Fred Danziger is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was raised in the nearby towns of Carnegie as a youth, and later in Crafton. He attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania for a year after high school, and then transferred to The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he received his formal art training. At PAFA, he was awarded the Cresson and Scheidt Travel Scholarships.
He has since been a practicing artist showing primarily in Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh. His work is found in numerous museum and other public collections and he has an extensive bibliography.
Fred has also been a faculty member of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a visiting instructor at Rutgers University and Rosemont College.
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.”