As a professional artist for over 40 years, he has remained true to his endeavor, "the pursuit of truthful beauty in human creativity."  Born and raised in New York, Andrew has  been committed to the practice of fine art since the age of 12, when he began his artistic training. He studied anatomy with Steven Rogers Peck, who wrote the consummate book on anatomy, Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist. Peck who was one of his biggest mentors, remained a life long friend.  Once he completed his training at The National Academy of Fine Arts in New York, he spent three years in Europe which became the definitive influence in his professional life.  Throughout his artistic career, the human figure has remained his most inspiring subject.  "The challenge, the mechanics, and the rendering of the human form leaves no room for error," he says.  Represented by Portraits, Inc.  for over 30 years, Andrew says, "The challenge of portraiture involves finding out what inherently makes someone unique.  I not only want to render their physical likeness but reflect the spirit of the individual as well.  This is what makes for a successful portrait."  His studio and art school are located in the Hudson Valley Region of New York  where he lives and works with his wife, Donna, who is also an artist. 

CURRICULAM VITAE

EDUCATION

1979-80:

Greenshields Foundation Grant 

Figurative and Landscape Painting

England and Wales


1977-79:

Nerina Simi Atelier

Instructor:  Nerina Simi
Florence Italy 
  Accademia di Belle Arti

Florence, Italy
 

Romano Stephanelli
 Studio Stephanelli, 

Florence, Italy
 

1974-76:

Dainiel Greene

Edmond Fitzgerald,
 Serge Hollarbach

Harvey Dinnerstein
      National Academy School of Fine Arts

New York, NY  

                                    

1971-73:

Stephen R. Peck,
       Westchester Art Workshop, White Plains, NY
       Author of  “Atlas Of Human Anatomy for the Artist"

         

AWARDS
Art Renewal Center,  ARC Salon, Chairman's Award
Hugh P. Botts Award
Jane Peterson Award
Margery Soroka Memorial Award
RAC Contemporary Portrait Award
D. Wu and Elsie Jecy-Key Award
Arthur Harless Award
D. Zahn Memorial Award
Salmagundi Club Award
Don Donaldson Memorial Award
Joan Rudman Award
A. Pellington Memorial Award
Lee M. Loeb Memorial Award
D. Zahn Memorial Award
John D. Riker Memorial Award
Greenshields Foundation Grant 

MAJOR PORTRAIT COMMISSIONS:


Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., Dean at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stephen E. Straus, M.D., NHI

Governor George E. Pataki of New York State
Mrs. Andrew Previn and Son, Lukas
Johnson and Johnson Family
Elmer Nordstrom
Peter and Miele Rockefeller
Michael Rockefeller
Stuart Rockefeller
Paul Rizzo, Vice Chairman, IBM
The Reverend Vincent A. Ioppolo
The Honorable Joseph Gagliardi
Charles R. Loudermilk
Dr. Fook-Wo Li
The Reverend J.S. Wetmore, Suffragan Bishop of New York
Lady D. Gibbons
Christopher Pirie-Gordon
Baroness A. DeZagon
Weare Holbrook
The Reverend John E. Evans

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1999-Present, Adjunct Professor, Westchester Community College, State University of NY, Center for the Arts, White Plain, NY

2004-Present, Lattimore Studio of Fine Art, Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Salmagundi Club, NYC

National Arts Club, NYC

Hudson Valley Artist Association, NY

Lyme Art Association, Lyme, CT

Allied Artist Association, NYC 

                                            

ARTICLES

American Artist Magazine

Plein Air Magazine

Orange Magazine

 

*Work is currently in numerous private collections and institutions in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Italy.