and raised in Chicago Illinois, Larry Forgard's art interests
inspired him to study at The Art Institute of Chicago and The
American Academy of Art, leading to a career as a graphic designer
and art director working for a number of advertising and graphic
design studios in Chicago. His career in both studio and freelance
venues gave him the business and art knowledge which led to
his future love and opportunity to become a college instructor
at the prestigious Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota,
His teaching career included 26 years in the college program
plus continuing studies and workshops in North Carolina. Recently
after retiring from Ringling, more time has allowed him to continue
his exploration using new techniques and ideas in his paintings.
Larry has also juried many shows and captured top honors in
painting competitions. He has also given many lectures and television
interviews relating to his journey exploring the creative process.
Forgard has exhibited his work at Lincoln Center’s Cork
Gallery in New York City and his paintings have been represented
by galleries in cities throughout the U.S., including Chicago,
Atlanta, Louisville, Washington D.C., Boca Raton, Tampa, Palm
Beach, Captiva and Cincinnati. Others works are represented
in private collections across the country.
is currently represented by State of the Arts Gallery, Sarasota
FL and the Malton Gallery, Cincinnati OH.