Theodore Czebotar

Milwaukee 1915 — 1996 Fishkill, New York

Czebotar divided his time between Madison and New York, where he burst onto the scene in 1936, thanks in part to the patronage of gallery owner and promoter of American Regionalism Maynard Walker. Czebotar’s work was widely shown in leading museums across the country. He resettled in New York City and eventually withdrew to the rural enclave of Fishkill, New York. Annually, he and his Dutch wife, artist Els Snappper, traveled across country to Washington State, camping and sketching. Back in his Fishkill studio, Czebotar turned the sketches into Surrealist imaginings of the dark and powerful coastline.