Doug Zider

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Doug Zider

United States

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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
Began work at The National Broadcasting Company, 30 Rock in 1979 as a designer,
where he still works today. Started in the Scenic and Graphic Design department, working in a staff of 10 with many freelance artists, pros from the theater to Ad
agencies each with their own technical skills, styles, and tools, 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. As a graphic designer for Saturday Night Live from the early 80's to today, to many sporting events and venues, MLB, NFL, AFL, NBA, NHL, tennis, NASCAR and The Summer and Winter Olympic Games.

Doug resumed painting again in the later parts of his career, using traditional methods in prepare and application in the process. "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 with composition, drama, and most importantly, the desire and discipline to convey that view."

Doug constantly is 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.

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


*FINALIST -Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon International 2016
*Audubon Artist Award- American Artists Professional League, 87th Grand National
*FINALIST (2 paintings) Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon International 2015
*FIRST PRIZE- Laumeister Fine Arts Competition, The Bennington Arts Center, VT
*FIRST PRIZE- The Nautical Show, Salmagundi Club NYC 2015
6 time Emmy Award winning designer
7 time Promax  (promotion & design) Gold Medallion winner
5 time BDA (Broadcast Designer Association) International silver and bronze award

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