Eric Bossik is an accomplished artist who combines the vitality of the 21st century with the virtuosity of an 18th century master.
He has exhibited at the Albertson Peterson Gallery in Winter Park, Florida, the Coe Kerr and Master Eagle galleries in New York City, the Grand Armée Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, the Images Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida and the Linda White Gallery in Delray Beach, Florida.
Eric’s paintings and drawings have also been exhibited at the American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF) in West Palm Beach, the Society of Illustrators, the Salmagundi Art Club, the Art Director’s Club of New York, the Heckscher Museum, the Roslyn Fine Arts Museum, the Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, the Cornell Museum in Delray Beach, Florida and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County.
His work has won the Outstanding Pastel award in the Bold Brush Painting Competition, the HTAL award of excellence at the Heckscher Museum and a Grumbacher award for portraiture. Eric was a recipient of an AAPL Grand National Award for oil painting. His still life art was showcased in the Armory Art Center 20/20 juried exhibition in Palm Beach, Florida. Two of Eric’s oil paintings were exhibited at the Boca Raton Museum of Art’s 57th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition.
Military history paintings by Eric are featured on the covers of The Harper Encyclopedia of Military Biography and From Sea to Shining Sea, a military history of early America published by Harper Collins.
As a staff mural artist for Mode Works and Evergreene Studios, Eric has painted murals for numerous clients, including Planet Hollywood, as well as trompe l’oeil for the Beau Rivage casino in Mississippi.
Eric is a staff instructor at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida where he teaches drawing and oil painting. He is the owner of the Bossik Academy of Fine Art, a South Florida private art school where he teaches beginner and advanced art students the classical methods and techniques of the old masters.
Eric is the author of the instructional oil painting e-book, How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step-By-Step Guide. He is featured in the instructional art video, Underpainting Secrets for Artists based on his e-book.
He got his formal training at the School of Visual Arts, where he received a BFA. And he advanced his studies with John Frederick Murray, a fine artist whose instructional lineage can be traced back to the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and old master artist Jacques Louis David.
Eric paints commissioned portraits of adults, children and pets, as well as murals, trompe l’oeil, still life and figurative art.