at Broderick Gallery:
Born in New York City in
1927, Herbert Berman has been an active painter since 1963. He studied at the
Brooklyn Museum Art School from 1963 to 1973 and attended the Art Student League from 1974
to 1996. Instructors at the League were David Leffel, Daniel Greene and Gregg
Kreutz. He also attended the National Academy School in 1993 studying with Jacob Collins
and Sam Adaque. All are nationally recognized, realistic painters.
Although he studied abstract painting initially, Herbert was drawn to realism after
visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. There he developed a deep
appreciation for the works of the old masters and started to paint realistically.
Regardless of current trends, he believes traditional, academic paintings will always have
a place in the art world.
Herbert has received numerous awards for his art which has been shown in many group and
one-person exhibitions throughout New York, Oregon and Florida:
National Academy Gallery, New York
Parsons School of Design, New York
Union Carbide Gallery, New York
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Petes Downtown Restaurant & Gallery, New York
Salmagundi Club, New York
Istanbul Theater, New York
Celwave Corporation, Corvallis, Oregon
Illustrated Garden Gallery, Corvallis, Oregon
Galleria Alexander, Florida
Herbert currently resides and paints in Corvallis, Oregon.