Warner Friedman is an American contemporary landscape artist who uses shaped canvases to display vivid scenes set behind an architectural structure such as a fence, a gate, a bridge, a window or a door. Friedman makes his paintings so realistic by building models and photographing the natural light falling on the scene. The unique characteristic of each of these paintings is the presence of a horizontal line at eye level.
Friedman was born in the Bronx, NY, and spent his early career studying engineering. These skills can be seen in the mechanical drawings that he prepares before starting to paint. He completed his studies at the Cooper Union art school, and then began his career as a painter in New York City. Later in his career, he moved to Sheffield, MA in the heart of the Berkshires and was inspired by the surrounding landscape. His seascapes scenes mostly come from Florida and Maine, where the painter visits family and friends.
Warner has won many awards including a Pollock Krasner and a Mass Cultural Council, and he is included in many prestigious collections.