Sunlight and Shadows
oil on canvas, 24 x 27
Stanley Laurence Reckless (Zbytniewski) 1892-1955. A painter and teacher, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 22, 1892. After settling on an art career, Stanley Zbytniewski adopted the name Reckless. He began his art training at the PAFA where he won the Cresson Traveling Scholarship (1915-16) for further study at Académie Julian in Paris. His art career was briefly interrupted while serving in WWI. Upon discharge, he worked in Pennsylvania until 1930 when he settled in Los Angeles. Initially, he taught at the Chouinard Art School and later served as director of the Art Center School.