Joseph Skarzynski

I am a retired physician from New York City who moved to Fort Lauderdale seven years ago. I have always had an interest in art from my younger day in the 6th grade when I did dioramas or the school and painted horses incessantly. I continued art classes in high school and then in college. In college I learned to paint with acrylics and egg tempera. Michelangelo used egg tempera and as my hero I thought that I would follow his technique. During my medical training years, I had a hiatus from art because I spent my hours learning the art of medicine. Once employed in the New York City Health System as a chief medical officer I needed an outlet and pursued my love once again. The 92 street Y was only a block from my apartment and offered me several art courses in drawing and painting and subsequently my favorite media collage. I had one exhibition of my collages at a restaurant in NYC where I proudly displayed, sold and gave away these works. 

Since moving here to Florida I started another part time career in Medicine and with the pandemic everything changed. Staying home I brought out my paints and old magazines and had a go at my hobby once again. I look forward to working with and learning from the artists in the Fort Lauderdale community. 




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I am still learning.” ~ Michelangelo

Joseph Skarzynski - artist
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