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Happy Birthday Anatole Krasnyansky – Park West Gallery Art Giveaway

 In Anatole Krasnyansky, Art Contests, Artist Birthdays, Artists & Special Collections

* This contest has now ended. The winner will be posted below, and thank you to all who entered!

Today we’re celebrating the 81st birthday of a most renowned Park West Gallery contemporary artist—Anatole Krasnyansky (b. 1930)—with a special one-day art giveaway! Here’s how you can enter…

Contest Rules and Prize Details

THE RULES/HOW TO ENTER

Did you know? Anatole Krasnyansky is distinguished for his work in two distinct styles—one depicts traditional European cityscapes and the other, more recently developed, focuses on surreal figural compositions. Traditional, contemporary or a juxtaposition of both—which style of Anatole Krasnyansky’s artwork do you prefer, and why?

  1. Simply post your answer to the question above in the comments below.
  2. Include your first name, last initial and email address in the comment form. Note: Emails will NOT be displayed publicly and will only be used to contact the winner. (Not familiar with Anatole Krasnyansky’s artwork, or need a little inspiration for your answer? Visit the Park West Gallery Anatole Krasnyansky microsite at www.parkwest-krasnyansky.com)
  3. EARN BONUS ENTRIES!* Earn additional entries by linking back to this contest page. Link to this page from your Facebook, Twitter, blog or other website and post a trackback link to it in the comment form below (so we can verify your link). You’ll get an extra entry for each link you post.

*Enter as many times as you’d like. Limit one prize per person.

THE PRIZE

One lucky winner will be chosen at random from all of the entries. The winner will receive “Officer’s Celebration #7″ by Anatole Krasnyansky (16 3/4” x 22 1/2,” unframed seriolithograph in color on paper, signed in the plate).

Anatole Krasnyansky, Officer's Celebration #7, Park West Gallery

“Officer’s Celebration #7” by Anatole Krasnyansky | Park West Gallery Collection

The name of the contest winner will be announced at The Official Blog of Park West Gallery on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, so bookmark this page and check back here to see if you’ve won! The winner will also be notified via email.

Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. U.S. residents only.

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, April 26, 2011 @ midnight EST.

Good Luck!


AND THE WINNER IS…

MARK O. | posted April 26, 2011 at 11:18 am

Congratulations!

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  • Stevie B.
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    I am inspired by both styles of Anatole’s work, but I believe the surreal figural compositions are my favorite. First and foremost, I absolutely adore the colors that he uses. Sometiems bright and vibrant, other times more dark-always perfect. The other aspect of the work that I love is the detail. Not only are there figures, but also usually musical instruments, and shapes within the picture. Everytime you look at it you might see something different and so it is always fun to keep coming back and looking at it again. I am huge FAN!!!

  • Jancie T.
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    We’ve bought a lot of art through Park West over the years, but it all started when we fell in love with Anatole Krasnyansky. We own art that represents all of his styles. It is hard to say which we like best, because there are so many that truly speak to us, and they span the styles. If we had to choose one style it would probably be the combination of the old world architectural work and the modern masks. Whatever he does, we have never been disappointed, nor is there anything we’ve seen that we would not be proud to display in our home. The big problem is that we need more walls.

  • James Billings
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    I have collected Krasnyansky for several years and still have a few pieces after losing several in a divorce. I like the juxtaposition of styles. His city scapes and comtemporary styles have always inspired the hope of others. One style for one phase of ones life, the other a new hope. Together these styles inspire my own thoughts of transition and boldness.

  • Matt B.
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    While I don’t own any pieces by Anatole, I have seen them many times through Park West. The use of bright colors and the depiction of each figure with shapes are very nice.

  • Kevin B
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    Though art lovers all our lives, our first Krasnyansky started our collection. We still feels his contemporary style and use of color is the essence of our taste. We love the work as well as the others we own dearly.

  • sue m rivers
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    I enjoy Anatole Krasnyansky’s imaginative art . Its always fun to see the Court Jestures in action . The colors He uses are vibrant and like a burst of sunshine on a Summer day .

  • Mark O.
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    I like both of his styles for different reasons, so I guess a work that incorporated both would be ideal! I actually saw one of these uncommon works a few weeks ago on board the Norwegian Pearl!

  • T. Steve Ivan
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    I enjoy the more recent surrealistic Kras a bit more than his earlier pieces, though I do have one of the juxtapositional pieces that is pretty intriguing. All in all, Happy Birthday to a wonderful and creative artist! Love his work….

  • Jan Green
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    While I love both of his styles, I’m prefer his “Old World” style — that is what initially drew me to his work.

  • David W
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    Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Anatole!

    One always treasures that special place in his/her heart for their “first!” And so it is that, as Ms. Eleanor Hight would say, I love Mr. Krasnyansky’s “…highly imaginative, harlequin-like figures floating in space.” It is these pieces of art that I first began collecting through Park West Galleries in 2000. It’s even fun to recall the 13 pieces of his work that adorn the walls of my home (including, as Ms. Hight would say, his more “…hazy architectural forms…”):

    1. Brass Quintet
    2. Cello Recital
    3. Embrace
    4. Forest Music
    5. Garden Music
    6. Guitar I
    7. Old Towers of Rostov Kremlin
    8. Pairs
    9. Song of Scaramouches (aluminum)
    10. Split Personna II
    11. To Be Or Not To Be (poster)
    12. Trumpet Reception
    13. Venice Yellow Sunset

  • Brenda Bancroft
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    I have to say that I like every style that Krasnyansky does. It depends on my mood as to which one I perfer. Sometimes when I am in a calm relaxed mood I perfer his traditional style and when I am in a fun or reflective mood contemporary or a juxtaposition of both.

  • Candace C.
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    I love the boldness of the surreal figural compositions. I have a piece similar to this one, and would love to add this one as well!

  • Missy L
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    I love his old style first. I love impressionism and his work just sings to me. I have so many of his pieces from Park West over the years because I just can’t say no. I do love when he actually does both types of art into one. I love seeing his old style with the new modern twist. It just gives it the ultimate look and all that it represents for himself moving to America, seeing Kiss for the first time and suddenly having a new form to paint it. His work is just amazing either way.

  • Jacqueline
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    Happy Birthday Anatole and many many more. I love your masks and the way you described that people hide behind the masks to be someone else instead of themselves because of the world and the only time people are themselves and take off their masks are when they are home in their own private world. Please continue painting your wonderful, colored, bold masked people. You truly have a gift of your own.

  • Missy L
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  • patsy b
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    WE LOVE HIS WORK AND HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS OF HIS. HIS WORK THAT COMBINES THE TWO STYLES ARE MY FAVORITE. THE COLORS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND THE PAPER HE USES IS WONDERFUL.i LOOK FRWARD TO MEETING HIM ONE DAY AT A GERY OR CRUISE AUCTION. hAPPY bIRTHDAY.

  • Mark Werth
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    I have admired Anatole’s work for years ever since seeing pieces on our first cruise about 5 years ago. I enjoy both styles and have one of his surreal compositions hanging on my living room wall.

  • Garry B
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    I love the juxtaposition of both styles as it embraces both of the artist’s styles and tells his story, from his early traditional work in Russia to his contemporary style developed in the freedom of the west.

  • David W
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  • Christine F. D.
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    I actually love the rare times when he combines the two styles with the architectural style in the background and the masks in the front. We were blessed to be able to purchase one a few years ago from Park West. We saw another one on a recent cruise. He is one of our favorite artists. We exposed my mother to his work as well and she purchased two of his architectural works of Prague. I love how he was inspired by his creation of the make-up for KISS. That makes it even more fun!

  • Luis P
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    I liked his old style originally but then I really liked when he began to combine the two. I found it to be an interesting mix of colors and theme

  • David B
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    First, Happy Birthday to a great artist! Now…which style? Let’s examine. I have two of his aluminum plates side by side – Rapture and San Gininiamo (Italy). Next let’s consider the two serigraphs in my office. One is the contemporary style filled with color and the other is a mixed – contemporary on top of traditional. Hmmmm…no clear winner. I still like them both!

  • Don D.
    Reply

    I love all his work. I’ve been a fan for many years… I especially like the traditional works.. The colors are fabulous…

  • Margaret W.
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    I prefer the surreal figural compositions, and totally agree with Stevie B.’s assessment.

  • Steve L.
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    I like his contemporary works the most, only because this is one of the paintings that got me and my wife hooked while on the cruise ship. Since then, his artwork has hung in our living room even as our collection has grown. His work has influenced us to also collect Agam, Gockel, Yankee and many others. Happy Birthday!

  • Jeanette D.
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    My favorite has to be Chambered Musicians.. why – it combines TWO of his styles…best of two worlds!

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  • Jamie P.
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    Anatole Krasnyansky is an amazing artist. I would like to think Park West for even introducing me to art in the degree that I have now come to love. I think his contemporary is the best for me since the use of colors flow as they do.

  • Ashley M.
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    I prefer the city scapes because they remind me of my travels. My husband, however, prefers the more modern works because of the colors used. In any case, we both enjoy the story of how and why his art changed! 🙂

  • Matthew B Willis
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    Krasnyansky, I beleive, is the best artist worldwide that will leave a major impression on the history of art. I am a major collecter of his and am up to 27 now. I love all three types of his work and collect them all. If I were to choose one though, I would say juxtaposition of both since you get to see and feel both of his wonderful views of the world with such amazing color!

  • Lynn R.
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    My husband and I have loved Anatole’s wrk ever since our first cruise! We have one of his “old style” works but haven’t been able to obtain one of the “new style” works. Since my husband is a musician we just love his paintings that have not only the masks, but the musical instruments in them as well. Happy Birthday, Anatole!!

  • DaQuetta
    Reply

    Happy birthday, Yeah I would love to win a work of art by Anatole Krasnyansky, yeah meeeeee:-)
    I like wine song (hint hint)

  • Dave B
    Reply

    A very Happy Birthday!! I can’t say I have ever see an artwork by Mr. Krassnyansky that someone wouldn’t want in their collection. I have several and would love to add this one to mine.

  • Virgie Pedroza
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    I prefer his “Old World” style the best.

  • Lisa S.
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    I prefer his city scapes because I am more of a traditionalist and prefer art other than contemporary, however, when an artist has very colorful and powerful art, it appeals to me as it touches something within my sole. It would add to my eclectic collection of artwork I currently have and love to enjoy every day.

  • Dave N.
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    Purchased an older work depicting Venice on one of my early cruises before Park West opened my eyes to he wonderful world of art. I now appreciate the new works as my education continues with each cruise.

  • sandra Burchett
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    I love them both! I probably prefer his cityscapes, just because I love the bright colors which make the cities seem like a fairy land! But I also appreciate his contemporary as well. I own a cityscape, but mother, sister, and brother each own a contemporary. What I love about his work is, where ever you hang it, it simply makes the room!

  • Dan Harding
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    I like looking at eh classic style, but I prefer hanging the new style in the house. It goes better with my other art. Have a new Gockel and waiting on my Marcus Glenn, so a new style would complete the modern masters collection.

  • Pierre Poitras
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    Both styles are so different that it is difficult to choose.
    From my point of view, I think I prefer the traditional style.
    Happy Birthday, Mr Krasnyansky!

  • Scott Z/
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    I prefer Krasnyansky’s more recent surrealist pieces. His use of bold color, combined with free flowing forms are both original, and captivating. His strict linework and controlled borders overlayed on a “crinkle” backround lend textural contrast and subtle conflict to the eye.

    I also enjoy the story of his coming to this country and attending a KISS concert, giving him his vision for the masks that we all “hide” behind, that are the subject matter for his recent compositions!

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  • sarah k
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    I own both contemporary and traditional pieces, but prefer the combination of both. I like the calmness of his cityscapes and the pop of colors in his contemporary pieces. He does a wonderful job of combining the two styles and I would love to one day own a piece like that to tie the two styles together in my home.

  • Joseph DeWeese
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    In most cases I prefer the traditional over the newer harlequin works. However, when I saw “Celebration” and “Purple and Pink Overlooking the City” I was most impressed by his merging of the two styles. The combination of the traditional Russian architectural themes with the harlequin faces makes the standard cityscape more colorful and uniquely Kraz.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Sabrina M
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    I like both styles of Anatole’s work equally and would love to have one of his pieces in my collection! Happy Birthday Anatole!

  • Jennifer krohn
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    This is truly a day of celebration because it honors the day you were brought into the world. Your skill at putting colors on canvas made me a lover of your work, so much so that I saw to setting up your paintings at all the Park West auctions in the Ohio-Kentucky region for over five years. May you enjoy life as much as you have given joy to the world through your works!

  • Trish
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    We have a Krasnyansky surrealist figural compostion and a hand-hammered metal relief of the same style. I prefer the metal relief because it isn’t bound by a specific color theme, but intead invoke the viewers imagination; it allows the viewer to participate in the art.

  • Wayne Jentis
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    I love the duality of Anoatole Krasnyansky’s work and would be hard pressed to choose one over the other. Both present imagination and color so uniquely yet one speaks to my more serious side with beatiful structually and architechturally sound historical and foreign reference, while the other serves to guide my thoughts to more needed playful frolic. So I truly enjoy them both for different reasons and each identifies with my different moods. When I am feeling serious and want to let my mind bend just a bit from its typical rigid mold, I tend to gravitate toward the cityscapes. But when my mind is more in need of pure fantasy or when I want to be reminded of the special meaning loved ones have placed on his harlequin-like images, I am drawn to the later works. The “floating” nature of those works also provides me with a peaceful connection that deceased loved ones are always floating about my presence trying to provide a jovial lighter state of mind.

  • Sharyl Alpert
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    We now have 3 of his pieces hanging in our new home and love them. Would love to have another!

  • James Schlanser
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    Happy Birthday Anatole. I will never forget having dinner with you and your wife and daughter at the Beverly Wilshire.
    Jim Schlanser

  • Beth E.
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    Just bought my first piece entitled “Two Masks” on my wedding cruise in December. I absolutely fell in love with his work. The piece I purchased reminded me of my husband and I looking into each other’s eyes.

  • Bruno M
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    I’ve been in love with Anatole’s work since I first saw it on my first cruise with my wife in 2003. I love his conteporary work. It brings such joy to me whenever I look at it. I have several of his works. I love the colors he uses. They make any room light up, and you can’t help but smile when you see those jesters having a good time

  • Rose Rose
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    Although I have both styles of Anatole’s work, I prefer his later work, after seeing his first concert. Why? I think that it is just a hoot how ones perception can so change after a certain experience. Happy Birthday, Big Guy!

  • Jerry L
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    I like the contemporary style. It is just plain cool! I have always found it interesting, that he has two styles. Both are excellent but I happen to perfer the modern. My mom is 80 and her parents were from Russia!

  • Monica M
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    My husband loves Anatole Krasnynasky’s work. He has several of his works and is always on the lookout for anything new. Frankly, if it were up to my husband, we would need a bigger house for all the art he would love to hang.

  • Bryan Booth
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    I love like both of his styles, however my fav is the the contemporary, the imagination that he has and the colors seems to be more vibrant, with the contemporary.

    Happy Birthday

  • Chris Morrison
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    Anatole’s work is all fantastic, and though I haven’t yet had the opportunity to acquire a piece of his work, I look for them at every auction I attend. His traditional architecture work is so beautiful and meaningful as he takes a simple scenery view and turns it into a vision of awe. That said, my true love of his work is the newer contemporary style that he uses. It has a grandeur that is absolutely mesmerizing. I’m blown away every time I see one of his pieces, and when he blends his styles it’s such a subtle addition to an already wonderful style. Krasnyansky is so unique in every style he uses.

  • Dianne E.
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    I love both styles, but really like the pieces where Krasnyansky combines both the surreal and the architectural styles. The juxtaposition of the two styles really captures Krasnyansky’s diversity and character.

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  • Julie K.
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    Anatole’s works are magnificent! Both styles are wonderful. I recently purchased a work with both styles in it. I do like the traditional style best, but really like them both. Happy Birthday Antole!

  • debby
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    i own both styles. one of each hangs in my office and keeps me smiling even on the toughest days.

  • Michael Kidde
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    I particularly like the jester style as exemplified by the example above especially the unbordered highlight around the main figure. I am always finding new images of the multifacets of the jesters themselves.

  • Victor Baker
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    Anatole Krasnyansky does Amazing work, I enjoy looking at his art. Always brings a smile to my face each time I see a piece done by him. Traditional, Contemporary or great, but I love Juxtaposition style. Always takes me back to a image in my head of the story of him seeing KISS, the rock band for the first time. If only I could express in words how I truly feel about Krasnyansky’s art. Like in the way Morris Shapiro expresses his love for Art in General. Then you would have a clear understanding of what his art means and does to me. Would love to win a free piece. THAT WOULD MAKE MY DAY! My fingers are crossed like his lines are in his art………….

  • Linda D.
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    I love it all. Although I usually lean toward more traditional work, I love the vibrancy of Krasnyansky’s contemporary work. Needless to say, I am collecting both styles.

  • Ana Yang
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    I recently bought 9 art pieces from Park West Gallery in a cruise line, I cant begin to describe the many many compliments we’ve received when people come to our home, and we are so happy with their professionalism, the care they take to ship the pieces and the excellent customer service this company have, so definitely we will keep buying from them and only from them when we decide to increase our art collection. Now for the question I personally love the city landscapes, I simply love them, they are so truth and the full of color, I simply love them, but I will love to have at home one piece of the surreal collection, so we love both stiles

  • Luis L.
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    I like the juxtaposition of the art by him.

  • James M
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    I enjoy his traditional pieces. I have several hanging on my walls. I fell for his traditional pieces because of a movie I saw as a kid about the Cosacks staring Tony Curtis as the younger brother along with Yul Brunner as the father. His works reminded me of the ancient slavic city portrayed in that movie.. I can picture Tony Curtis sneaking out of school along the roof tops of the buildings to meet his love. Anatole Krasnyansky’s traditional works truly captured the buildings of that era.

  • Clayton G
    Reply

    I like both, my wife and I have three of the newer style, but I bought one of the older style on my own. I think the older style evokes a certain mood that is very touching.

  • Cynthia H
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    I have one of the traditional pieces of a European town which I love. I love his new work also because of the color and brightness they bring. I appreciate the fact that Anatole has been able to change his style to two completely different styles and makes me appreciate his work even more.

    Happy Birthday Anatole!

  • Patt Simon
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    Although I enjoy both of his styles, it was the Cityscapes the first brought him to my attention, I absolutely LOVE the surreal works and have purchased several of the over the past 3 years. Each of the pieces that I own make me feel good and each for a different reason. I can’t help but think about the story of the album cover that he was commissioned to do and the nightmares he experienced following his attendance at Kiss’s concert with the result being the “white face” in each of his surreal pieces. I just love his work.

  • Marie H
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    I like his cityscapes.

  • Rosemary G
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    I enjoy his surreal art. I have one of his pieces in my bedroom. The wonderful vibrant colors cheer the room up . It is quadurpal matted, picking up some of the lovely colors and looks spectacular. No matter how many times I look at it I always feel like I see something new and different. I feel like this is the art he was ment to do and once the restrictions were off he went for it and does it brilliantly.

  • Scott W.
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    I love his contemporary pieces. They are so thought provoking.

  • Nerissa H
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    I prefer the Jesters. They are super colorful and fun.

  • Patrick Manning
    Reply

    I have a greater love for the Traditional landscapes and now that the new works have the more vibrant colors it is even more fantastic. We have many pieces of art from all kinds of artists from Park West Gallery but don’t have a Krasnyansky yet. Now that I saw the new landscapes we are going shopping.

  • Ronnie C
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    I appreciate the abstract forms, but I prefer the traditional cityscapes.

  • Michele
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    I have all 3 of his styles, but it’s the contemporary that I like the most. My office has at least 1 on each wall. LOVE his work !

    • Mary Onak
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      Happy Birthday Mr. Kras!!! I love your artwork. Been collecting since …well, let’s say a long time! I love your old work much better and own many. I do have one of the new works tho. The old works put me in a place I have never been before. I simply smile when I look at your art. Thanks for the smiles and all the wonderful places I have never been to. Have a wonderful and memorable birthday!

  • Joyce Fister Daley
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    He makes my heart sing!

  • cindi w
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    happy birthday anatole, i have collected a few of your pieces and enjoy them all .but the traditional ones are my favorites , the colors as always are simply wonderful .enjoy your 81st birthday .

  • Steven Eskridge
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    Happy Birthday to you sir. I really enjoy both styles and aspects of his artwork. They detail and colors in both styles is really draws me to his works. It seems no matter which style he does they are very eye catching and can be the focal point of any room or any conversation. They would be a really fine addition to anyones collection.

  • duane w
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    Happy birthday Anatole
    I love your old style because I’ve never been to europe but I feel I’ve vacationed there from your paintings.The ‘new’ style has opened my mind up – the way you must picture things. Thanks for expanding the way I appreciate art. My wife and I have one piece and are looking foward to aquiring another to balance the wall!!!

  • Crystal e.
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    I enjoy all of his work! I would have to say the mix is my favorite though. The contemporary designs paired with the beautiful architecture and the amazing colors just makes me smile! it is hard to pick a preference they are all equally beautiful. I am happy to have a couple of each to view! Thanks to the Park West Gallery for helping make it happen!

  • Cassandra
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    I love the contemporary styles and the capture of the cities different looks.

  • MAry Ellen Vanaken
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    I love all of his works. Especially like the Jesters

  • duane w
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    Happy birthday Anatole,
    thoroughly enjoy your work. The old brings me to europe without visiting.The surrealist approach has broaden my hindsight to what art is. We own one piece and plan another edition to compliment the first.

  • Denise R.
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    Hope your Birthday is as enjoyable as the joy your art work brings to me. I have several of each style displayed in the house which brings interesting conversations. I can’t wait to buy Krasnyansky book of all his WONDERFUL accomplishments due late 2011

  • Stephen Cohen
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    His work is memorable in all styles, but I prefer the contemporary. I have several of his works, including one that was done in relief on pewter.

  • Stephen Cohen
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    His style is memorable in each type, butI prefer the contemporary. I own several of his works, including a comtemporary one that was etched on pewter.

  • janet muggy
    Reply

    Bill and I love his work and are daily thankful to psg for teaching us about his art and exposing us to other great artists as well. We own several and are partial to his earlier work. That prize piece would indeed be a prize for our collection!!

  • Gary Kiddney
    Reply

    Been a while since we have acquired any art from Park West. This would be special! Happy 81st Anatole!

  • Paul Stinson
    Reply

    Great artist! Viva Anatole!

  • Karen R
    Reply

    Happy Birthday! Anatole Krasnyansky
    I love both styles. But my favorite I guess then would be the juxtaposition of both in one. You get the best of both! 🙂

  • cindy swistak
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    We have collected many artists over the years with park west…Peter Max, Dominick Pangborn,Shan Merry, Lucelle Raad,Leslie Liu, and many others……..I admire Anatole Krasnyansky…after learning why he had to switch art styles. I learned this at a Park West auction! He painted the beautiful buildings while in Russia but they prevented him from painting his colorful paintings….so he had to move to the US……I love the buildinds, but love even more…the colorful art he has expressed in the US……..I would love to own either one! Happy Birthday!

  • Beth Z.
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    Happy Birthday Anatole! Your art is wonderful. We have 4 pieces of yours of the figural composition which is the choice of my husband. I really prefer your cityscapes and hope to acquire one in the future! I love your work! It truly brightens the walls of our humble house!

    • Beth Z.
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      Sorry I thought the first one didn’t go through! Oopps! 😛

  • Javier R
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    I like both of his styles, as a matter of fact, we have five of his art works in our collection. Personally, I feel more connection with his contemporary style. Love the vibrant colors and the connection that I get to the artist’s soul through his work. It is a strong connection withing the artist and his interpretation of his surroundings.

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  • Daisy M
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    Happy Birthday to Mr. Krasnyansky!
    While I admire and appreciate all of his work, I’m really drawn to his surreal figural compositions. His figurative work is both intriguing and moving.
    – Best regards!

  • Beth Z.
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    Happy Birthday Anatole! We love your artwork!! We have 4 of your pieces that are the figural type which is the preference of my husband! I prefer the cityscapes and would love to get one on my next cruise with Park West!! Thank you for brightening the walls of our humble home!

  • Hyon F
    Reply

    Happy Birthday Mr. Anatole Krasnyansky!!! God Bless you!!!
    I love his traditional works the most. His color use is absolutely masterful and I feel his emotion through his buildings and landscapes. But I do love his contemporary abstract as well. Respectfully, Hyon

  • Colleen F
    Reply

    I love BOTH styles. I have one hanging in my stairwell that Ienjoy each time I go up/down the stairs. THANK YOU ANATOLE for such wonderful work. Like others I’ve run out of wall space!

  • Richard M.
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    I like both styles of Anatole Krasnyansky’s work. I just returned from my 25th cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines. I have attended every auction on each of my cruises. The last cruise had 4 auctions, but most have only 2 auctions per cruise. I have been to more than 50 Park West auctions, and have purchased so many pieces of art that I have approximately 20 pieces more than I have wall space wall space for. We rotate our art work to keep it fresh at all times. On our most recent cruise (April 9th on the Freedom) I purchased two works of art and can not wait until they arrive. Getting back to Anatole Krasnyansky’s work, I have many pieces of his work (in both styles) hanging in my den right now. I am sure I can make room for the one I am going to win tomorrow.

  • Richard M.
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    I like both styles of Anatole Krasnyansky’s work. I just returned from my 25th cruise on Carnival Cruise Lines. I have attended every auction on each of my cruises. The last cruise had 4 auctions, but most have only 2 auctions per cruise. I have been to more than 50 Park West auctions, and have purchased so many pieces of art that I have approximately 20 pieces more than I have wall space for. We rotate our art work to keep it fresh at all times. On our most recent cruise (April 9th on the Freedom) I purchased two works of art and can not wait until they arrive. Getting back to Anatole Krasnyansky’s work, I have many pieces of his work (in both styles) hanging in my den right now. I am sure I can make room for the one I am going to win tomorrow. Thanks!

  • Hyon F
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    I love both of His styles. Thank you, Anatole for creating wonderful world of your art in exciting, fun, happy colors. Makes me smile when I see your paintings.

  • Deborah Schmidt
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    I personally consider Anatole Krasnyansky’s “trademark” style his abstract figure compositions. I love the way they are so bold and graphically intense, while simultaneously having a soft, flowing quality. I am particularly fond of his use of color, the higher the contrast, the better! He’s a wonderful artist, happy birthday and many more Anatole!

  • Connie B.
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    Happy birthday, Anatole! Bless your heart. I admire your passion for the art and prefer your pieces with the contemporary style. Those that have features and characters that are juxtaposed are also very interesting. I wish you many more happy memories to come. Congratulations on your success.

  • Keri Chandler
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    I really like both of Anatole’s styles, but my favorite is the few pieces were he uses both styles! I have only seen a few this way but really enjoy the diversity it brings to the piece to show the traditional and contemporary styles together.

  • Christifer D.
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    My personal favorite are the traditional cityscapes that Anatole Krasnyansky depicts in his art. The colors and emense amounts of detail make his painting very unique and I have seen nothing like it from any other artist. I feel that the way everything fits together really makes his paintings o e of a kind! I currently own one of Anotole’s prints called “the streets of old Prague” it is my favorite out of all the works that I currently own. Happy birthday Anatole Krasnyansky!!!

  • Christopher C
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    My wife and I were exposed to Krasnyansky while cruising on Royal Caribbean at their art show put on by Park West Gallery. I like all of Krasnyansky’s works, but I really enjoy the Russian and European landscapes of the small towns and villages.

  • Craig Granger
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    I like the juxtaposition style along with his new style.

  • Denise W
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    I enjoy his artwork and would absolutely love to win a piece of his work!

    Happy birthday Anatole!!!

  • deenagrove
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    Happy Birthday. What a great give away. I love Anatole’s work. I first discovered the artist on a cruise and have been in love ever since.

  • Joel Geddis
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    i am a fan of it all but in particular I adore how he is able to bring the characters to life with the use of the intense colours!
    keep up the majic!
    joel

  • Jeff Jefferton
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    Not many real profile pictures. Are they randomly assigned?

  • Steve G
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    I actually like both and old and the new styles. I love his more traditional works but am amazed at his transformation. The Kiss concert he went to must have been wild and how this effected such a classically trained individual is incredible.

    Happy Birthday!

  • Laurie M.
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    I actually already have this work, hanging in my guest room flanked by two of the cityscape pieces. On the opposite wall, I have two smaller contemporary pieces. My preference is the traditional style; I love that by painting what he was “told” he was still able to create so much beauty and make such a powerful statement with the missing feet, etc. My husband, however, prefers the contemporary style. He loves the color and the shapes and finds the style to be so uplifting. I suppose Krasnyansky’s art on our wall is a great representation of our marriage, so different, but so perfectly blended!

  • Dorothy A
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    I have a few of his works and would love to have another.. I love both

  • todd h
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    love both styles we own 5 pieces love to show them off. the great colors have brought out colors in other art we never saw

  • Patrick R.
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    I have always liked the new style of Anatole`s work.The works are more colorful and have a musical insperational quality.The old city scapes were in my opinion a little bit dull.We bought one of his originals(Harlequin #11) on rice paper on our last cruise.I had been trying to convience my wife to buy his work for five years.She saw this and loved it,I really enjoy it also.Have a wonderful Birthday and many more to come Mr.Krasnyansky.

  • Anna Waldman
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    I am pleased to say that I have 3 pieces in all three styles. They bring lots of wonderful comments from friends and relatives to come into my home. I feel so fortunate to have been to the wonderful art actions on 2 cruises. Love all the history and information and now send out all the gallery newsletters to several cousins and friends. Thank you Park West for having some of the best artists in today’s world of art.

  • Mona
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    Wishing you a fabulous birthday!! What a blessing to live a long life doing something you obviously love! My favorites works are the more colorful cityscapes. As a side note we are overdue for an auction…this summer will be a year.

  • Scott G
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    I like the contemporary works. The colors and shapes make me think of when I was a child and tried to imagine shapes in the clouds. The colors were an art project I did in school.

  • Mary McD
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    I love his traditional work, and would love to see more of his juxtaposed work on display! I have a scene of a wintry Russian scene hanging in my office next to my desk…

  • Michael Tsen
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    It has to be Traditional. It reminds me of Tetris and Soviet Union style of work which is rare now these days.

  • Darrell S.
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    Definitley love the contemporary best!

  • Samantha P.
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    Contemporary is my favorite. There is so much to look at and the colors are always amazing.

  • Victor Baker
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    While celebrating the 81st birthday, I think the first 81 people should all win the prize……………………

  • beverley abbey
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    Happy birthday Anatole and thankyou to Park West Galleries for their wonderful auctions! I prefer the European citiscapes. Thankyou

  • Sherry N
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    First off HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANATOLE. I love all of your work. I have purchased 4 pieces. I had the honor of meeting Anatole and his wife on one of the cruises and loved hearing him talk about his art.

  • Larry Wilke
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    Anatole is a master. His second style is most appealing to me. The masks, we all wear them. Brilliant.

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  • gilsan
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    I am inspired by both styles of Anatole’s work, but I believe the surreal figural compositions are my favorite. Visit this:
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  • Jackie Whitehead
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    Although late…and not able to win a prize…I still wish to say Happy Birthday to Anatole. Also, I will list two pieces of his art I like best…
    Tranquil Conversation #2
    Regal Arrival #4
    …these are my favorite among his traditional styles…but, I also like the “Prague” town art…which is not his typical.

    jackie

  • Paula Jones
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    I have 1 of each style and cannot decide which I prefer, it is alma matter of where I will use them. His use of color is wonderful but I love cities. I have Icy Reflection and Missing love them both.

  • J Irvine
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    The jesters as I just bought “Play That Horn” from you guy,s

  • Anka I
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    Love the surrealism. We have three; Trumpet conversation, Accordion conversation and Orchestra with Arches. What I love the most is clean sharp lines and vibrent collors they always chear me up. Krasnyansy has such vivid imagination, I just love it.

  • Anka I
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    Happy Birthday Anatole, and many more.

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