Fulfilling the Eye: Anthony Eterovich (1916 – 2011)
Opening Reception Thursday, November 21st, 5:30-8:00pm
Show Dates: 11/21 – 1/18/2020
Free and open to the public!
“The magic of Shakespeare with words, the thrill of Beethoven in music, is certainly a rewarding experience. But the human eye, being precious, demands another kind of fulfillment…” Anthony Eterovich.
This winter, the Artists Archives is pleased to present Fulfilling the Eye: Anthony Eterovich (1916 – 2011), a retrospective that not only rewards the gaze but traces the evolution of Eterovich over his eight-decade career. The exhibition features rare, early work from the 1930’s including charcoal studies of the artist’s classmates and children impacted by the Great Depression. Over 30 pieces highlight key moments in Eterovich’s creative journey, ranging from vibrant, abstract portraiture to photorealistic scenes of American life and magical realist paintings.
Eterovich’s long career was fundamentally linked to Cleveland. Born and raised in the city’s Tremont neighborhood, Eterovich won a scholarship to The Cleveland Institute of Art During his lifetime, Anthony Eterovich participated in more than one hundred and fifty exhibitions, including multiple May Shows at the Cleveland Museum of Art and other exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Canton Art Institute, the Massillon Museum of Art, Ohio University, and the Chautauqua Institute.
In addition to his technical mastery, Anthony Eterovich was known for the impact of his teaching on the local arts community. For more than forty years, he was an instructor for Cleveland Public Schools. Eterovich also instructed evening and weekend classes at the Cleveland Institute of Art for a remarkable 54 years. A few of Anthony’s notable students include Alice Crist, Angelo Stevens, Carl Stokes, Maxine Masterfield, Dorothy Winovich, Richard Bobby, Stuart Wooton, Wanda Ullman, Cathy Pavia, Tom Roese, Laura Ospanik, Andy Rokakis, Walter Ongaro, Nadine Miller, Steven Seward, Danny Pavia, and George Kozmon.
Fulfilling the Eye combines pieces from the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, ArtNEO, the estate of Anthony Eterovich, and consignments from Tregoning & Co., to create an unprecedented view of the artist’s life and work. The exhibition opens with a free reception on Thursday, November 21st, 5:30-8:00 which will feature remarks by his daughter, Karen Eterovich
For more information and a preview of work, visit www.artistsarchives.org!