Monday, May 27, 2013

Peter Seltzer

“Threads 3” © Peter Seltzer
Name: Peter Seltzer, MPSA
Bio: After an early career as a schoolteacher, followed by a period running his own business,  Peter Seltzer took the plunge to being a full-time fine artists, As a result Peter is now a  Master Pastellist  of the Pastel Society of America; he is also a member of Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists and Hudson Valley Art AssociationHis awards for his artistic achievements are too numerous to mention here; suffice it to say that he has won the Dianne B. Bernhard Gold Medal Pastel Society of America, on several occasions, and 1st place, Still Life category in the Pastel 100, 2005. 
Apart from private collectors, his paintings are in some prestigious  public and corporate collections, including the Butler Institute of American Art, Harvard University, Uniroyal Chemical International,  and American Savings Bank.
His work has been featured in the Pastel Journal in 2001, 2002, 2006 (in depth interview, June issue), 2009, 2010 and 2011; also in the Artists Magazine, 2002, 2011, and American Artist, 2004, and 2007. Peter has also been showcased in a number of pastel books, including Best of Pastel 1996, 1998 and 2006; and the French l’Art du Pastel, 2006. He is included in Who’s Who in American Art.
Medium: Pastel; oil.
Subjects: Still lifes and Figures. 
Style: Representational in execution. Compositionally complex.
Says Seltzer: “It’s not unusual, when I hear people respond to my work, they use that word (meditation).  It’s a question I’ve been pondering for some time: You (the interviewer) recognise a quality of transcendance; other people pick up other things. It makes me wonder when an artist creates a visual theme, especially one that uses personal symbols, how important is it that the viewer understand what those symbols represent? I finally came to the conclusion that it really doesn’t matter. I’m expressing something personal, but people tend to find their own way into the piece.”
Navigation: A FineArtStudioOnline website.
Gallery: Gallery; Portraits.
Image View:  Thumbnails enlarge in viewer and may be scrolled. Download is possible.  Each image is named, with medium and dimension provided. Threads 3 is 16x20 ins., 550 x 443, 93.6 KB
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