Ned Bittinger is an award-winning portrait painter who also enjoys painting figurative scenes, landscapes and illustrations. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and a Masters of Fine Art from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 1982.
Ned is teaching: Portrait Painting Workshop and Portrait Painting Demo
Influenced by such great artists as John Singer Sargent, Ilya Repin, Valentin Serov and N.C. Wyeth, Ned paints in a style of realism that retains fresh and spontaneous brushwork thereby imparting energy and immediacy to his paintings.
His list of portrait subjects includes: Dr. Henry Kissinger, Secretaries of State James A. Baker and Lawrence Eagleburger, Congresswoman Lindy Boggs; Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine; John Evans, a founder of C-Span, Shirley MacLaine, and many leaders of the corporate, legal, medical and diplomatic professions. His portraits are included in the collections of the US Capitol, the US State Department, the Pentagon, University of Virginia, Loyola College, Jefferson Medical University, George Washington University, University of South Carolina, North Carolina State University, New York University, and the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University.
In 2004 he was chosen by the U.S. House of Representatives to paint the official portrait of Abraham Lincoln to hang in their chambers. The Portrait Society of America has awarded him their Certificate of Excellence in 2007; The Certificate of Merit in 2006, and the Honors Award for Portraiture two years in a row in 2003 and 2004.
Ned lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website: www.nedbittinger.com