1949 - 2016
A native Californian, Ken Auster grew up with his feet deeply planted in the surfing culture. While studying illustration at California State University, Long Beach, he expressed his art through silkscreen and graphic design. In the mid 1990's Ken moved to a more serious art level, involving him with the immediacy of oil paints as opposed to the process-burdened medium of printmaking.
Auster was a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America, a founding signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and a signature member of the California Art Club. He consistently walked away with gold medals and first place awards at juried exhibits and his work is collected by patrons across America.
Ken Auster passed on January 29, 2016.