Burton Silverman


Burton Silverman has exhibited in galleries and museums since 1956. He has had 34 solo shows and retrospective exhibitions at The Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), the Brigham Young University Museum of Art (Provo, UT), The Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts (Old Lyme, CT), and most recently at Hofstra University Museum (Hempstead, NY). Silverman has won 33 prizes, including nine major purchase awards from the National Academy Museum (New York City) and Gold Medals from the Portrait Society of America and the American Watercolor Society. The artist also received an honorary doctorate from the Academy of Art University (San Francisco). His paintings are represented in 29 public collections, including 35 pieces in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC). He has authored two instructional books and two monographs on painting and drawing, which were published in conjunction with his retrospective exhibitions. In addition to having lectured in graduate art programs and museums across the country on all aspects of realistic painting, Silverman has had a highly acknowledged portrait-painting career that has included private and institutional subjects, his most recent being that of Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan.