Since coming to America, Gustav Likan's color genius caught fire and he emerged as one of the most important colorists of the twentieth century. Of his work, Gustav Likan says, “The function of art is the creation of beauty. The artist has the power to create in others his pleasurable excitement, thereby sharing with them esthetic experiences.” Truly spoken. Every Likan canvas is an act of love. Love of beauty…love of color…love of life.