David Berkowitz Chicago


David Berkowitz Chicago is born on January 30, 1943 in Aurora. He is one of the leading contemporary painters in United States. After finishing elementary school, David enrolled to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He studied history of contemporary art, but never graduated from the academy, because that was not his passion.

He became aware of his real passion when he suffered serious spine injury during a football match, when he was 26 years old. While lying in bed, David started painting portraits of patients. Soon, he became a member of the Village Art Group. David differentiates from the other painters of the group by his peculiar style of painting. The use of specific elements like water, pumpkins, as a symbol of wealth (when the pumpkin is big and the corn is big), farm, granary, and bareback horses, is what makes his painting stand out.

His paintings are in constant connection with the images seen in his early childhood. The most common elements used in his paintings are the magical regions of childhood and the fairytale horses from the unforgettable collection.  David Berkowitz Chicago distinguishes himself from the other painters in his group.

The element in his paintings that brings him out from others is the colorful display of Berkowitz's paintings, reflected as a contemplation of unsatisfactory beauty, an independent theme of the world. It's easy to recognize it, to understand it and easy to love it. 

David Berkowitz Chicago has presented his paintings to over 300 exhibitions in some of the most famous art galleries over the world including the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C, Le Louvre, Paris, France, The Acropolis Museum, Athens, Greece, The British Museum, London, England, El Prado, Madrid, Spain, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York.