About Berc Ketchian

"With A Masterful Play of Light & Darkness, Berc Creates A Special Aura"

Born In Istanbul, Turkey, Berc following his passion, in nineteen hundred and sixty five he left Istanbul for Nice, France to immerse himself and future study of the arts. To support himself, he found work with the renowned artist and sculpturer, Benvenuti. Traveling to Paris to continue his painting, Berc was fortunate to hold several additional showings at Montparnasse. His love of painting the Native Street People combined with his extraordinary use of watercolor and oil, have enabled Berc to transmit the warmth, strength, and pastel serenity of his talents to the canvases. After a successful experience in France, Berc returned to Istanbul in seventy one to open his studio of art and decoration. Traveling throughout the Islands of Greece, Berc discovered his path. In his own words, “I experienced my renaissance when I discovered bodrum (Halikarnasus) and the paintings of small villages and their peoples.” Berc moved his family to the United States in nineteen eighty three and settled in Northern New Jersey. -Perry Frantsmann

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Berc's masterful brush strokes immortalize on canvas the nightlife in the local cafes.

High Class Magazine

The work is essentially emotional, romantic. His shapes have a soft but powerful presence, and he is able to transcend matter.

Victoria DonohoeInquirer Art Critic

Detailed studies of human nature that touch the viewer's soul with a poignancy that the artist deliberately delivers on canvas.

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