'NY Central Tug #10'
'Cloud Bank, Erie
Nicholas Berger holds BFA and MFA degrees from Alfred
University. He has taught art at the undergraduate level. Nickís career as
an artist spans three decades and has brought him national and
international acclaim for his paintings. Having sold through Sothebyís,
Bergerís work is sought by discriminating collectors. Nicholas Berger
paintings are found in the private collections of a former U.S. President
and well-known entertainers.
Bergerís paintings have the power to draw the viewer
into the heart of the scene, interacting with each individual in a
personal way. Having worked for several decades in watercolor, his more
recent work consists of Hudson River landscapes painted in oil. In this
medium, viewers will continue to find the sensitivity reminiscent of
Bergerís watercolors, the beauty of his signature detail work, and the
subtlety and fine nuances that continue to place his work among the best.
of his scenes of New York Harbor and along the Hudson at the end of the
steam era, he says: ďIt was a time when America worked - confident and
proud. People placed value in hard work. Generally, we donít think of the
mid-twentieth century as anything special. Eras farther back have been
explored, but recent history is not as readily familiar to us because it
hasnít yet become embellished. I am in a position to explore that period
and to define the way I choose to interpret it. These are romance
paintings, but not romantic paintings.Ē