Legacy - A Collection of Work by Steve Alpert
Serendipity Gallery is proud to present a collection of work by Steve Alpert. Special event on July 4th from 12 to 4 pm features his military themed work.
Steve Alpert is a Fine art painter born in Manhattan, in 1951. He started painting three decades ago in college. Then he chose another career. In New York City, he became a television journalist for CBS and NBC, shooting and editing tape as well as writing scripts for news segments. Later, Mr. Alpert went into independent producing, creating industrial and documentary films for 20 years.
Mr. Alpert’s career took another turn. Following the tragic, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and events that led America to war in Afghanistan and later Iraq, Mr. Alpert took stock of his life. With the strong support of wife, Dorothy, Mr. Alpert decided now was time to turn his talent, creativity and energy toward painting. He devoted more and more time to producing landscape paintings of sweeping skies, fields and beaches from his studio in Quogue, New York on Long Island’s East End.
Today, Mr. Alpert’s works have been exhibited and sold in galleries from Red Bank NJ, Rockland Maine, Westport CT, Quebec City, to Key West , Hawaii, New York City, and the East End of Long Island, NY.
While Mr. Alpert continues to paint landscapes, the non-stop media images of the War on Terror and the controversy surrounding the conflict have dramatically influenced his artistic direction. One controversial moment occurred in March 2004, involving photographs taken of flag-draped coffins at Dover Air Force base in Delaware.
During the months of July, August, and September, Serendipity of Litchfield will exhibit a selection of Mr. Alpert’s art, honoring the military who served our country, and celebrating the 300th Anniversary of Litchfield, CT.
Mr. Alpert’s goal for his newest genre of work is to pay tribute to the courageous American men and women who serve the military as well as veterans who fought previous wars. He just completed a major work, “Legacy,” for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation.