About Norman Berman

My interest in art started as a child and continued throughout my education in the public school system of New York City right through with my BA and MA from Brooklyn College.  Upon my graduation in 1956, I became a teacher of fine arts in the NYC school system. I taught in both junior high schools and senior high schools. For nearly thirty-five years, I was a teacher and then a supervisor (Assistant Principal) in the high schools of the City of New York.  During my tenure in the New York City school system, I also held the rank of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art at Queensborough Community College where I taught painting, drawing, two-dimensional design, advertising design and art history.
In 1983, I was awarded the “Art Educator Award” from the New York City Art Teachers’ Association/UFT in recognition of my outstanding service and commitment to art education. I co-authored the book “Art from Clutter” which is a guidebook in the creation of artwork created from household and found objects.
As an artist, I have exhibited widely in the New York metropolitan area. My work appears in numerous private collections across the country and I am represented in the permanent collection at the Queensborough Community College Gallery and I have had works displayed at the JCC-Suffolk Y in Commack NY, several libraries in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the East Northport Jewish Center and the Polish Consulate in Manhattan. My work has also been displayed in the GE Gallery in Schenectady, NY and at SONY in NY.  I am currently a member of the ARTISTS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY and my work has been exhibited in a series of group shows for the past several years.
In November of 2013 I had a one person show at the Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.  In June/July of 2015 I had another one person show at the Shirley & Barton Weisman Delray Community Center in Delray Beach, Florida.
I do have a physical limitation, which prevents me from working on large canvases, which I used to do in oils and in acrylics. I have “brittle bone disease” called Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI).  Because of my disability, I limit myself to working on full sheet or a double elephant size Arches’ Bright White 300lb.Cold Press paper. I also work on 140 lb. Arches Bright White paper.
Since moving to Florida, I now work predominantly in watercolor and gouache and have been introducing collage elements into my work.  In the past 2 years I have also gone back to working in acrylics on canvas.