Art Talk Features ‘Photo Surrealist’ Fred Danzinger

Art Talk Features 'Photo Surrealist' Fred Danzinger

SCHWENKSVILLE PA – Emmy Award winning artist Fred Danziger (above) will share his work, and talk about his life as an American realist, during the next Perkiomen Valley Art Center “Art Talk,” scheduled for Sunday (Sept. 18, 2022) beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the center at Engage Art Studio, 1005 N. Gravel Pike (at top). The event is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Danziger began his career with a style occasionally described as “photo surreal.” After immersing himself in painting the natural world – scenes of streams, leaves, and water – he expanded his work to include cityscapes and people. “I don’t try to emulate photography in my paintings; I try to go way beyond what a camera sees,” Danzinger says. His intricately detailed paintings are included in more than 100 public collections.

A native of Pittsburgh, Danzinger studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he received the Cresson and Scheidt Awards. His career has included more than 20 solo shows in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as numerous group shows in New York City at the Sherry French and K.R. Perlow galleries. He has received a major grant from the Tiffany Foundation, and 12 American museums include his work in their permanent collections.

In 2016, the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art mounted a major exhibition of more 60 of his paintings and, in 2018, it conferred on him their “Distinguished Artist Award.” Danziger also won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy in 2018 for his illustration work for History Making Productions, a producer of historical documentary films located in Philadelphia.

The Perkiomen Valley Art Center is a non-profit volunteer group that promotes fine arts in the region, and encourages local artists through educational programs, art exhibits, awards for excellence in the arts, and awards for area high school art students.

Engage Art Studion photo by The Post
Danzinger photo provided to The Post