b. 1950 Toronto, Canada
d. 2023 Toronto, Canada
Canadian artist Tony Scherman is best known for his masterful encaustic techniques. In his paintings, pigment and wax create lush, textured, and dramatic surfaces. His portraiture and still lives are carefully imbued with a dream-like intensity. The frenetic brush-strokes also add to the arresting quality of his paintings.
Scherman frequently painted faces or imagery that is visually disconnected from the background. He often called upon historical figures, events and periods. However, he would evoke layers of deeper meaning by pairing his subjects with modern themes and symbolism.
He exhibited extensively in the United States, Canada, and Europe. He has been featured in The New York Times, Art in America, Art Papers, and American Art Collector. His paintings are held in various public, private and corporate collections.