“Les Mademoiselles Classiques” © Allan Berman
Name: Allan Berman
Bio: Allan Berman was born in San Francisco in 1942 and through the years has become well known for his realistic trompe L'oeil portraits, still life, and wildlife paintings. Allan studied under the late modern day master, Roberto Lupetti, enabling him to ally his style of realistic portrayal with classical technique. Allan has gained national and international recognition as one of America's premier pastel artists.
From 1976 to 1080 he was Resident Still Life Artist at the New Masters Gallery, Carmel, California. He started to garner awards in 1998; among his portrait commissions are those of Sylvester Stallone and Buddy Holly. (Allan is a keen musician, and Elvis tribute artist, performing for President Clintons 50th birthday celebration live on television.) Allan is also a formidable photographer, his ability displayed by his stunning images of Lake Tahoe and Yosemite. He is a past member of the Sierra Pastel Society and has featured in numerous publications – I recently came upon this artist in an old copy of Pastel Artist International, issue 6, 2001.
Allan’s studios are in Palm Desert, Ca.
Medium: Pastel; photography
Subjects: Still life; portraits.
Navigation: This minimalistic website is easy to navigate. The website is copyright up to 2010 so I don’t know if it is being actively maintained. No awards are mentioned later than 2003.
Gallery: Paintings; Photography
Image View: Thumbnails open in a viewer; you may scroll through. Download is possible, although the file size is small. Les Mademoiselles Classiques dates from 2000. It is 14 x 18 ins, 404x317, 371 KB.