Speaker: George Holtzer
Date and Time: Monday, November 7, 2016
“Creative Photography: Expressing Ideas”
George’s talk will focus on creative photography and expressing ideas through image making. Examples of his own work over the past 40 years and a selection of other photographers will be presented along with a discussion of his beliefs and understanding of photography.
George Holzer, an artist with photography as is his preferred medium resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. In addition to his own fine art photography he is also involved in a number of art related activities. These include photographing artwork for publication and portfolios, scanning and custom Photoshop work, fine art handling, fine art framing, exhibition lighting and installations, and teaching photography and Photoshop.
After receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida (1981), George stayed on to work at the University’s groundbreaking experimental, collaborative art facility, Graphicstudio with director Donald Saff. After nine years at Graphicstudio George moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore (1991) and spent eight years with Saff Tech Arts (STA), a unique atelier founded and directed by Donald Saff. Located in Oxford, Maryland, STA specialized in experimental, often large scale, collaborative projects with high level internationally known artists.
STA, like Graphicstudio, produced works shown and archived at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and sold at many galleries in the USA and abroad. Some of the notable artists the two studios worked with included Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, James Turrell, Nancy Graves, Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Pearlstein, Chuck Close, and Jim Dine.