Alfred Skondovitch - Painter
1927 - 2011
Alfred Skondovitch was born in England to Russian Jewish immigrants. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, he studied with the German Expressionist Hans Hoffman in New York. He exhibited at prominent galleries, where his work hung side by side with that of Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Nell Blaine, and Milton Resnick. In the late 1950s, he visited friends in Alaska, where he fought forest fires and met his wife, Patti. They briefly returned to New York but decided to raise their family in Alaska. Alfred spent 60 years painting in Fairbanks.