Ezra Siegel:

Chicago born artist Ezra Siegel, comes from an artistic family. His father Arthur Siegel, is a world renowned photographer and his mother, Irene Siegel, a well know Chicago painter.  At an early age, Ezra took an interest in architecture. He attended Francis Parker High School Chicago born artist Ezra Siegel, comes from an artistic family. His father Arthur Siegel, is a world renowned photographer and his mother, Irene Siegel, a well know Chicago painter.  At an early age, Ezra took an interest in architecture. He attended Francis Parker High School in Chicago and graduated from Vassar College in 1982 with a major in Art History and Architecture.  He has lived throughout the world, but returned to the Chicago area to pursue his painting career.  Though Ezra has spent many hours visiting museums and perusing art books, he considers himself a self-trained artist. Ezra primarily shows in and around Chicago.  He has also shown in New York and internationally.  Ezra has been awarded recognition by numerous juries such as the Illinois Arts Council and Art Loop Open. Chicago and graduated from Vassar College in 1982 with a major in Art History and Architecture.  He has lived throughout the world, but returned to the Chicago area to pursue his painting career.  Though Ezra has spent many hours visiting museums and perusing art books, he considers himself a self-trained artist. Ezra primarily shows in and around Chicago.  He has also shown in New York and internationally.  Ezra has been awarded recognition by numerous juries such as the Illinois Arts Council and Art Loop Open.

“My aesthetic desire is to paint something fresh and in the moment using traditional techniques such as layering of paint, washes, and glazes.  I find myself on a road that is leading me towards more and more minimalism.  The world today seems so full that instinctively my paintings move towards quiet contemplation, a visual massage, both soothing and invigorating.”