Brian Shapiro Prints and Paintings
Welcome to the Website of Artist Brian Shapiro. Please visit the galleries listed above and don't forget to contact us to receive upcoming art news.
To fully understand the recent art of Brian Shapiro one must look into the past and to nature. Most recently, Shapiro’s landscapes of the Hudson River Valley evoke the work of Jacob Ruisdael, a Dutch master who lived in the 17th century. Shapiro’s work, especially the woodland scenes, hearkens back to Ruisdael’s rugged depictions of nature. Both artists use nature as subject matter to convey emotion. Another artist who influenced Shapiro and the Abstract Expressionists of the 1950’s is Gustav Courbet, the French realist of the 1850’s. Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock both credited Courbet with the model for the active paint manipulation that characterized their own work.
Several of Brian's paintings are also available in
signed and numbered prints in limited editions on archival
NEW! Several years in production, "Search for Expression", a book detailing the life and work of Brian Shapiro, is now available for purchase from our page at www.LuLu.com. Your comments are welcome at that site.
CLICK ON "OUR NEW FLICKR SITE" TO SEE ADDITIONAL PAINTINGS AND PRINTS FROM ISRAEL, AMERICAN JEWISH LIFE, AND HOLLYWOOD. ALL WORK SHOWN IS FOR SALE. PLEASE USE THE CONTACT INFORMATION BELOW FOR SPECIFIC PRICES.Thank you for your support: "Temple Service" has been acquired by the Hebrew Union College Museum, New York City, for their permanent collection. "Wedding Blessing" has been acquired by the Mizel Museum, Denver, for their permanent collection.