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A native New Yorker and son of a renowned painter and art teacher, Fred received his formal art training at New York’s famed Pratt Institute. He also studied for several years with Edgar Whitney, AWS, one of the 20th Century’s most renown watercolorists. Using his acumen and experience gained as a student and intern with several professionals, Fred began his career as a designer for a publisher and newspaper syndicate drawing and inking four nationally syndicated newspaper features.

Fred moved on to make his mark in the world of art as a professional illustrator for international publications and ad agencies. He specialized in editorial concepts and portraits of business leaders, and national sports celebrities. Fred became art director for such publishing entities as Sport Magazine, McGraw-Hill, Penton, Look, and Venture Magazines, and for over a decade, was the creative director of his own marketing and advertising agency.

While successful in the commercial world of art, Fred’s first love was painting and teaching. Fred’s personal renditions of local scenes of the Catskills, New York City and Staten Island continue to be very popular among critics and collectors. His selection of subjects and style are often compared to his mentor, Norman Rockwell. Among his many subjects and depictions of everyday life are children, local landscapes, cityscapes, Native Americans, and rural and urban equine life.

Fred has taught and tutored for over thirty years. He currently teaches sketching, figure drawing, portraits, and classical painting in watercolors and oils. He is a faculty member at the SMB Studio Arts, Inc., Staten Island; the Catskill Art Society in Livingston Manor, NY; and the Windsor Whip Works Fine Art Gallery in Windsor, NY. He also tutors professional and non-professional students privately in his studios in Staten Island and Roscoe, NY.

Hundreds of portraits have been commissioned over the years. They have included community and political leaders, education and healthcare professionals, children, sport celebrities, and numerous others. Here is a sampling of some of his clients: Gordon Moore, founder of Intel Corp; Rev. Frederick Sutter, Founder of Wagner College; Arthur O. Davidson, President of Wagner College; St. Elizabeth Anne Bailey Seaton, America’s first Catholic Saint; her father, Dr William Bayley; Founder of the Order of St. John the Baptist, Rev. Jon Fusco, The Most Reverend Bishop Patrick J. Ahearn; Justices of the New York Supreme Court; and many others. Fred has maintained studios in both Staten Island and Roscoe, NY for over 30 years.

PORTRAITS: Head or Face only: $700 watercolor; $850 oils
Bust: $900 watercolor; $1,000 oils
Full: $1,500-$2,000 watercolor; $2,000 - $2,500 oils
Horse or other animals: $250 – $2,000 (ask for quote.)
Domicile: $400 - $800 watercolor or oils (All prices are contingent to individual subject matter and degree of difficulty.
All portraits will be painted from photographs taken by the artist or supplied by the client.)


Native Americans

Studio 718.448.2419 / or Summer Studio: 607.290-4118 (June to August)