Still Life with Wine and Fruit

Still Life with Wine and Fruit

wayne ensrud

(American, b. 1934)

Wayne Ensrud's career began at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he met the 20th century master, Oskar Kokoschka. A life-long relationship with Kokoschka followed where Ensrud's fiery temperament found expression in his artistic creations. Kokoschka encouraged Ensrud's belief that art can create a condition that will give man a true sense of the moral, ethical and dignifying view of creation. Painting stirs emotions to create an experience for the viewer.

Known foremost as a painter, he has also held esteemed positions as the youngest Art Director of the Dept. of Motion Pictures and Television for the University of California; Executive Art Director of PBS-TV, New York City; Designer of Animation of man's first walk in space for the ABC-TV Gemini Space Program; and Creative Director for the award-winning film series, "The Computer and the Mind of Man" for I.B.M.