Painter, sculptor, printmaker, teacher and medical doctor. John Stritch has been all these things and much more in his 81 years. Stritch first picked up the paint brush and set aside his medical career during a two year spell in France, where he met Pablo Picasso and absorbed all that Europe had to offer. Upon returning to the United States he settled in the Berkshires where he has been creating often whimsical sculpture from found metal objects; his distinctive series of serigraphed posters for Tanglewood, the Josh Billings Run Aground, JacobŐs Pillow and other Berkshire institutions; and original paintings and prints. In addition he taught at the De Sisto School and others and has always been interested in reaching out to and working with young people.

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