20" x 15”
Selling Price: $500
Description: Each edition included only 175 Regular Serigraphs or silkscreen prints on white Arches paper. Print has generous white border with artist signature and print number in margins. Print includes certificate of authenticity.
About the Artist: Ted Jeremenko is one of the masters of Americana in the art world today. His paintings transcend those of a purely primitive or naïve painter by creating for the viewer a sense of timelessness and serenity. His vision is one of harmony, in which nature and humanity are bonded by a spirit of coexistence and peacefulness, making a world perhaps not as it is, but certainly as we would like it to be. His frequent subject matter, including lighthouses, barns, cottages and village scenes reflect a passion for simplistic, elegant architecture that derives its strength from the environment around it.
From years of preserving houses on the coast of Long Island, he has developed and nurtured a sense of craftsmanship that is related in the details of his paintings, from the gentle curve on the top of a window frame, to the symmetry and stature of a beacon light in a distant lighthouse. Perhaps the most beautiful element in Mr. Jermenko’s work is his treatment of foliage. By using a full range of hues and complimentary colors, his trees, bushes and grass acquire depth with precision.
Ted Jermenko came from Yugoslavia to America when he was twelve, growing up in Philadelphia. In his mid-twenties, he moved to New York City, beginning a successful career in the computer and banking industries, but starting in any free time to paint. In the grand tradition of many important American artists he was completely self-taught. “I paint primarily for myself”, Ted says, “ but it is very gratifying to know that my artwork touches other people.” Following a tremendous reaction at the first exhibition of his work he decided to devote more of his energies to his painting. His artwork quickly gained a national audience, and its success allowed him to settle on Long Island, to dedicate his full attention to his paintings.