Anthony Waichulis (1972- ) is a contemporary Trompe L’Oeil painter from Northeast Pennsylvania. Often celebrated by critics and collectors alike, Waichulis’ efforts have captured top honors in both domestic and international competitions and have been published in most major art publications including, but not limited to, The Artist’s Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, American Artist, American Art Review, American Art Collector, Art News, and Art-Talk. Currently represented by Denver’s Gallery 1261, Anthony’s exhibition record contains a number of well-respected venues including The Smithsonian Institute, The National Arts Club, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Arnot Art Museum, The John F. Peto Museum, Art Basel, The LA Art Show, The Orlando Museum of Art, and the Beijing World Art Museum. In January 2006, Anthony became the first Trompe L’oeil painter to be granted Living Master status with The Art Renewal Center.
“My painting efforts still remain as steadfast and focused today as they have when my journey began. I continue to teach and lecture privately, at academic institutions, and at various art associations throughout the country. My desire to learn and grow as an effective Representational Trompe L’oeil painter remains unfettered. I aspire to honor those I follow and strive to give benefit to those who may one day follow me.” -Anthony Waichulis
In 2010, Anthony’s highly successful Waichulis Studio caught the attention of a newly forming entity with aspirations for an educational effort on a global scale. This new entity, The Ani Art Academies, was the brainchild of Mr. Tim Reynolds, co-founder of a thriving Wall Street trading firm, passionate artist, patron of the arts, and founder of The Tim Reynolds Foundation. Tim’s vision was to create a non-profit effort that would provide an intensive multi-year art skills education to aspiring artists around the world.
In 2011, The Waichulis Studio merged with the Ani Art Academies project to form the domestic flagship of the Ani project, The Ani Art Academy Waichulis. Since then the Ani Art Academies project has seen the launch of five additional Academies —Ani Art Academy Anguilla, Dominicana, Thailand, America and the most recent–Sri Lanka.