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George Frederick Kocar, American artist. Recipient Gold medal for painting Metro Art Gallery, 1986, Jurors award Butler Institute Art, 1999. Member Northern Ohio Illustrator Society (board directors 2001, officer since 2001), Spaces, Cleveland Museum Art (Jurors award 1979), Cleveland Center Contemporary Art.

Background

Kocar, George Frederick was born on September 28, 1948 in Cleveland. Son of George Lewis and Elizabeth Kocar.

Education

Bachelor, Cleveland State University, 1977. Master of Fine Arts, Syracuse University, 1983.

Career

Artist Western Reserve Printing, Macedonia, Ohio, 1978-1980, Visacom, Willoughby, 1980-1982. Owner Kocar Advertising Art, Cleveland, 1981-1984. Artist American Greetings, Brooklyn, 1984—2002.

Owner Flying Banana Studio, Bay Village, since 1984. Instructor illustration University Akron, Ohio, since 2002. Instructor Ashland (Ohio) University, since 2003, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland, since 2003.

With United States Army, 1969-1972.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: Is That You Laughing, 1986, Cooking with Humor, 1992.

Membership

Member Northern Ohio Illustrator Society (board directors 2001, officer since 2001), Spaces, Cleveland Museum Art (Jurors award 1979), Cleveland Center Contemporary Art.

Connections

Married Bonnie Strunak, February 11, 1972 (divorced September 1972). Married Kathleen Louise Kocar, January 29, 1973. Children: Diana, Allison.

father:
George Lewis

mother:
Elizabeth Kocar

spouses:
Bonnie Strunak

Kathleen Louise Kocar

children:
Diana Kocar

Allison Kocar