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.