Richard Pietruska

Transportation Design


Richard Pietruska’s motor art exhibits the fluid motion of the automobile while simplifying the basic design lines of some of the most exotic vehicles of the past and present. As a member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS), Pietruska has won the prestigious Peter Helck Award for three years in a row and numerous Athena Awards of Excellence at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

He received both a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation Design and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Art from ArtCenter College of Design. He has been a professor at the College for more than 40 years and many of his former students are among the leading automotive designers in the United States, Europe and Asia.

With a background in various media from paint to tapestries, Pietruska’s work can be seen in many automotive magazines, private collections and museums around the world.


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