A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Fred Danziger studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he received the Cresson and Scheidt Awards. His career has included over 20 solo shows in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, as well as numerous group shows in New York City at Sherry French and K.R. Perlow Galleries.Fred’s work is in almost 100 public collections, including 11 American museums. In 2016, The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art mounted a major exhibit of over 60 of his paintings. SAMA has also recently announced that he will receive their “Artist of Distinction Award” for 2018.
In 2017 Fred was also nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy for his illustration work on broadcast documentaries, done for History Making Productions, located in Philadelphia.Statement:
From childhood, the only thing I ever wanted to be was an artist. With the help of supportive parents, wonderful teachers and, eventually, gallery owners and collectors, I have been able to realize that rather elusive idea.
Whether from a natural place or an urban setting, I try to express “moments” which somehow reach out to me and make me “stop.” The process is often complicated, and sometimes years occur before the painting is realized. I don’t worry about anything external in the art world. I simply consider each painting, "something I was meant to do."