John Terelak (American, b. 1942) Faneuil Hall, 2016 oil on canvas, 29 1/2 x 35 1/4 in.
Contemporary impressionist John Terelak was born in Boston, Massachusetts and has flourished in the robust artistic community of Gloucester, MA for the last 50 years. Terelak began his studies at the Vesper George School of Fine Art, and went on to teach there, as well as founding his own school, the Gloucester Academy of Fine Arts. After years of teaching, Terelak devoted himself to painting full time and has since enjoyed a very successful career.
In this work, we see the bustling marketplace of the historic Boston landmark, Faneuil Hall. While Terelak finds inspiration for his work all around the world, his often returns to his roots in Boston, where he creates some of his strongest compositions. In all of Terelak’s paintings, you find his distinctively fresh application of paint with rich plays of color and light.
Terelak’s paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout the US, and have been included in exhibitions at The National Academy, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Springfield Museums, as well as The Butler Institute of American Art.