Woman in Dark Coat - Serge Hollerbach

Serge Hollerbach, 1999

Serge Hollerbach was born in Pushkin (Tzarskoye Selo), Russia, in 1923. He studied in West Germany at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts from 1946 to 1949; then he came to New York City to study at the Art Students League in 1951, and the American Art School of New York City in 1952. He has taught at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York, conducted workshops across the country, served as juror, and lecturer.

Publications include Composing in Acrylics (Watson-Guptill, 1988), Sketches in Pen & Ink and Watercolor (Newman and Saunders Galleries, 1987), Notes of an Artist (in Russian; Overseas Publications Interchange LTD, London, 1983), City's Hot Shadows (also in Russian; Albatros Publishing House Paris, 1990), and the memoir New York Notebook (in Russian; The New Review Publishing, 2013), among others. In addition, he has published articles in American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, and Today's Art.

A National Academician, Hollerbach has served as honorary president of the American Watercolor Society and also belongs to Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists, and the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. Among his numerous prizes are the American Watercolor Society's Gold Medal in 1983, and Silver Medal in 1989 and 1990; an Audubon Artists Silver Medal in 1983; the Grumbacher Gold Medallion in 1988; Allied Artists of America Gold Medal 1985 and 1987; and First Prize in The Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition in 1986 and 1987.

Hollerbach's work is in several private and public collections, including the National Academy of Design in New York, the Yale University Art Gallery, the University of Kentucky Art Museum, The Georgia Museum of Art, The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, just to name a few.
H 40 3/8'' X W 30 1/4''

Biography courtesy of Serge Hollerbach.