NEAL KORN

            Neal Korn was born in Nyack, NY. He is a very interesting artist and I find his work clean and different. His work feels deeply personal and open to interpretation at the same time. He seems to be asking his audience “I understand what this means to me…now what does this mean to you?” His interest in art started at an early age. At six years old he discovered art through the reading and drawing of comic books. Because of his ability to draw well he received early praise from his fellow elementary students and teachers who would ask him to draw things for them.

            Neal went on to college and would major in Psychology. He took a drawing class and realized that this was his true path in life. After college, Neal would work in any job that had art as a connection. Working for Barnes & Nobles in their display department, working as an art framer in NYC or teaching art in New Jersey. Neal first received some recognition after winning the Shaw Award for Painting at Brooklyn College and followed that up by showing his art in galleries and museums. He also won awards and grants from the Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship, Geraldine R. Dodge mini-grants, FAWC, and HEART grants. He has been published in the Best of Painting book (Rockport), The Newark Star Ledger, The New York Times, Go Out, The Courier News, Who’s Who in the East and on NJ.com. He was also recognized for Outstanding Achievement by the Union County Board of Freeholders (his work is in a time capsule) and was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Kean University.

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