George Karcich was born in Mali Losinj, a pristine island on the northern shores of the Adriatic Sea in Croatia.  He came to the United States when he was just 12 years old with his parents and sisters.  George graduated the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts and majored in Commercial Design Art, while also studying other Fine Art courses.  For over 40 years, he was a graphic designer and art director for various ad agencies and corporations in the New York Metropolitan area. George was influential in designing and promoting holographic design from its infancy for the industrial security market.  During those years, he always stayed true to his passion for watercolors by participating in local and regional art exhibitions through Fine Art organizations.  Though he resides in the US, George spends time in Mali Losinj, Croatia where he maintains one of his studios and exhibits his watercolors on his native island.  The natural beauty of this island and his surroundings never failed to captivate him.  Quaint villages, and bright, lively limestone shores splashed with blue shades of the sea have been his inspiration, regardless of where his easel is propped for the day.
   Currently, George dedicates his time to his watercolors and is a signature member of NJWS, along with other associate art societies. His artwork can be found in many private and corporate collections in the US and Europe.  He is a recipient of multiple awards from various juried Fine Art shows, as well as many international commercial art competitions.  Inspired mostly by John Singer Sargent's Venetian scenes, he always strives to paint a story with fewer, but meaningful, words. His minimal spontaneous brushstrokes deliver the deeper message.