The Painted Screen Society of Baltimore

Today's Screen Painters


Yesterday's painters were all either direct or indirect disciples of William Oktavec. Current artists learned from Oktavec's students or imitators.Later generations have been self taught or benefited from Painted Screen Society workshops, school classes or the How to Paint a Baltimore Screen DVD.  As times change so do the materials they use and the subjects they and their customers choose.

Thomas Lipka

Master Screen Painter

Tom began painting window screens in 1945 at age ten. He watched an itinerant screen painter, later identified as a Canton neighbor, Alonzo Parks. The similarity between the two masters' work is evident in every aspect of their signature Red Bungalow. After a career with Baltimore City, Tom rekindled his painting career in the 1980s and has been one of the most active teachers of screen art.

Screen painting by Tom Lipka
More Painters

Anna Lipka, Anna's Screen Art, apprentice to Tom Lipka, Westminster, MD     annamlipka75@gmail.com 

Anna Pasqualucci, Anna's Painted Screens, Linthicum, MD 410-859-1544

Brenda Foehrkolb, Brenda Star Studios, Chestertown, MD 

Clare Chesnavage, Clare's Window Screen Painting, Charleston, WVA   minavage@comcast.net 


Dee Herget

Master Screen Painter

After quitting her City job due to a hearing loss, Dee asked elder artist Ben Richardson for a lesson. A quick study and  natural artist she worked from her Highlandtown home, offering her work through hardware stores and ads in the East Baltimore Guide. She works from her own little waterside bungalow in Essex, turning out hundreds of traditional images on demand. 

410 391-1750, Middle River, MD

Screen painting by Dee Herget
More Painters
Jennifer Crouse, apprentice to Dee Herget (Sorry, no website available)

Jenny Campbell, New Orleans, LA.  

John Iampieri, Bella Designs, Bishopville, MD 410-352-5695

Lisa Penn, New Freedom, PA

John Oktavec

Master Screen Painter 

Like much of his family, John Oktavec is an exceptional self-taught artist. He follows in the creative footsteps of his grandfather, William who invented screen painting and his father Richard who inherited the family mantle.  Their styles are stylistically interchangeable. John fills commissions from his studio in Anne Arundel County. He works for a commercial sign painting firm. 

  410-437-7962, Pasadena, MD 

Screen painting by John Oktavec
More Painters

Monica Broere, Baltimore, MD. apprentice to John Oktavec   mbroere1@outlook.com 

Pat MichalskiGlen Burnie, MD 410-761-0647

Rosalee Velenovsky, Highlandtown, MD 

Troy Richardson, Baltimore, MD. trichardson2113@gmail.com

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