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Todd Kosharek

Todd Kosharek received his BA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee focusing his attention on eighteenth to twentieth century painting. Through these studies, he learned various approaches to technique, color theory, composition, as well as the importance of art with in the fabric of society through out the ages. This understanding has been an important factor in his choice of subject matter.
Todd studies art history while painting full time in his home studio in Jackson, Wyoming, where he has lived since 2000.  He regularly takes portrait commissions and paints Wyoming landscapes.  In 2007 he started his series of paintings exploring the symbolic qualities of the origami paper crane for which he is best known.  The Origami Crane Series is an on-going collection of interior paintings exploring the Japanese prayer tradition of folding 1,000 cranes.  These paintings are contemplations on memory, place, and time.  He has also explored the concept of the origami crane as a universally accepted symbol of peace in his on-going “Project” series.  Todd has work in private and public collections through out the United States and in Paris, France.  His work is represented by Altamira Fine Art in Jackson, WY and Scottsdale, AZ.