50th Anniversary Indiana Public Radio
MAY 2011

Patrick Kluesner
"The Anderson "

Patrick Kluesner is an Anderson, Indiana native, who at an early age showed a natural interest in art. In high school he developed a passion for filmmaking and also developed his skills in three-dimensional and graphic animation.

After high school he earned employment in the advertising department for Pay Less Supermarkets where he was able to apply his skills in painting and computer graphic design. While working here he also was also involved in television broadcast production, as well as full color illustration for the company's magazine and newspaper advertisements.

Kluesner also took further instruction in the art of airbrush illustration and in 1993 won an award from the Indianapolis Ad Club for a full-color flat illustration titled "Hallowed Ground." This work was created to promote the Indian Trails Festival in Anderson, Indiana. Since retiring in 2007, Kluesner has focused on painting and is a member of the Indiana Plen Air Painters as well as The Madison County Art Association, where his work has gained considerable notice. Patrick, through his love of painting the Great Blue Heron, is also a member of The Indiana Wildlife Artists.