MAJOR EXHIBITION: April 22 - June 11th, 2016 at
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Loretto, PA. (the short video)
Over 60 works...catalog available


From the 2016 catalog of my show at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art:
"The most amazing thing to me about painting, is in how formless raw materials are transformed into images of specific meaning. There is certainly beauty in the palette alone, with its casual freedom and the beauty of the paint itself. Many artists are drawn to this and it becomes their life’s work.
Every time I “rough in” a canvas, and drips and splatters run around, like children in the rain, a part of me wants to stop right there!
But then, there is that voice telling me, “you are not done yet.” There is more., waiting in the paint.. There is the beauty of intension...the beauty of time invested...the beauty of nature and growth.... the beauty of light through hair, of shimmering leaves on water or neon reflected in rainy city streets. So I keep working, and at some point a form emerges, shadows glow, textures become real and I just accept this fact: These are the paintings I was meant to do."
Fred Danziger
(at right) Fred Danziger on a 2014 painting trip to Maine. He is shamelessly painting a LIGHT HOUSE!
(There is nothing better than this...)

Statement: From a recent brochure: "When I was three, I drew a picture of a clown, and my mother liked it so much, she gave me milk and cookies. I liked that! I figured I was on to something there, and when I went to kindergarten, I already knew I was going to be an artist."

painting at Port Clyde, Maine in August 2014
  • Education: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1966-70)
  • Exhibitions: Over 100 group shows; 18 one-man shows
  • Current and Former Gallery Associations: Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery (New York City); Sherry French Gallery (New York City);James Gallery (Pittsburgh, PA); Rodger LaPelle Gallery, (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Major Commission: 2010 Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, PA (5 cityscape murals for the conference center)
  • Major Awards: Cresson Scholarship (PAFA); Scheidt Scholarship (PAFA) Tiffany Grant (Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation);
  • Museum Collections: (see the work) Philadelphia Museum of Art (Phlia. PA); Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts- Museum of American Art (Phila. PA) Witchita Art Museum (Witchita, KA); Ashville Museum of Art (Ashville NC); Reading Community Art Museum (Reading, PA); The Noyes Museum (Oceanville, NJ); The Woodmere Art Museum (Phila. PA); The State Museum of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA); The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum (Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA). The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (Loretto, PA) Work can be seen in numerous corporate collections as well.

Publications: See especially:
100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley" 2011 by Catherine Quillman;
American Artist Magazine March 1991 by Anna Francis;
Seven Arts Magazine Feb. 1994 by Jodie Kolodzey;
The Artist's Magazine August 1993 by Anna Francis.
Other selected publications. Various dates and authors
My dog 'mickey' and I at Chartier's Terrace
My first dog, "Mickey" and me, at Chartier's Terrace near Carnegie, PA where I spent my youth.

I have been extremely fortunate to have been able to spend the greatest part of my life, doing art. Color, light, ideas- they provide the joy. That is the bottom line summary. I have also been fortunate to be a teacher, at the Art Institute of Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, (from 1997 to 2002) where I met so many students who have given me faith.
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