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Stephen 'Steve' Poleskie (born 1938 in Pringle, Pennsylvania) was an artist and writer. The son of a high school teacher, Poleskie graduated from Wilkes University in 1959 with a degree in Economics. A self-taught artist, Poleskie had his first one-person show at the Everhart Museum, Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1958, while still in college. These works were largely abstract expressionistic in nature.
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He began his career as an Abstract Expressionist painter in New York from 1961. From 1963-1968 he owned and operated Chiron Press, New York City's first fine-art screen-printing shop, where he worked with Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, and Alex Katz. He later turned to skywriting to create a hybrid work of drawing and performance, using customized biplanes to stage “Aerial Theater,” and eventually mostly ceasing to create studio-based art. After he stopped flying in 1998, he wrote novels, and, in 2004, he made and exhibited photographs.
Artist, Pilot, Painter, Performance Artist
Steve Poleskie, Stephen Poleskie, Stephen Francis Poleskie
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