Painting, Booth 732
Mr.Budovitch grew-up in the Maritime Provinces admiring the tradition of realistic, figurative art which set his artistic standard at an early age . Attending but subsequently leaving both Concordia and York University’s fine art programs, he earned a degree in Art History from McGill. Later he was accepted into the MFA program at the New York Academy of Art where he worked directly under recognized artists such as Eric Fishl and Vincent Desiderio the later acting as a mentor until graduation. While in New York he enrolled concurrently at the Art Student’s League studying under portraitist Nelson Shanks. Upon graduation from the Academy in 2002 Mr.Budovitch travelled to Norway and worked as an assistant in the studio of Odd Nerdrum. The senior artist’s technique and methodology remain a strong influence in his current production.