Burt Silverman, NA is one of America’s foremost realist painters. Educated at Columbia University and the Art Students League of New York, Silverman’s work has won 32 major awards from national organizations including five awards from the National Academy of Design, the Silver Medal of the American Watercolor Society and the 2004 Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America. His works are included in public collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of American Art and the Butler Institute of American Art. He has been commissioned to paint portrait covers for Time magazine and has drawn portraits of over 125 people profiled in The New Yorker. He has been featured in magazines such as Art News, International Artist, American Artist and The Artist. Silverman was elected to the prestigious Society of Illustrator’s Hall of Fame and the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame.
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