Theodore Jeremenko (American/Yugoslavian b. 1938)

Ted Jeremenko was born in Yugoslavia in 1938 but moved with his family to Philadelphia in 1950. A thwarted architect who was following a successful career in business, he began pursuing his life-long interests in both art and architecture in 1971, after a trip to East Hampton, New York. The architecture of eastern Long Island gave Jeremenko the inspiration to paint imaginary villagescapes that exist out of time and are removed from specific place.

Jeremenko’s style is informed by his interest in early American architecture as well as being influenced by the tradition of American folk art. His goal is to create images that have a dreamlike quality that celebrates the idealization of simple values yet has a haunting, lingering presence.

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