James Grabowski, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, received his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1966 and, after serving as the University Art Department’s first graduate assistant, he earned his MFA there in 1968. After graduating Central, he taught art for several years and soon began accepting commissions of his painting and collages. For the last twenty years he has devoted himself exclusively to his art. He creates in his studio in Marlborough, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife and daughter.
In recent years Mr. Grabowski has received commissions for his abstract paintings from more than one hundred national and international corporations. His work has also been sought by non-profit organizations. In each of his large and dynamic paintings Mr. Grabowski seeks to reflect the values of his clients, to interpret their aspirations, and to enhance their working environments.
Although known primarily as a painter of expansive abstract canvases, filled with bold color and motion, Mr. Grabowski’s recent work also includes impressionistic landscape paintings that are quieter, often inspired by the Connecticut countryside and around his home.
Mr. Grabowski’s work can be found in many private and corporate collections both within the United States and around the world.