Artwork / 2004 / Ella Jaroszewicz

painted portrait of Ella Jaroszewicz
Gwenn Seemel
Ella Jaroszewicz
acrylic on canvas
19 x 18 inches

Of all the art teachers I’ve ever had, Ella stands out and not only because she taught me to mime instead of teaching me to paint or draw like all the others. Ella showed me what observation can mean and made me believe in the power of juxtaposition. It’s why she’s thanked at the end of this book. A close second to Ella is Hess, sculptor and giant. To learn more about Ella and what she does, go to