Edward Aldrich Biography
More than a faithful reproduction, the wildlife art of Edward Aldrich captures the very essence of the animal as well...each image becomes a stolen moment with an animal.
Edward Aldrich is an artist dedicated to reaching beyond the realistic rendering of wildlife and the natural world. He is convinced that conveying the inherent being of an animal is integral to his work. His style breathes life into his subjects and invokes the viewer into feeling that he or she is actually a witness to the scene. The viewer is not left to simply look and appreciate, but is drawn into experiencing the essence of that is depicted. In short, his is an art of feeling as well as portrayal.
Mr. Aldrich graduated in 1987 from the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1991, at the age of 26, he was juried into the Society of Animal Artists and has had work in their annual 'Art and the Animal' shows; 1997 was the fourth year that Mr. Aldrich was accepted into the prestigious Birds in Art show in Wausau, WI. Two of his paintings were also selected to be included in the Christie's auction held in London during July 1995. To date he has had ten one man shows in various galleries.
He was one of six artists chosen to be featured in American Artist magazine's Emerging Artists issue of August 1988 and was honored to be the cover artist. He has had two articles written about him in Wildlife Art magazine including the Artist Vignette section of the November/December 1988 issue and a feature article in the May/June 1997 issue. He has also been featured in the September/October 1993 issue of InformArt magazine.
'Drawing and Painting Animals', published by Watson/Guptill, is Mr. Aldrich's first book. Written by and featuring over 100 of his paintings and drawings, this book is Mr. Aldrich's first venture into expressing what goes into his artwork. The book was released in October 1998.
Mr. Aldrich depicts wildlife from around the world, his preference being the cat family, primates, and exotic birds. He paints in both watercolor and oil.
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