As part of Haynes Galleries’ exhibition extension into the fall season in Maine, a selection of legendary contemporary Realist Burton Silverman’s landscapes and portraits are now on view. A renowned portrait, Silverman has been heralded for his ability to capture the human form and especially the face. His portraits don’t just capture the likeness of the sitter, but also hint at the humanity behind the face.
Silverman often shows the viewer an intimate scene where they can empathize with his subject. In his sixty-year career he has won nearly fifty awards and has been elected to the National Academy of Design.
Silverman been painting and exhibiting as a painter for 60 years. He has had had 33 solo shows across the country including venues in New York, Boston, Philadelphia ,Washington, D.C,., San Francisco, Maine and Nashville TN He has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Academy Annuals, the Mexico City Museum of Art, the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Butler Midyear Annuals.
He has won 37 major prizes and awards from several of these annual exhibitions and the National Academy Museum has honored him with 9 awards including the Ranger Purchase Awards in 1983 and 1965. His paintings are represented in twenty-seven public collections including the Arkansas Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the National Museum of American Art, the Columbus Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.
His work is included in numerous private collections both in the U.S. and Europe. Since 1993 he has lectured in museums and university graduate programs on the nature of 21st Century Realism. and written articles extensively on the same subject matter.
Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, Thomaston. For the Fall, gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, visit www.haynesgalleries.com