Jack Radetsky was born in 1948. Educated at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he received numerous grants and fellowships including the Yale Fellowship in 1974 and 1975. In October 1978 he participated in the CAPS (Creative Artist Public Service Program) Exhibition. Radetsky is recognized as a forerunner of the new romantic realist movement. Radetsky emphasizes painterly techniques with magic and illusionary clarity. His windows are simultaneously interior and exterior and have a breathtakingly exquisite luminosity. Radetsky's paintings hum with urban sounds hushed by his breezy curtains and quiescent windows. These windows become screens where collected memorabilia create a symphony of objects - halos of shadows with an ethereal life of their own. Ghost - like, the are apparitions emitting auras of color, allowing objects to become suspended between illusion and memory.