About Paintings

From interview with Temple of Apelles – June 2016 Silhouettes of palm trees darkened the balmy Los Angeles evening, the first time I made acquaintance with Shaun Berke. Somehow out of place in all the technicolor, is a man of keen intelligence and a Rasputin-esque elegance, with darkly devious paintings …

About Painter

Berke, Shaun (b. 1983) American painter, Venetian School by lineage; apprenticeship, Odd Nerdrum, Stavern, Norway; apprenticeship, Richard Houston, Venice, Italy; apprenticeship, David Luce, Pasadena, California; instructor, Art Center College of Design; B.F.A., Art Center College of Design; A.A., Moorpark College; member, Getty Research Institute; member, Portrait Society of America; lecturer, Williamsburg …