Thomas Torak

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Introduction Thomas Torak is a modern master painter working in the classical tradition. His paintings are known for their breadth and luminosity, rich color and lively brushwork. In the fall of 2008 he was hired as an instructor of portraiture and figure painting at the Art Students League of New York. His paintings have been recognized with the American Artists Professional League Medal of Honor and their Newington Award, the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor, the Allied Artists of America Silver Medal of Honor, the Academic Artists Gold Medal and their Honor Award for Oil, and the AAPL Frank C. Wright Medal of Honor. He is represented in the permanent collections of the Art Students League of New York and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, LA.