Millennium Magazine_5th Ed

45 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine Mr. Stasack taught art at the University of Hawaii from 1956 to 1988 when he was named professor emeritus. He has served as chairman of the art department and chairman of printmaking. Mr. Stasack’s visual arts career coincided with his period in Hawaii from 1956 to 1988, while affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in New York from 1964 to the 1980s. His second career then commenced, which was with his wife to record Hawaii’s rock art. The guiding light of Mr. Stasack’s career has been his greater interest in the spiritual world rather than the material world. He believes that unseen forces have manifested in the greatest artworks, and they then represent a primary of the definition of what art really is. Creatively, Mr. Stasack has been an author and co-author of various works, and has been featured in numerous group and solo art shows worldwide. Some of his global art endeavors include shows in the Philippines, China, Romania, Mexico, Argentina, Poland, England and Turkey. Mr. Stasack has prizes from museums and organizations such as the Society of American Graphic Artists, the Library of Congress, the Boston Printmakers, the Philadelphia Print Club, as well as the Crabtree Award from the Society of American Archaeology. His artwork has been acquired by 50 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Honolulu Museum of Art, among others. Mr. Stasack was a fellow of the MacDowell Colony, Hawaii State and U.S. Bicentennial Commission, the Tiffany Foundation, and was a grantee for the McInerny Foundation, Hawaii Community Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation. Mr. Stasack is a member of the Society of American Graphic Artists, the American Rock Art Research Association, the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology and the Sharlot Hall Museum. E dward Stasack’s first encounter with art was at the Chicago Art Institute at the age of 10. He was moved by paintings from Seurat, Hopper and Rembrandt, and since that moment he was captivated by fine art. He went on to receive a BFA in 1955 and an MFA in 1956, both from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. EDWARD STASACK ARTIST, PROFESSOR EMERITUS University of Hawaii Prescott, AZ ARTS, MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT