Ian John Hornak (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1944 - Southampton, New York, 2002) American Photorealist painter (hyper-realistic). He was considered a romantic descriptive painter who added notorious surreal overtones to his works.
"while I know that the beautiful, the spiritual and the sublime are today suspect I have begun to stop resisting the constant urge to deny that beauty has a valid right to exist in contemporary art." 
- Georgica pond at Sunset.
"Not since the Hudson River School glorified the grandiose panorama of the natural world in meticulous detail has an American artist embraced landscape painting with the artistic totality of Ian Hornak." - Marcia Corbino, "Hornak Exhibit: Landscapes At Their Best," Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 7, 1980.
Selected public collections
- Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, Missouri
- Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio
- Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
- Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio
- Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
- Dartmouth College: Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
- Galleria Internazionale, Milan, Italy
- Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
- Karmanos Cancer Institute: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
- Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction, Bloomington, Indiana
- Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, Florida
- Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois
- Rutgers University: Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey
- Smithsonian Institution: Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
- The Galleries at Moore College: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
- University of Maryland: Art Gallery University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
- Vassar College: Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
- Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland.
Childhood of Hephaestus, 1977.