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has been painting scenes in and about New Jersey for over 40 years.
Burde has studied with Morton Birkin, Samuel Brecher, James Carlin,
Robert Conover, Dorothy Dierks Hourihan and at The Art
Students League and Parsons New School of Design in
New York City. He
is a graduate of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, and
holds Graduate and Post-Graduate Degrees from New
Jersey City University, and Montclair State University in Fine Arts
Ken taught Fine Arts for the Belleville. NJ Public School
District for more than 33 years. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor of
Fine Art at Essex County College and teaches Graphic Design at Ocean
County College . He paints in watercolor as well as
other mediums and takes on commissioned work. Burde is an Associate
Member of the Allied Artists of America, National Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor
Society, a member of the Monmouth County Art Council and an
exhibitor at the City Without Walls Gallery in Newark NJ. His honors
include inclusion in Who's Who in American Art as well as Who's Who
among American Educators.
"I enjoy the versatility that paint has as a medium.
It affords me the opportunity to look at the world around me, and
re-create it in a different perspective using splashes of color and
value. The images I paint usually come from my day to day travels...
sometimes powerful landscapes (like waterfalls), sometimes small,
almost insignificant sights that attract my eye. I like to
give the impression in my compositions that someone might've there
about 5 minutes ago. I also like to experiment with the way
things are viewed... I enjoy painting landscapes from aerial views
rather than looking straight out at eye level... the
juxtaposition of organic coastal areas I visit, next to man-made
geometric structure fascinates me"
He Maintains his studio in Ocean Gate ,NJ, where he and his wife enjoy
the beauty of New Jersey Shore and watching their Grandsons grow!
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