Daniel F. Gerhartz biography:
Daniel Gerhartz was born in Wisconsin in 1965 where he now lives with his wife Jennifer and their five children. His interest in art piqued at an early age when a teenage friend suggested they spend one dreary afternoon drawing. It was at that moment that he discovered his life work. Daniel began his art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he studied in the classical tradition and immersed himself in applications of technique and design. After a brief stint in commercial art, he began pursuing fine art; visiting museums to study master works and painting alongside contemporary artists. Daniel found his passion in painting from life. This direct approach to working with the figure and landscape allowed him to see and attempt to capture the infinite nuances of light, color, and form. This continues to drive his enthusiasm today. Since then he has been featured in solo and group shows across the country and has won several awards at prominent national invitational exhibitions and his work has been collected both nationally and internationally.
The artist’s skillful and technically adept work celebrates the created world, the human form, personal relationships with a connection to landscapes and environments of special importance. Many of his figures are dressed in dramatic clothing which he often invents for its aesthetic appeal and lyrical quality so as to achieve a sense of other worldliness.. His subjects evoke a timelessness and idealism, yet for the most part Dan has drawn upon his home and community, including family and friends, for subject matter. His sense of intimacy and honesty with regard to his subjects are a direct result of his closeness and proximity to them. A projection of tranquility, repose and rich introspection result from his knowledge of the content of his art.
Emotions are a vital part of his express design, while his mastery of anatomy, the human form and complex surfaces combine to make his canvases very powerful visual experiences.
Daniel Gerhartz has established himself as an important American painter among the leading talents of our time. About his work Dan has said, “ My goal is to effectively record the richness of our human experience, the contrasts between life and death, the dance and dirge, the beautiful and common, joy and sorrow, hope and despair, while in the end, offering a message of hope and pointing the viewer to the eternal. As I paint my subjects from life and have the privilege of studying the awe inspiring breadth and depth of the beauty of the created world, it is humbling to ponder the greatness of our Creator.”
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“Courtyard In Gadagne“
Oil 16″ x 12″
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“Vineyard Overlook, Southern France”
Oil 8″ x 20″
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Oil 30″ x 24″
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Oil 20″ x 18″
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From Private Collections:
Oil 24″ x 18″
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“Spring – Kerry’s Creek”
Oil 24″ x 20″
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“Till You Come To Me”
Oil 40″ x 60″
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Oil 40″ x 24″
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Oil 6″ x 14″
Oil 18″ x 18″
“A Gift Of Time”
Oil 18″ x 12″
“To Bring Joy”
Oil 12″ x 18″
2018 “The Continuum of Beauty” a retrospective exhibition of original works by Daniel F. Gerhartz dating from 1990 to present at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI.
2018 Original oil paintings, “In Harmony” and “Twice Warmed” purchased for inclusion in the corporate collection of Acuity.
2017 Original oil paintings purchased for inclusion in the permanent collection of The Green Bay Packers: “The Only Thing,” “Building A Legacy,” “Commitment,” and “Coach Mike Holmgren”
2015 Art Renewal Center 2014/15 Salon, American Art Collector Magazine Award of Excellence for “When Hope Comes”
2015 Art Renewal Center 2014/15 Salon, First Place Award, Imaginative Realism Category for “When Hope Comes”
2015 Oil Painters of America Donor’s Award of Excellence, Master Signature Division for “Crimson and Rose”
2012 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Donors’ Award of Excellence, Master Signature Division for “Of an Evening”
2012 Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, People’s Choice Award for “She Is Not Gone”
2009 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon, Chairman’s Choice Award for “Crescent Cradle”
2009 Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition, Award of Excellence for Master Signature Members, First Place for “Amaryllis”
2006 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon, Staff Award for “Drift Off To Dream”
2005 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon, First Place for Still Life “Amaryllis”
2004 Art Renewal Center’s International Salon, Best in Show and Chairman’s Purchase Awards for “Hind’s Feet”
2004 “The Gift of Hope” by Daniel F. Gerhartz selected as the featured artwork at the Agassi Foundation’s Grand Slam for Children
2003 Oil Painters of America, National Juried Exhibition Buyer’s Choice Award for “A Single Pearl”
2001 Fredric Remington Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West Exhibition for “The Dance”
1999 Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers Choice Award, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West Exhibition for the painting “Dream Lake”
1998 Robert Lougheed Memorial Award, best display of three or more works, chosen by the Prix de West exhibiting artists, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Prix de West Exhibition for “Rose And Velvet,” “Prairie Winds,” “Lamplight,” and “Autumn Blessing”
1996 “Follow Me” was purchased for inclusion in the permanent collection of the Huntsville Museum of Art
1994 Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers Choice Award, National Academy of Western Art Exhibition, National Cowboy Hall of Fame for “Jennifer”
1994 Inducted into the National Academy of Western Art
1993 Awarded the Silver Medal for Oil, National Academy of Western Art Exhibition, National Cowboy Hall of Fame for “Coffee”
1993 Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers Choice Award, National Academy of Western Art Exhibition, National Cowboy Hall of Fame for “Coffee”
1993 Inducted into the Northwest Rendezvous Group
1992 Received the Buyers’ Choice Award, Northwest Rendezvous Exhibit, Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah
1989 Artwork purchased for inclusion in the permanent collection of the West Bend Art Museum
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