The American Society of Classical Realism



From left to right: Richard F. Lack, Metamorphosis of the Gods, 1969, oil on panel, 42 x 47 inches; Stephen Gjertson, Rachel Weeping for Her Children, 1991, oil on canvas, 65 x 36 inches; Richard F. Lack, Trio, 1977, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches, collection of the artist; Donald Koestner, Archway -- Early Afternoon, 1992, oil on canvas, 40 x 24 inches, collection of Kirk and Linda Richards.


From left to right: Richard W. Whitney, My Emily Rose, 1988, oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, whereabouts unknown, stolen in August, 1996; Allan R. Banks, Amidst the Roses, 1989, oil on canvas, 43 x 28 inches, Allan R. Banks, Male Nude, 1993, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches; Stephen Gjertson, Bedtime Story, 1994, oil on canvas, 31 x 27 inches, collection of Kraig and Rachel Lungstrom.

From left to right: Stephen Gjertson, Azaleas in an Oriental Painter, 1984, oil on canvas, 30 x 27 inches; collection of Christopher Hashioka; Steven Levin, Russian Girl, 1995 oil on canvas, 15 x 13 inches, collection of the artist, Michael Chelich, Monolith, 1996, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 inches, private collection; Stephen Gjertson, Peace Be Still, (detail) 1997, oil on canvas, 59 x 103 inches, collection of St. John's Lutheran Church, Mound, MN.


The ASCR, a nonprofit volunteer organization, publishes the Classical Realism Journal, which is published twice annually and is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of traditional representational art. The Journal features artist-written articles on the painter's craft, as well as articles by experts who work in related fields. Classical Realism and Classical Realist are registered names and cannot be used without the expressed written permission of The American Society of Classical Realism. The Society's offices are located at 1313 5th St. S.E., Suite 126D, Minneapolis, MN 55414, Tel: (612) 379-3908. Memberships in the Society are available to the public.

Millennium exhibition:

A Guild exhibition tour beginning in 2000 is available to American museums. .

Guild members available for the touring exhibition:

The art works shown here are representative of the quality and style of art to be included in the exhibitions. Actual paintings may vary due to prior sale and other factors. Between forty and sixty art works may be included in an individual exhibition.

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Re-published 7/28/99/ rev. 3/24/12

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