Dick Kane was born in Rochester, New York where he still lives on the edge of Ellison Park
with his wife Rita. As a life-long resident in the most picturesque area of New York State, he is widely
known for his paintings of his primary subjects, Rochester and the Finger Lakes Region. The East
Coast, Southwest, Vermont and Europe have also provided Dick with inspiration in his travels to paint
his interpretations of those subjects. He is a longtime exhibitor at the annual Clothesline Show in
September at the Memorial Art Gallery
Dick is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology College of Fine and Applied Arts,
where his instructors included Ralph Avery, Alling M. Clements, Stanley H. Witmeyer and Jackie
O’Connell. He is greatly inspired by each of them.
Some of his commissioned works are highly visible as public art, particularly the three
hundred fifty square foot landscape mural, “A Community Landscape” at the Barnes and Noble
Bookstore in Pittsford, New York. He has also painted murals for the town of Chili, N.Y. in their town
Senior Center and created original artwork for Starbucks Coffee, with a Rochester theme.
Along with his own painting, Dick has always enjoyed teaching painting, and helping others to
progress in their own work. He was a faculty member for many years at the Creative Workshop, at the Memorial Art Gallery of The University of Rochester, teaching a variety of painting classes. Dick
has also led many classes for the Yates County Arts Council and Pat Rohrer Gallery in Canandaigua.
He is a member and a past president of the Rochester Art Club (The second oldest art society in the
United States), a Charter Member of Genesee Valley Plein Air Painters and a member of The Manhattan Art Group.
Dick Kane Award Winning paintings are included in many private home collections, business
collections, schools and Community Institutions.
Call Dick or Rita at (585) 244-6387 or Sue Kane Liquori at 737-8855 if you have any questions.