Eric Holzman paints with a lushness and a delicacy that feels almost Baroque. His paintings, typically done in watercolor and egg tempera, have been described as evoking Renaissance masters, Chinese landscapes and Japanese scroll paintings. Holzman’s work often depicts quiet scenes from the natural world, rendered soft and atmospheric under a haze of paint. Situated within a vein of observational landscape painting that harkens back to Monet and the
Impressionists as well as the American tradition, Holzman’s work also feels contemporary in the way it reaches towards abstraction. Holzman was born in New York City and received his BFA from the Tyler School of Art and his MFA from Yale University. In 2003 he received the Atlantic Pacific Fellowship, an exchange program that allows American artists to live and work in Japan. He continues to place the human connection to nature at the center of his work, and lives and paints in New York City.