Konrad at the Easel About the Artist

Konrad Hansalik was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and has always lived near an environment which provided him with the inspiration and subject matter for much of his art work. His oil paintings are individualistic in approach and naturalistic in style. While his subject matter is varied, he shows a preference for landscapes, cityscapes and waterfronts.

Konrad’s landscapes and cityscapes are inspired in part from his travels, and his figure paintings which may include portraiture are often components of those categories. His marine paintings show particular emphasis on the Long Island waterfront.

His woodcuts are representational and expressive. He draws inspiration from life and from themes ranging from literature to music. Each woodcut is individually hand rubbed and produced in numbered, limited editions. The size listed is that of the wood block, and not of the matted print

Konrad has shown his award winning oils and woodcuts in numerous national competitions and has participated in local and regional group shows on a regular basis since 1960. Between 1973 and 1980 he also mounted 25 one-man shows as a corollary to his teaching career, and for his own personal satisfaction in sharing his work with the public. He currently exhibits regularly in Salmagundi Club shows and his work has been included in AAPL exhibits since 1993.

He is a retired Art Teacher and Art Department Chairman and Coordinator with Massapequa Public Schools, Massapequa, NY. He studied at the New York Phoenix School of Design (1957-1958) and holds a B.S. Ed., 1954 and an M.S. Ed., 1960 from Hofstra College, Hempstead, NY. He also holds a Sixth Year Certificate of Advanced Study in Education with Specialization in the Field of Teachers of Art in Senior High Schools, 1966, from New York University, New York, NY and retains Permanent New York Certification as a Secondary School Principal and Supervisor of Secondary Education, 1968.

Konrad is President Emeritus of the American Artists Professional League, Inc., 1996-1999 and 2006-2009, and served on its Board of Directors for 16 years. He is a member of the Salmagundi Club and the AAPL and a former Elected Artist Member of the Academic Art Association and the American Society of Marine Artists.

Konrad may be contacted at kfhstudios@gmail.com or at (631) 277-0754.