Steven Natanson (Artist)
Modern Line Drawings
About the Artist
Steven J Natanson was born in Boston, Massachusetts, at the age of five he moved to Northern California. He has lived in Texas and New Mexico and currently resides in Newport Rhode Island.
He started taking photographs at a very young age, borrowing cameras from his parents. At the age of 8 he was given his first of many cameras. In his 12th summer, while attending summer camp, he received his first exposure to a darkroom. That autumn he bought and set up his own darkroom. In the 70’s he acquired an Olympus OM-2, one of many cameras in his current collection. This was to be his main camera until 2009 when he purchased a Nikon D-90.
A life long photographer he is now showing his art work on the web and art galleries in Rhode Island.
I started drawing mazes in high school, after going through a divorce I was attempting to find a way to express my thought and feeling. Though I had taken a few art classes I have no formal training in art. These mazes were very personal to me and became a diary of where I was at or am. Friends who saw them wanted copies to attempt to work them out, by word of mouth, more people wanted to attempt them, in 1985 I self-published my first book.
I now have 5 books, note cards, postcards, prints, tote bags, tee shirts and the original draws available for purchase. I am currently working on a sixth book.
1985 Burlingame Art in the Park
1990 Mendocino Art Center – Pen and Ink Competition
1990 San Mateo County Fair – Honorable Mention
1990 Peninsula Art Association – Expanded Views
1991 Peninsula Art Association – Twin Pines Member Show
1992 Peninsula Art Association – Members Juried Show – Honorable Mention
1992 Tesori Gallery – Reflections
1992 San Mateo County Fair
2004-2006 Santa Fe Artist Market
2009 Warwick Museum of Art – Affordable Art Show
2010 Rhode Gallery
2010 Reel Gallery
2010 Newport Artisans Fair – 6th Annual Spring Show
2010 Wakefield Art Fair
2010 Reel Gallery – Colors of Summer
2010 Reel Gallery – “Artists on the Dark Side”
Article by James Day
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