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Doug
Zider
ARC Associate Living Master™
American artist
born 1956

Born in: Amityville, NY,USA

Nationality:
American

Citizenship:
United States


Biographical Information

CONTACT INFO:
Website:
www.dougzider.com
Email: dzworks98@hotmail.com
Instagram: @ziderfineart

Artist Statement:

"I live a stone's throw from the water of The Great South Bay. The bay itself runs the southern coast of central Long Island to western Suffolk County with the barrier islands its only source of protection from the wide open sea.

As an islander and boater my whole life, the bay has always been the source of play, work, and peace of mind. A delicate environment always changing, always giving up something new to see, a true natural resource. It is with great pleasure I study and paint what has been given to us."

BIO SUMMARY:

Born in Amityville, raised in Massapequa, NY, 1956
Attended Roger Williams College, Bristol RI, received BA 1978
Attended The School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY, studying realism painting

Doug began work at The National Broadcasting Company, 30 Rock in 1979 as a designer, where he still works today. He started in the Scenic and Graphic Design department, working in a staff of 10 with many freelance artists, pros from fields ranging from theater to Ad agencies,each with their own technical skills, styles, and tools, making the experience an all arts feeding ground. A six-time Emmy Award Winner at NBC, Doug has participated in a wide range of creative teams in entertainment and sports and works as a graphic designer for Saturday Night Live, and formerly designed for many sporting events and venues, MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, NHL, tennis, NASCAR and The Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Doug's father John "Jack" was very much the professional in his field as lead designer for Grumman Aircraft's Art Dept. in Bethpage, NY in the 50's and 60's. As a commercial designer and illustrator in his early years, he followed the wave of abstract painting to Long Island, giving his family the opportunity to grow at the waters edge. Never lacking the use of his father's drafting supplies and oil paints, Doug's interests took an early hold. He worked as a teenager on the Great South Bay as a dock master with early morning rises to lay the traps in the marshes, and still claims that it was the best job he ever had. His love of the Arts and the sea had always faired well together, as he always had the bay at hands reach on Long Island as well as the barrier islands to the Atlantic, and summer days that seemingly never ended. Doug resumed painting again in the later parts of his career, using traditional methods in preparation and application. "Understanding the medium and its characteristics is a never ending learning process, technically and artistically. How the color, value and light represents the image is essential to composition, drama, and most importantly, the desire and discipline to convey that view."

Doug is constantly turning to the water for true inspiration, with runs to the shore with endless coastal settings. He has studied Plein Air and composition with acclaimed landscape painter Joseph McGurl at his studio in Cataumet, Massachusetts, applying the field techniques to the studio work, relying on one's eye and the understanding of nature's way. Doug's original work is represented in galleries of Connecticut, Maine, and New York and his print work is international.

AFFILIATIONS- (current)

The Salmagundi Club - Artist Member
American Artist Professional League - Artist Member
Art Renewal Center - designated, Associate Living Master™

CREDITS & AWARDS
SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS:
REPRESENTATION

Island Horizon

-2010
Oil on canvas
50.8 x 76.2 cm
(20" x 30")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
Island Horizon
Waters of Grace

Oil
55.88 x 96.52 cm
(22" x 38")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
Waters of Grace
The Hilltop

Oil
30.48 x 60.96 cm
(12" x 24")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
The Hilltop
The Great South Bay

Oil
43.18 x 26.67 cm
(17" x 10½")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
The Great South Bay
Glimmerglass

Oil
40.64 x 71.12 cm
(16" x 28")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
Glimmerglass
Sunset at The Heading

-2016
Oil on wood panel
40.64 x 71.12 cm
(16" x 28")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
Sunset at The Heading
The Traveler

-2016
Oil on wood panel
53.34 x 38.1 cm
(21" x 15")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
The Traveler
The Valley Path

-2016
Oil on wood panel
40.64 x 30.48 cm
(16" x 12")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
The Valley Path
Narrasketuck Races of Amityville

-2015
Oil on wood panel
33.02 x 60.96 cm
(13" x 24")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
Narrasketuck Races of Amityville
The Fall- Central Park South

-2015
Oil on wood panel
36.83 x 53.34 cm
(14½" x 21")
Private collection

Added: 2016-04-27
The Fall- Central Park South