Ted Goerschner

1933-2012

Raised both in New Jersey and New England, Ted Goerschner’s earliest art influence was his 8th grade teacher.  She was an exchange teacher from Australia who opened the young student’s eyes to his artistic talent and gave him the push he needed.

 

Goerschner’s grandfather was an artist, so “I guess it runs in the family.  I never wanted to be anything else.  I tried other things; they never worked.”  Goerschner loves the freedom of being an artist and the people and the places that he is able to visit.  Fulfillment for him is the happiness he is able to bring to others with his special talent.  The artist hopes his work gives joy to the viewer.  “I feel art should lift up the spirit, not drag it down – T.V. usually takes care of that!”  Years of studies, observations, challenges, successes and lessons permeate the walls of his studio, a telling picture of an artist’s life long commitment to perfection – transferring nature onto canvas.

 

Ted attended the Art Student’s League in New York; the Newark School of Fine Industrial Art, New Jersey, and the University of Florida in Tampa, Florida.  He has proudly served his country through two years active military service in Korea.  His work appears in numerous publications, has won many distinguished awards, and appears in many public and private collections including the Holiday Inn Corporate Collection, the Mr. Kevin Costner Collection, and the Household Finance Corporate Collection.

Exhibited:
The National Academy of Design – New York City, NY
Allied Artist – New York City, NY
The Salamagundi Club – New York City, NY
Rockport Art Association – Rockport, MA
Numerous national, regional, group and solo exhibitions

 

Published:
Oil Painting the Workshop Experience - North Light Books, 1995
Freshen Your Painting With New Ideas - North Light Books, 1994
Energize Your Paintings With Color - North Light Books, 1993
Contemporary Western Artists, 1992
20 Oil Painters and How They Work - Watson Buptic Books, 1978

 

Magazine Articles or Features:
“American Art Collector” - 2005
“Art of the West” – 1997, 1988
“U.S. Art” – 1987
“Southwest Art” – 1981
“Art and Graphics Today” – 1988
“American Artist” - 1977

 

Collections:
Mr. Barney Marcus – CEO Home Depot
Mr. Bill Dahlberg – CEO of the Year, 1995
Light Foot Schultz Foundation Collection
Household Finance Corporate Collection
Holiday Inn Corporate Collection
Mr. Kevin Costner Collection
Dr. Boris Blai Collection – Dean Emeritus, Tyler School of Art

 

Special Distinctions:
Oil Painters of America – Master Signature Painter
Oil Painters of America – Honorary Signature Member
California Art Club – Member by Invitation
Teacher of numerous workshops

 

Awards:
Oil Painters of America – National Show – People’s Choice Award, 1997
Oil Painters of America – National Show – People’s Choice Award, 1996
Gold Medal Rockport Art Association, 1977
New Members Award – Rockport Art Association, 1975
First New Jersey State Show – Trenton, 1966
First New Jersey State Show – Trenton, 1967

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