Marc Burckhardt's work juxtaposes old world styles and symbols with contemporary themes. Through the study and use of old masters' techniques such as glazing and layering varnishes, he achieves the texture and luminosity that distinguish his paintings. The aged surface denotes importance and gravity which is then juxtaposed with Burckhardt's often quirky or mischievous subjects.
A past instructor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and Texas State University, Marc was named Texas State Artist for 2010 by the Texas Legislature & House and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and in 2011 he was selected to be the official artist of the Texas Book Festival. He is a recipient of the prestigious Hamilton King Award.
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