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Featured Artist

Here is the place to get an intimate look at an Artist from the Pottstown Area Artists Guild. Today’s featured artist is Mildred Sands Kratz.

Mildred Sands Kratz is a nationally renowned water color artist of the Great American Realist Tradition. A native of Pottstown in Chester County, PA, she co-founded the Pottstown Area Artists Guild. Though largely self taught, she studied abroad with Paul Burns in Greece and Portugal, and was deeply moved and inspired by the effects of time on the old stucco and ancient architecture. The winner of more than 100 awards, her works are studied and sought after to this day.

“I paint only what appeals to me and strive only to please myself. If by chance I reach an audience who sees what I have seen and feels what I have felt about a particular subject, then I have established a rapport with my viewer.” — Mildred Sands Kratz

The following is a retrospective of only a portion of her oeuvre. Prints and originals are available from the family at 717-330-0301. You can also visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MildredSandsKratzAWS.

(For the very small images, click on the image to see a larger version.)