William Robert Stanek, Seattle Member Since April 2022 Artist Statement Our main gallery online is at 360studios.pictorem.com where you'll find 1000s of fine art prints. Established in 1992, our family of galleries represented nearly 100 professional artists and photographers during our decades in operation, principal among these is artist and photographer William Robert Stanek (www.williamrstanek.com). 360 Studios is owned by an Asian-American. COVID devastated the arts and forced us to close all of our physical gallery locations and move online, beginning in Spring 2021. Please support us and our artists with your patronage! Many of our photographers and their families have gone 2 years without income. 80% of the profits go to the artists themselves to support their work and their families.
William Robert Stanek and his wife have been named 'living legends' and 'national treasures' for their decades of creative works in the arts and publishing. Stanek, a combat veteran who supports other veterans and the disabled, is a vocal champion of books and libraries who wrote nonfiction for over three decades as William Stanek and fiction as Robert Stanek.
Celebrated for his unique perspectives, natural colors and stunning use of natural light, William Robert Stanek is also known as the 'Michelangelo of Sunsets,' for his hundreds of breathtakingly beautiful sunsets taken over the past 30 years. Stanek lived in Hawaii for many years and has visited the islands many times since moving to Washington state. While his sunsets have brought Stanek much renown in the art world, his equally iconic waterfalls are not to be missed for their matchless splendor.
William and his wife have dedicated decades of their lives to the arts and publishing. Called 'A Face Behind the Future' in 1996 by his hometown newspaper, The Olympian, William Robert Stanek's work has been featured in and/or recommended by The Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly, Parenting Magazine, and many other fine publications and periodicals. 'William and his wife are a dynamic duo, not only in publishing, but in the arts as well, together responsible for some of the most iconic works in landscape, architecture and travel photography over the past three decades.' 'Widely respected in the arts and literary communities, William and his wife are forces to be reckoned with. They've changed the way we look at the world.' 'Not only an award-winning writer, but an award-winning photographer and artist William is a preeminent force in the arts and literary communities.' 'A living legend recognized worldwide for his distinctive works that span more than three decades.' 'William, celebrated for his unique perspectives, natural colors and stunning use of natural light, is a national treasure.'