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Ted Goerschner Biography
Ted Goerschner was born in New Jersey in 1933. At the age of 6 he started drawing and knew he wanted to be an artist. Inspired by his grandfather who was a successful painter and sculptor, Ted committed himself to his studies. He attended the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art in New Jersey, and after a two-year commitment in the Korean War, studied painting at the Art Student's League in New York City.
While pursuing his career, he supported himself in many professions until in 1977 he got his big break when Charles Movalli wrote an article on him in American Artist magazine. Goerschner's career soared.
He became a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America and was voted into membership in the California Art Club. He has published four books on painting, and has given many workshops to aspiring artists. He has exhibited at the Art Students League in New York, The National Academy of Design in New York, The Salamagundi Club in New York, and the Rockport Art Association.
He has been featured in many magazine articles, American Art Collector in 2006, International Artist 2006, Art of the West 1997, 1988; U.S. Art 1987, Southwest Art 1981, Art and Graphics Today 1988 and American Artist 1977.
He has earned the following awards, People Choice Award, Oil Painters of America, National Show 1997 & 1996, Gold medal, Rockport Arts Associaiton 1977, and New Member Award, Rockport Art Association 1975. His work is in prestigious private and corporate collections.