Traditional Orthodox Iconography
Michael Kapeluck was born on July 12, 1963 in
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Stephen and
Beverly Kapeluck. He is a lifelong communicant
of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church
in Carnegie, PA.
Michael started his art training early in life,
being chosen to attend the academic art
classes of the Carnegie Museum of Art in
Pittsburgh at the age of nine. He studied in this
program for six years at which point he
graduated to the pre-college course of
instruction at Carnegie Mellon University where
he spent three years. Upon graduation from
high school he decided to continue his studies
in art at Carnegie Mellon, where he was
accepted in to the College of Fine Arts. After
four years of study Michael graduated with high
honors and a Bachelors of Fine Art.
After several years of showing in area art galleries, Michael decided
give up the world of secular art to devote his life to the study and
creation of the sacred art of iconography. He has been blessed to
paint for churches and individuals for 25 years and continues to enjoy
the challenge of pushing his skills to greater levels.
He thanks the Lord for such a tremendous blessing to be able to
have a sustained career in this sacred art form.
Michael now lives, paints and worships in his home town of Carnegie
where he enjoys life with his wife Michele and their two children
Zachary and Mikaela.