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{ For The

Love

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Former Art Teacher Uses Different
Mediums to Share the Love of Art
StoRy by MaRk andeRSon | PhotoS by bRandon at well

door neighbor was a boxer, and
Rusovick learned to draw anatomy by watching how he moved
Proficient in many forms of art, Rusovick enjoys
and threw punches in the ring.
finding new and creative methods to paint the world
Rusovick originally went to
around him.
college for engineering, but after
As a former high school art teacher, Rusovick
taking an art class he was hooked
believed in focusing on what his students wanted to
again. He decided to pursue an art major instead, and
learn rather than simply teaching from a textbook.
after graduating, he found a job teaching art to high
"One of my methods of teaching was to explain an
school students.
objective of what they were doing in class, and I would
Throughout his life, Rusovick's works of art have
always demonstrate in front of (the class)," Rusovick
hung in galleries and collections around the country.
said. "(I wanted) to make it seem easy and possible that
He and his wife, Rosalie, previously lived in Minnesota
they could do it, too."
and Fort Lauderdale, and Rusovick finds inspiration in
With so many different art mediums and techniques
the subjects around him.
available to learn, Rusovick did
One particular piece in Rusovick's
not want to limit his students
I think the study
collection stands out to him - a watercolor
to one or two specific types of
of art is too vast to
painting of a steel mill. Rusovick's father
art. He taught himself a varirestrict yourself to
and uncles worked at the mill, and it is
ety of methods and shared that
one subject matter.
something he remembers vividly. The
newfound knowledge with his
That's why I do a
smoke and steam rising from the mill evoke
students.
variety
of
things.
the sights, smells and feelings of working in
"I had to learn all these difa hot, cramped mill on a cold winter day.
ferent media," Rusovick said.
- George Rusovick
"I taught printmaking, commercial art, drawing, painting
- I taught them all. I'm not a
specialist as a watercolorist or
an acrylic painter or a wildlife
painter. I think the study of art
is too vast to restrict yourself to
one subject matter. That's why
I do a variety of things."
Rusovick keeps many of
his art pieces at his Village of
Hillsborough home - some
on display, others in a room or
closet. A large paint-spattered
easel displays the amount of
work and passion Rusovick
puts into his art.
Growing up, Rusovick always
had an interest in art. His next-

When it comes to art, GeorGe rusovick
is a jack-of-all-trades.

A painting of the beach in Fort Lauderdale.
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