Portrait of Artist Dick Zimmerman
By Betsy Hecht Cramb
We would like to introduce you to Dick Zimmerman, our featured artist of the month.
When asked what he likes most about his art, Dick says it is how his clients appreciate the finished painting and go out of their way to share their satisfaction with friends and relatives.
He has achieved notoriety in both aspects of the visual arts (painting and photography). He photographs his own subjects, creating a reference photograph to be used for the painting himself.
People tell him his paintings capture the subtleties of the person and their inward confidence. He’s been told that his art communicates the unique spark of life of the subject.
Dick is proud of his use of contemporary color and his range of styles in addition to his ability to communicate the reality of what is really there.
Dick started as a painter at the age of seven and because he wanted to paint portraits, he learned photography. This helped him to make his paintings deeper, more colorful and allowed him to better communicate with his subjects.
Dick started his training in the arts in New York at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at NY University. He also had advanced training at the Brooklyn Museum with the acclaimed Soyer brothers, followed by further training at the Musee D’Orsay in Paris.
Dick has a unique ability to tune into the sensitivity and awareness of the visual world around him, and his portraits certainly reflect this awareness.
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