Daniel Gerhartz

Daniel Gerhartz was born in 1965 in Wisconsin where he now lives with his wife Jennifer and their 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 lifework. Daniel’s commanding paintings, credentials, and impressive accomplishments transcend the artist’s young age.

For quite a few years he has been featured in solo and group shows across the country and has won several awards at prominent national invitational exhibitions including the Nona Jean Hulsey “Buyers Choice Award” at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Prix de West Invitational Exhibitions. At the 2001 Prix de West Show, Daniel won the Frederic Remington Award which is given to a painter for exceptional artistic merit. He has participated in this prestigious art exhibition for over 11 years, during which he has won quite a few awards.

Daniel Gerhartz’ compelling paintings resonate an honesty, integrity and directness immediately evident to the viewer. The artist’s skillful and technically adept work celebrates the created world, human form, personal relationships and connection with landscapes and environments of special importance. Dan chooses subjects that allow him to explore and capture the artistic challenges of color, light, mood and emotion. Many of his figures are dressed in dramatic clothing which often invents for its aesthetic appeal and lyrical quality.

Inspired by Russian, European and American masters including Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Carl Von Marr and Anders Vorn, along with the guidance of instructors Richard Schmid, John Baitinger and Bill Parks, Daniel Gerhartz has established himself as an important American painter.

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