Tim Gaydos

Tim Gaydos has been a master pastelist of the Pastel Society of America since 1987. He discovered pastel when giving classes in portraiture at the Montclair Museum, where he started teaching in 1976.

Gaydos’ father was a member of the Society of Illustrators, and a teacher at New York’s’ High School of Art and Design; his mother was a top artist for a greeting card publisher.

Gaydos studied with Angelo Ippolito at Berkeley, California, and with sculptor Marino Marini in Italy, before returning to the U.S. to take up freelance book jacket design and illustration. About 15 years ago he took the plunge to devote himself fulltime to fine art.