Born in 1976 and raised in Oregon on twenty-five acres of tree- and critter-filled land, Eric Wert developed an observant eye for details amidst a visual onslaught. His studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago led to work as a scientific illustrator at the Field Museum of Natural History. After earning an MFA from Northwestern University, the artist began to create the paintings documented here: a body of work that establishes Wert as a modern master. His paintings have been featured in Hi Fructose, American Art Collector, Artists Magazine, Poets and Artists, and Fusion, among others. Visit him online at werteric.com.
Events, Classes, and Seminars
Our events, classes, and seminars bring the community together to hear, learn, and discuss the most compelling issues and ideas of our day. We hope you will join us in our downtown Literary Arts space, online, and at partnering venues across Portland and Oregon.