About Don Tywoniw
pronounced: uh bowt Dahn Tuh-wa'-nuh

Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Basil Wolverton
Boris Artzybasheff
Ralph Steadman
Gerald Scarfe
M.C. Escher
R. Crumb
Don Martin
Prairie Prince
Max Fleisher
Tex Avery
Chuck Jones
Walt Disney
Salvador Dali
René Magritte
Albrecht Dürer
Lucas Samaras
Yves Tanguy
Alan E. Cober


David Aronson
Ed Callow
R.S. Connett
Michael LaBash
Mike May
Martin Mayo
Ken Tywoniw

medium I use: pen & ink, colored pencils, airbrush, paint
(occasionally all at the same time!)
car I drive: Jeep
music I hear: XTC, Gentle Giant, Laurie Anderson, Pere Ubu, Cake, King Crimson, PFM, Oingo Boingo, Bare Naked Ladies, Tubes, They Might Be Giants, Bosstones, Carla Kihlstedt, James Brown, Primus, David Bowie, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Happy the Man, Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Captain Beefheart, Beatles, Weezer, Spoon, Fred Frith, Ephin Panzees, Barking Up The Wrong Trio, The Swoop! (not all at the same time!)
instruments I play: bass guitar, folk guitar, ukelele (not at the same time)
art I view: (see list to the left!)
things I ignore and hate:
ignorance and hate
girl I love: Diane
pastime I enjoy: camping, cigars (often at the same time)
smells I like: linseed oil, newly printed magazine ink
food I eat: peanut butter, blue cheese, anything Mexican
(not all at the same time!)
drinks I imbibe: dark beer, tequila, margaritas, black russians, coffee
occasionally all at the same time!)
my favorite color: all of them
sports I play: Frisbee, ping pong, washoes, darts
(not all at the same time!)
things I collect: visual stimulii, question marks, information, knowledge, life experiences, mud on my shoes (often all at the same time)

born: August 3, 1953
The experience of "growing up" during the 60's and 70's allowed many world's to open up that were crucial to the influences on my art (see picture above)

Colonia High School, Colonia, NJ
major: art
(many thanks to George Bates)

Glassboro State College, NJ
(currently Rowan University)
major: fine arts
(many thanks to Herb Appelson)

beauty is ugly with a candy coating
ugly is in the eye of this guy ugly is beautiful! ugly is only skin deep ugly is as ugly does
ugly is in the eye of the beholder


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