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Buchanan Museum Exhibits Prominent Figurative Expressionist Artist David J. Padworny


The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art opens Front Street Exhibit featuring the Figurative Expressionist Art of David J. Padworny.


The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of its summer Front Street Exhibit featuring several works created by figurative expressionist artist David J. Padworny. The Front Street Exhibit is the Buchanan Museum’s most widely viewed installation, with several thousand daily viewers.

David Padworny was born in Norristown Pennsylvania in 1976, where he studied and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Mr. Padworny currently lives and works as a professional artist, with his primary studio being located in Baltimore, Maryland.

Often working in a very thick impasto style as a component of a very distinct signature style, Padworny works are wide ranging in terms of execution, as well as subject matter and medium, with works widely distributed in galleries and private collections worldwide.

With a realistic likeness rarely being a primary artist objective, Padworny’s subject matter initially appears to be static in nature, featuring minor distortions of figure and forms. However, upon closer examination of the Padworny oeuvre, the viewer soon discovers that the resultant subject matter primarily serves as a catalyst to an underlying message, often evoking strong viewer responses.

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About the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art

Recognized as Southwestern Michigan’s largest public art museum, the Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is focused exclusively on the conservation, preservation and exhibition of historic works of American and European art. Underwritten by private investment and the volunteer efforts of Southwestern Michigan citizens, the Buchanan Museum Collection is housed in the nationally recognized Collins & Weaver Opera House (circa 1867).

Historically, the Buchanan “Opera House” served as a cultural center to Southwestern Michigan, with music, theatre, lectures, political caucuses, socials and graduations held on premises. Notably, this historic site also served the first motion picture showings held in the early 20th Century. The Buchanan Museum of Fine Art is proud to continue this heritage, with ongoing contributions to the preservation, restoration and exhibition of historic works of fine art.

The Buchanan Museum is open to the General Public and admission is free of charge.


Jeffrey Antisdel
Managing Director
Buchanan Museum of Fine Art
104 Front Street
Buchanan, Michigan 49107


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