Biography and pictures of Daniel Gerhartz

Biography of Daniel Gerhartz

"My desire as an artist is that the images I paint would point to the Creator, and not
to me, the conveyor. J.S. Bach said it well as he signed his work, “Soli Deo Gloria,” To God
alone be the glory." – Daniel F. Gerhartz

Daniel F. Gerhartz was born in 1965 in Kewaskum, Wisconsin where he now lives with his wife Jennifer and their three young children. His interest in art piqued at an early age when a teenage friend suggested they spend one dreary afternoon drawing. It was at that moment that he discovered his lifework.

Gerhartz’ compelling paintings resonate an honesty, integrity and a directness immediately evident to the viewer. The artist’s skillful and technically adept work celebrates the created world, human form , personal relationships and connection with landscapes and environments of special importance.
Angelique and Cloisonne, oil on canvas  Amaranth and Roses, oil on canvas

Gerhartz’ commanding paintings, credentials and impressive accomplishments transcend the artist’s young age. For the past decade, his paintings have been exhibited in museum, national invitational and prominent gallery exhibitions. Among his award winning paintings are Jennifer, Coffee, and Dream Lake, each of which has been awarded the Nona Jean Hulsey Buyers’ Choice Award at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Prix de West Show in 1993, 1994 and 1999. In 2001, he was presented with the show’s Frederic Remington Painting Award for exceptional artistic merit for his painting The Dance.

Schooled at the Academy of Art in Chicago, Illinois, Gerhartz also studied with renowned artist/instructors John Baitinger, Richard Schmid and Bill Parks. Dan is inspired by Russian, European and American masters including Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Carl Von Marr and Anders Zorn.

Gerhartz has been featured in publications such as Southwest Art, Focus Sante Fe, Art Talk and Art of the West along with the hardbound book, Creative Oil Painting, Techniques from 15 Master Painters by Stephen Doherty. His teaching credentials include the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona, and The Fechin Institute in Taos, New Mexico. Gerhartz’ work is included in the permanent collection of the West Bend Art Museum in Wisconsin and the Huntsville Museum of Art in Alabama.


10 responses

  1. Thank you my dear Secil…wishing you a wonderful evening…big hugs Helga

    2011/06/02 at 8:29 pm

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    2011/06/02 at 5:25 pm

  3. Thank you my dear Yara…wishing you a wonderful Thursday….big hugs Helga

    2011/06/02 at 12:49 pm

  4. Hello, dear Helga!
    have a good night!
    Thank you!
    Hugs & kisses,


    2011/06/02 at 3:28 am

  5. hello, my sweet sister! your blog is very beautiful!
    Hugs & kisses

    2011/05/28 at 4:25 am

    • Thank you my dear Yara..the painter so great and the painting picture so beautiful…it is easy to make a good blog..:-))
      wishing you a wonderful weekend….big hugs Helga

      2011/05/28 at 4:29 am

  6. lugoyaz

    Wonderful your blog here, my friend Helga. Hugs a lot. Regards Lugoyaz.

    2011/05/27 at 6:05 pm

    • Thank you my dear Lu…he is a great painter….wishing you a peaceful weeken filled with harmony an joy…big hugs Helga

      2011/05/27 at 7:05 pm

  7. Great paintings,and find it interesting how Life has its own plan for us.. even though we do not always see it coming…:-)
    Thank you for sharing his works with us Helga, and of one who is still sharing his wonderful works of Art with us today.. 🙂

    2011/05/26 at 1:03 pm

    • Thank you dear Sue, yes his painting is great…I like all his picture….

      2011/05/26 at 1:41 pm