Studio Still Life #3 by Ed Bronstein
Studio Still Life #3 by Ed Bronstein. Oil on panel.
Philadelphia artist Ed Bronstein began painting in 1989 after practicing architecture in Philadelphia since 1968. For most of that time he was principal of his own firm.
He was a practicing Architect in Philadelphia for 30 years which taught him to see the world in a certain way. Having watched – and been intrigued by – his daughter’s art education, he returned to courses at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to begin “formal” art training, and subsequently decided to close his architectural practice and pursue painting as a profession.
He began to show his work first in Philadelphia and then at galleries in Delaware, Maryland and New Jersey in the mid 1990’s. He had a solo show in Dublin, Ireland in 2008.
Subject matter varies from landscapes – both rural and urban – and stillife, to scenes of industrial relics and vehicles, studio setups of “objects of affection”, and portraiture.
Much of his work (pastels, oils and gouache) has been painted on site (“en plein air”), or are studio studies completed during a single session.
This work features the tools of the trade in the artist studio. Paintbrushes and paint are the centerpieces as the artist begins works on a wooden desk. There are photos behind the paintbox which may be sources of inspiration. One imagines that the artist has been working on a still life and is contemplating another piece and that an apple and water pitcher may be included. The colors are bold and brushstrokes wide. The metallic frame surrounds the dark background and illuminates the vivid colors on the canvas. A perfect piece for any environment, contemporary or traditional. Owning a piece by this celebrated artist would be an acquisition of great value.
Framed size: 25.5″ wide x 17.5″ high