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 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 over 60 of his paintings and, in 2018, SAMA conferred on him their “Distinguished Artist Award”.Fred won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy in 2018 for his illustration work for History Making Productions, a producer of historical documentary films located in Philadelphia. As an educator, Fred was on the faculty of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts from 1997 - 2002 teaching portrait and still life classes. He also taught for 40 years at the Art Institute of 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."