Ken Vrana Artwww.ArtPal.com/kenvrana
Internationally-recognized fine artist, Ken Vrana, has been painting for over 57 years professionally. He studied with seminal artists like William DeKooning, Larry Rivers and Ashcan School artist, Valentine Arborgaste. In 1965 he was invited to participate in a special sculpture program at Syracuse University, and in 1966 he started school at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute. During the next few years, while pursuing a degree in Interior Design, he also studied with artists like Andy Warhol. Throughout his career, he has one numerous awards and had articles, as well as written for publications.
Over time he owned his own advertising agency in Atlanta and eventually made his way to Los Angeles and the film industry as a writer and producer.
Late in 2012 people began to compare his paintings to one of the most important artists of the last century, Lucian Freud.
Ken Vrana’s work are in the collections of many celebrities, politicians and social elite include Presidents Carter and Clinton, Sen. Edward Kennedy, racing drivers Mario and Michael Andretti, actors Henry Fonda, George C. Scott, Jack Lemmon, Rosemary Clooney, Steve Buscemi, Robert Hays and most recently Daniel Day-Lewis.