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Michael Kapeluck

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Michael Kapeluck was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania He is a lifelong communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Carnegie, PA. Michael started his art training early at age nine at the academic art classes of the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh.
He studied in this program for six years at which point he graduated to the pre-college course of instruction at Carnegie Mellon University where he spent three years.
Upon graduation from high school he decided to continue his studies in art at Carnegie Mellon, where he was accepted in to the College of Fine Arts.
After four years of study Michael graduated with high honors and a Bachelors of Fine Art.
After several years of showing in area art galleries, Michael decided give up the world of secular art to devote his life to the study and creation of the sacred art of iconography.
He has been blessed to paint for churches and individuals for 34 years and with the help of the Holy Spirit, continues to enjoy the challenge of pushing his skills to greater levels.
He thanks the Lord for such a tremendous blessing to be able to have a sustained career in this sacred art form.
Michael now lives, paints and worships in his home town of Carnegie where he enjoys life with his wife Michele.

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