Tomas Lasansky, a painter in a family of artists, has spent the last eight years focused on the subject of Native Americans. Many of his large paint-on-paper works are portrait-style depictions of these native people.
“I have a passion for the American Indians,” Lasansky said. “I always have, ever since I was a child.”
Lasansky also works in print-making and some drawing, and is the youngest member in a family of well-known Midwest artisans.
“My father’s an artist. My brother’s an artist. My sister’s an artist,” he said. “Basically, I always knew what I wanted to do.”