Why Commission A Portrait?
Serge Strosberg, Palm Beach & New York Portraits
Give A Lasting Gift Of Legacy And Investment
A painted portrait is a treasured art object that will last for generations – long after photographs have faded or been misplaced. No one captures the essence of an individual in a painting like the critically acclaimed Belgian-American portrait artist, Serge Strosberg.
Acknowledging that the challenging part in portraiture is not the likeness but getting the personality of a person absolutely right, the artist strives to capture on canvas the very essence of an individual. The secret of Serge’s success lies in his innately human approach. Before any sketching is done, he enjoys spending time with his subject and watching for unintended revelations – moments when the pretense is dropped and the soil rises to the surface. These are the gestures, expressions, and attitudes that the artist instills in his memory to recreate on canvas not only a true likeness but also an honest reflection of the person. One that is known and portrayed in an entirely authentic way.
Commission A Portrait By Serge Strosberg
A comprehensive commissioning service is provided from start to finish at no additional expense that will guarantee complete satisfaction.
For twenty years, Serge Strosberg’s clientele has included the foremost names in the international worlds of arts & academia, among them:
U.S. District Judge Daniel Hurley of the Federal Court of Florida
Deborah Simon, Trustee of Mercersburg Academy
Michel Dahan, the Director of BNP Paribas Bank Investments
Bruno Cohen, the Chairman of Galien Foundation
Tereza Wagner, the Cultural Director of UNESCO
Jacqueline du Pré family
RXR Realty, Marvin Rosenberg, Lori and Greg Margolis
Herb Krauss, Vietnam Veteran, head of Chapter 25
Lady Collins, wife of Lord Justice Lawrence Collins
Baron Collins of Mapesbury
Jean-Alain Rault, Director of AXA
Serge Strosberg trained at two of Europe’s finest academies: Academie Julian and the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts. Following in the footsteps of the Renaissance masters, the artist mixes his own pigments by combining oils with egg tempera. Strosberg’s key influences include Rembrandt, Holbein, and Tiepolo, who are known for capturing the human spirit on canvas.
A portrait style steeped in the European tradition, he remains uniquely contemporary in style sharing a clarity of vision with European Modernists Otto Dix and Lucian Freud, who painted without fear or deference as well as American painters, Alice Neel and Andrew Wyeth, who painted portraits unconstrained by the concurrent forces of Pop Art, Abstract Expressionism, and American Photorealism.
Strosberg catches at a glance whatever positive energy bears in his model and manages to restitute it in his gentle portraits. The result is a rewarding artistic experience.
— Tereza Wagner, representative of the UNESCO Director General and Senior Program Specialist at the UNESCO Culture Sector.
The big challenge that Serge accepted when doing my full body commissioned portrait was successfully capturing my smile which he said was the essence of my personality and character.
— Dr. Marvin Rosenberg, Palm Beach resident, dentist, owner of a dental clinic and former model
Serge Strosberg lives and works between New York and Palm Beach, Florida.
Strosberg studied graphic design and illustration and graduated with honors from prestigious Academie Julian in Paris. He was the recipient of the Jan Cockx Prize given
by Flor Bex, the Director of M HKA, Museum of Contemporary
Art of Antwerp.
He has works in the collections of The Shanghai
Himalayas Art Museum, China; The Felix Nussbaum Museum,
Germany; and the Jewish Museum of Belgium.
His work has been exhibited in more than sixty solo and group shows in Europe, China, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include:
The White Room Gallery, New York
Lichtundfire, New York
Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary, New York
Elaine Baker Gallery, Florida
Sponder Baker Gallery, Boca Raton
Paul Fisher Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Lionheart Gallery, New York
The Jewish Museum Amsterdam
The Norton Sculpture Gardens, Palm Beach, Florida
The Lighthouse Center for the Arts, Jupiter, Florida
His work is also in more than one hundred and fifty collections such as: RXR Realty, the Southern District Court of Florida, Executive Chef Marcus Samuelson, Mercersburg Academy, cellist Jacqueline du Pré’s family, and etc. . .
Serge Strosberg has been commissioned to do portraits since 2000 in the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Florida, and New York for prestigious institutions such as the Southern District Court of Florida, Mercersburg Academy, The Prix Galien Foundation, and many private collections including the honorary cultural director of UNESCO, the Jacqueline du Pré family, the director of investment banking of BNP Paribas, and etc…