Bernard BortnickÕs primary focus is pictorial depictions that have social and political connotations. The artist finds the figurative mode of painting to be the most effective means to deliver his messages. The works frequently display multiple cryptic meanings enticing the viewer to search the clues to understand the painting. However, the artist is also vitally interested in the way the work is painted, composed, and imaged, employing tonality, color, line and volume to convey the message.


Bernard Bortnick was born in Milwaukee WI, in 1932, raised in Kansas City Missouri. He is married with 3 children. In addition to being a painter, Bortnick is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a former professor of Architecture at Washington University, and has designed over 100 buildings around the world.


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