Biography

Dick Kane was born in Rochester, New York, where he still lives with his wife, Rita, in the town of Brighton. As a life-long resident in the most picturesque area of New York State, he is widely known for his paintings of his primary subjects, Rochester, and the Finger Lakes Region. The East Coast, Southwest, Vermont, France, England and Ireland have also provided Dick with inspiration as he travels to paint his interpretations of those subjects.Dick is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology College of Fine and Applied Arts, where his instructors included Ralph Avery, Alling M. Clements, Stanley H. Witmeyer, and Sylvia Davis. He was greatly inspired by each of them.Some of his commission works are highly visible as public art, particularly the three hundred fifty square foot landscape mural, “A Community Landscape” at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Pittsford, New York. He has painted murals for the town of Chili, New York in their town Senior Center and created original artwork for Starbucks Coffee with a Rochester theme.Along with his own painting, Dick enjoys teaching painting, helping others to progress in their own work. He is a faculty member at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Creative Workshop, teaching a variety of painting classes. He is frequently invited to speak and demonstrate painting for area art associations and schools.

He is a member and past president of the Rochester Art Club (the second oldest art society in the United States), The Manhattan Art Group and Artists Breakfast Group.

Dick Kane’s paintings are included in many private and business collections.

If at anytime you wish to view his paintings, they may be seen at his home studio/gallery. Just call Dick or Rita at (585) 244-6387.

Home Studio/Gallery 755 Corwin Rd. Rochester, N.Y. 14610 (585) 244-6387