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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

GEORGE HOLZER

GEORGE HOLZER

Artist Work

Stages Of Change-Pentad
2006
photograph
28" x 43"
Ginko Leaf 1
2008
photograph
12" x 24"
Eaten Leaf II
2008
photograph
20" x 20"
MagnoliaBud(Shroud)
2005
photograph
20" x 20"
Dashing Stick
2008
photograph
20" x 20"

Artist Information

Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Bio

George Holzer is an artist, digital printmaker, photographer, and teacher who has been living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland since 1991. Besides his own fine art photography, he is also involved in a number of art related activities, foremost being collaborating with and crafting quality digital IRIS prints for a number of internationally known as well as Mid-Atlantic area artists. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, George stayed on to work at the University’s experimental, collaborative art facility, Graphicstudio. At the end of eight years at Graphicstudio, he moved to Maryland where he spent another eight years with Saff Tech Arts (STA), a unique atelier located in Oxford, Maryland. STA specialized in major scale, experimental, collaborative projects and required excellence in craftsmanship and the mindful, respectful concern for the artist’s intent and aesthetic within the collaborative process. Both studios produced works shown and archived at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and provided George with an opportunity to work closely with Graphicstudio and STA founder, artist and author, Donald Saff. During his sixteen years at these studios, George gained experience in collaborating on experimental as well as traditional projects with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, James Turrell, Nancy Graves, Robert Mapplethorpe, Philip Pearlstein, Chuck Close, and Jim Dine. In recent years George has worked on digital projects with internationally known artists Robert Rauschenberg and James Rosenquist as well as several print projects with the Guggenheim Museum, NYC. Some of George’s collaborations with Mid-Atlantic area artists have included: Celia Pearson, Gus Butera, James Plumb, Linda Farwell, Marc Castelli, Anne Nielsen, Esther Levy, Doris Lerman, Wayne Bryan, Larry Schroth, and Meryl Salzinger.