215 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, United States
Art Students League of New York
100 W Mosholu Pkwy S, Bronx, NY 10468, United States
DeWitt Clinton High School
209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010, United States
School of Visual Arts
2501 Stevens Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404, United States
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
30 Cooper Sq, New York, NY 10003, United States
Ithaca, New York 14850, United States
New Haven, CT 06520, United States
College Park, Maryland 20742, United States
University of Maryland
Initially, Krushenick studied at DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx. Later, during the period from 1948 to 1950, Nicholas attended Art Students League of New York. In 1950, he entered Hans Hofmann School of Fine Art, where he remained till 1951.
After military service during World War II, Nicholas Krushenick worked on the construction of the Major Deegan Expressway. In 1957, he and his brother, John Krushenick, established a framing shop, which quickly turned into an artists' cooperative, called Brata Gallery. The same year, he held his first solo exhibition at the Camino Gallery. Some time later, in 1962, Krushenick left Brata Gallery and started to exhibit his works around the world. Also, during the 1950's, the painter created collages of geometric figures.
By the early 1960's, Nicholas had solidified the geometric aspect of his work into simple abstract motifs, sometimes suggestive of landscapes and sometimes of billboards, whose shapes were outlined in heavy black lines. Although, similar to the paintings, based on cartoons, that Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol were making, Krushenick's paintings kept their distance from the images of commercial art.
During his lifetime, the painter held the post of a visiting artist at different educational institutions, including the School of Visual Arts in New York (1965), Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1967), Cooper Union (1967-1969), Cornell University (1970) and others. Also, since 1969 till 1979, he served as an art critic at Yale University. In 1977, Nicholas was appointed a teacher at the University of Maryland in College Park, a post he held till 1991.
Nicholas Krushenick held many solo exhibitions at different galleries, including Camino Gallery and Graham Gallery in New York, Galerie Müller in Stuttgart, Galerie Sonnabend in Paris and others. Also, he took part in numerous group exhibitions.