Shapiro, who has been painting since 1974 andhas shown his art throughout the New York area, has used his brush to detailnature scenes and other things that strike him, including the New York skylineminus the World Trade Center, where he worked for years as a federal employee.
Istarted a whole series of Jewish themes from our services, said the73-year-old Shapiro, who has dabbled in art since his childhood, but becameserious about painting after chance encounters with other artists.
I was sitting next to this gentleman on thebus who was leafing through his portfolio and said he was going to do a show atthe World Trade Center, Shapiro said. The next day there was another fellowwho said he was going to do a show at the World Trade Center. I thought tomyself, I could do that also. That kind of inspired me and Ive painted eversince.
Shapiro has exhibited at the MonmouthFestival of the Arts at the Monmouth Reform Temple and most recently at theSCAN senior learning center in Eatontown. He also recently received a secondplace award in the Monmouth County Senior Art Show. A board member of theFreehold Art Society, Shapiro has exhibited widely in other individual, group,and juried shows.
Also an avid photographer, both his photosand paintings are in numerous private collections in the United States andCanada, particularly on Prince Edward Island, where he and his wife, Marcia,spent summer vacations for 19 years and where the artist spent many hourscapturing its nautical surroundings.
His work has also been on display at theJewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County in Freehold, where Kol Ams rabbi,Brooks Susman, is on the board and chairs the exhibit committee.
-"THE BOCCE PLAYERS"
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