Friday, May 17, 2013

Al Zerries, RIP

“Horse Race” © Al Zerries

Name: Al Zerries
Bio:  Al Zerries was born in New York City, and graduated from Pratt Institute with a major in advertising. After graduation, he served in the Army as a 1st Lieutenant, Airborne and Ranger qualified. After his military service, he worked for over twenty years as an art director, TV producer, and creative director at a number of Manhattan ad agencies. He also taught advertising at the School of Visual Arts.
In the mid-nineties, Al began to paint -  he studied with Burton Silverman 1998-2000.  Since he began showing his work in 2001, he was in over 225 national and international exhibitions, with his paintings winning awards in over half those events. His work was honored with 15 Best In Show awards. Continued acceptance earned him the status of Elected Member or Signature Member in more than 30 distinguished societies, including the American Artists Professional League; Audubon Artists, Incorporated; Degas Pastel Society; the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society; the American Pastel Society; and numerous regional art groups.
Al’s work appeared in the pages of the Pastel Journal, December 2008; and also in The Artist’s Magazine and Watercolor Artist.
Al was the victim of a hit-and-run in February,  2009.
Medium: Pastel; Oil
Subjects: Portraits; Figurative.
Style: Representational.
Navigation: Navigation is straightforward.
Gallery: Watercolors; Oils; Pastels.
Image View:  Thumbnails enlarge on new page; no information is provided on dimension. Download is possible.  Horserace is 600 x 329, 44 KB
Demo/Blog: No. There is a tribute to Al on YouTube .

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