been painting and exhibiting as a fine artist for over 60 years.
He has had had 36 solo shows across the country including venues
in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C,., San Francisco,
Maine and Nashville TN. He has appeared in numerous national
and international exhibitions including the National Portrait
Gallery, the National Academy Annuals, the Mexico City Museum
of Art, the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Butler Midyear
Annuals. He has won 38 major prizes and awards from several of
these annual exhibitions and the National Academy Museum has
honored him with 9 prizes including the Ranger Purchase Awards
in 1965 and 1983
are represented in 32 public collections including the Arkansas
Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of
Art, the New Britain Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
the Denver Art Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and
the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. His work is included
in numerous private collections both in the U.S. and Europe.
Since 1993 he has lectured in museums and university graduate
programs on the theme of realist art. He has written articles
in online and print publications on the same subject matter.
April 2015 A
Graphic Odyssey, 60 years of drawing at the Century Association.
Burton Silverman; the Humanist Spirit a retrospective at the
Hofstra University Museum, LI, NY
2010 Realism Recovered A 10 year retrospective at the Sherwin
Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Tulsa OK
2006 A retrospective
exhibit titled the Intimate Eye; the Drawings of Burton Silverman
at the Brigham Young Museum of Art and traveled to the Butler
institute of American Art and the Lyme Academy College of Art
2005 he was awarded the 7th Annual Excellence in the Arts Award
from the Newington Cropsey Cultural Foundation .
of 2005 the Delaware Art Museum hosted the exhibition Glorious
Dignity: Drawings of the Montgomery Bus Boycott by Harvey Dinnerstein
and Burton Silverman and a sequential loan exhibit of these
works has been shown in a 50th Anniversary Exhibition: Protest
in Montgomery at the Montgomery Museum of Art in 2006.
May 2004 he was
awarded the Gold Medal of the Portrait Society of America for
lifetime achievement in figurative art