George Karcich is a graduate of Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts where he majored in Commercial Design Art and studied other Fine Art courses. His professional career spanned over 40 years as a graphic designer and art director for various ad agencies and corporations in the New York Metropolitan area. Throughout his career, he always stayed true to his passion for watercolors by participating in local and regional art exhibitions through Fine Art organizations.
Currently, George dedicates his time to his watercolors. He is a signature member of New Jersey Watercolor Society, and associates with other art societies. His artwork can be found in many private and corporate collections in the United States and Europe. He is a recipient of multiple awards from various juried fine art shows, as well as many international commercial art competitions. George was influential in designing and promoting holographic design in its infancy for the industrial security market.
George was born in Mali Losinj, a pristine island in Croatia's Adriatic Sea. The natural beauty of his surroundings never failed to captivate him. The quaint villages and bright, lively, limestone shores splashed with blue shades of the sea have been a cornerstone of his imagination, regardless of where his easel is propped for the day. Inspired mostly by John Singer Sargent's Venetian scenes, he always strives to paint a story with fewer, but meaningful, 'words'. His minimal and spontaneous brushstrokes deliver the deeper message. George resides in the US, but spends time in Croatia, where he maintains another studio and exhibits his watercolors on his native island of Losinj.