Daniel Gerhartz (1965 - )

Birth date: 1965 Death date:  
Birth location: Kewaskum, Wisconsin Death location:  
Media: Painter Web site: http://www.danielgerhartz.com
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Daniel F. Gerhartz
Born 1965 in Kewaskum, Wisconsin
Resides in Kewaskum, Wisconsin

Growing up in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, Daniel Gerhartz favored outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and playing sports in addition to drawing and painting.  Gerhartz’s interest in art was encouraged by his parents, who enlightened him to the natural beauty of the area in which he grew up.  Drawing inspiration from such natural beauty, Gerhartz began painting from life not only in the literal sense, but also in an endeavor to capture the emotion of the moment.

After high school, in September 1983, Gerhartz went on to study figure drawing and painting at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois until June 1985.  Here he developed high standards for his work under instructors such as Bill Parks, and during his time in Chicago was also greatly influenced by painter Richard Schmid.  The recipient of many prestigious awards for his artwork, Gerhartz maintains that his success stems from the guidance of his teachers.

Outside the studio, Gerhartz enjoys spending time with wife Jennifer and their three children, and among other outdoor activities, likes gardening and landscape design.  He also takes joy in knowledge gained through teaching, and has shared the positive influence he received from his parents and instructors by teaching young artists through workshops at the Fechin Institute, the Fredericksburg Artists School, and the Scottsdale Artists School.  “Painting is a never ending learning process”, says Gerhartz, “I look forward to learning my entire life.”

Gerhartz continues to paint with oils; however he is currently exploring mediums such as sculpting as well.  His work is represented in several galleries around the United States, including the Bresler-Eitel Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Grapevine Gallery in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery in New York, New York.




Selected One-Person Exhibitions

1991 Mongerson-Wunderlich Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
1999 Bresler-Eitel Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Meyer Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico 

Selected Group Exhibitions

West Bend Art Museum/Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin 
1995  O’Brien’s Art Emporium, Scottsdale, Arizona
1995-2000  American Art in Miniature, Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma 
1997-2000  Western Visions Miniature Show, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Wisconsin Affiliations

Wisconsin Art Organizations

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