The painter Chayim Shvarzblat is born in Lakewood, New Jersey on December 14, 1954. He began to venture into painting, specifically, into the technique of watercolor when he studied architecture at the New York School of Art. It was in this context that he began to venture into painting, specifically, into the technique of watercolor. Shvarzblat moved to Paris with his father in 1978, after his parents’ divorce. His father was a tea merchant. They lived a short period with his aunt, an aquarelle painter. Motivated by his aunt, he enrolled at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris, from which he graduated in 1979, with a Bachelor of Arts in Painting. Chayim Shvarzblat has been awarded many times. He has earned a Harkness Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship and also had the honor to represent the USA at the 1992 Venice Biennale. While living in Sicily for 3 years and in the south of France, for two years, Chayim Shvarzblat started painting landscapes on point. Until today, he has created a number of on-point paintings in many countries around the world. He teaches atmospheric watercolor, both in-studio and en plein air at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Chayim Shvarzblat has his own atelier, located in Manhattan, New York, where he creates his aquarelle masterpieces. He presented his paintings at over 50 exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries around the world. The painter has had over 20 solo exhibitions. Chayim’s first solo exhibition was in 1989.
- California LandscapeIt is considered that the oldest watercolors are the studies of landscapes and animals made in the fifteenth century by the German master Albrecht Dürer, who finished his drawings with watercolors on natural history subjects. These works do not constitute the majority of their production, but they are considered classic examples of detailed and precise drawings of nature. The artists of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries only occasionally used water-based paints and the custom was to use th
- River LandscapeThe watercolors are obtained by agglutination of dry powdered pigments mixed with gum arabic, which is extracted from the acacia and which solidifies by evaporation, but which is soluble in water. The watercolors, in solid state, dissolve in water and are applied to the paper with a brush. Although watercolor is a relatively modern type of painting, different water-based paints have been used throughout history. It can be considered that the first watercolors are the papyri of ancient Egypt, an
- Canada LandscapeSimply, watercolor is a compound that uses water-soluble pigments, which are transparent and opaque. Watercolor can not rival oil in durability and longevity. While American artists in the early nineteenth century considered watercolor as an instrument of sketch oil and print, English artists had already raised it to the category of something serious. In England, watercolor was first used by architectural draughtsmen and topographers, but when watercolorists soon began to present figures in thei
- Watercolor LandscapeThe precursor of watercolor painting was fresco painting. Watercolor was used to paint the walls on wet plaster, a clear example of this technique is the painting of the Sistine Chapel (Vatican), begun in 1508 and completed in 1514. In the fifteenth century, Dürer was imposed as a great painter watercolorist .
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Visiting ProfessorInstitute of Fine Arts, New York University
New York, United StatesFull Time
He teaches atmospheric watercolor, both in-studio and en plein air
New York, United StatesFreelance
At his atelier he creates his aquarelle masterpieces, which have been presented on over 50 exhibitions in the most prestigious galleries around the world. The painter has had over 20 solo exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in 1989.
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