Portraits

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nada and leni
betty, jenny, noah
neal's dream
bella gruber
nada 
 kitty
Kathy
ff11. joe holtz
noah

ff12. kathy blyn

three davids-72.jpg
 david 
ff13. noah schreck
angela
ernie
ff15 angela doyle fisher
ff16. ernie isaacs
betty
austin w brewin-bw.jpg
ff17. betty albert schreck
Austin Brewin at Point Lobos
ff18. neal 
lloyd
ff19. lloyd
ff20. Amanda schreck vanegas
amanda
ff21. katie and joanna
joanna, katie

ff 22  Catalina

catalina

catalina and kevin

peter

jenny venegas

hilda blyn

bobbie
jenny vanegas
mw-the kiss-72.jpg
molly and jacques
ramona and harold.jpg
ramona & harold
chanteuse.jpg
julie
joel favicon.jpg
the Artist  with Aura
richard fenner.jpg
richard
mark ray.jpg
mark
gabe's red ear-72.jpg
gabe
jaques lacey and isaac.jpg
jacques & isaac
amanda and pavel on couch.jpg
amanda & pavel
larry rosenthal.jpg
larry
ivan plays guitar.jpg
ivan
pete close up.jpg
pete
speak no evil.jpg
self portrait
alena zahra.JPG
alena and zahra

BIO

Impossible images 

 

By using computers to combine painting and photography, I create art which is not easily rendered with either painting or photography, or with any other conventional media.

As a teenager I studied painting with Polish artist Leo Cizes and later, at New York’s Art Students League.  In the 1960s, I became interested in photography, but my art has always been about crafting pictures rather than taking pictures. 

 

In 1968 I, my wife Betty and I, founded Exposure Gallery on New York’s lower East side.  During the1960’s, I exhibited my work there and at other East Coast galleries. A.D. Coleman,  photography critic of the New York Times at that time described me as a technical master. My photographs from that period were one of a kind images individually crafted using bleaches, dyes, and toners. You can find examples of this work from the 1960s here.  

 

In 1970 I moved from Manhattan to Berkeley California.  Impressed by the amazing flora of Northern California I began crafting Oshibana, pictures made with pressed flowers. In the 1970’s, my Wilderness Cards were sold at scores of galleries throughout coastal California.

 

In 1985, I was introduced to digital media, which profoundly influenced my work. Where once I painted with colors, I could now paint with images. Today my work includes both black and white photography as well as digital art.  I hope you enjoy it.

Exhibitions

Group Show, Exposure Gallery, NYC 1968

 

One Artist Show, Exposure Gallery, NYC, 1969

Group Show, Westby Gallery, Rutgers University, 1970

 

'Looking Down', Studio Show, Creston Rd Gallery, Berkeley CA,  2004

'Looking Up', Studio Show Creston Rd, Berkeley CA, 2008

'Art of Dr. Shen', Studio Show Creston Rd. Berkeley, 2018