His mastery of the female figure, the clothed figure especially, is brilliant. He has drawn inspiration from the very old tradition of romanticism and symbolism. His absolutely lavish surfaces, color and lighting are in harmony with his expressionistic brushstroke, application and modeling of light and shade. Artist, Dan Gerhartz, was born in Kewaskum, Wisconsin in 1965. He continues to live and work in the same area with his wife and three children. Dan received his formal training at the Academy of Art in Chicago. He also studied with Richard Schmid and has been inspired by Russian, European and American masters including Nicolai Fechin, John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla. His paintings are sensitive yet evocative creations, which dramatize his bold and ambitious technique.