Self portrait, 2018

Self portrait, 2018

We need to start thinking about art in a different way– it’s not just about how “real” something looks, but also about what it means”

About Burton Silverman

 

Over the years, many artists have referred to Silverman as a grandfather Figure of sorts, a guiding presence who either through his artwork or teaching — the artist has been hosting classes in his Manhattan studio since 1971, while also teaching at the Art Students League of New York and the School of Visual Arts, — has been an example and inspiration for those wanting to learn how to create convincing portraits while also learning from Silverman’s many decades of accomplishment. Considering that the artist has seen almost 80-years worth of action and reaction in the New York art world and has worked with, observed, and corresponded with important figures from many different camps, Silverman is a veritable storehouse of information and historical perspective. From In The Studios : Burton Silverman by Allison Malafronte