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About the Artist

Edward F. Horvath is an award winning professional graphic designer and painter. His career as a commercial artist started after graduating from South Bergen Technical School in Moonachie NJ. He later attented School Of Visual Arts and majored in Illustration.

Horvath studied oil painting with John Osborne at Ridgewood Art Institute at nights and out doors on weekends. John Osbourne has and always will be a major influence in his work. He is currently works as a Freelance Art Director, Digital illustrator, Designer, Photographer and Retoucher for Healthcare marketing companies.

As a painter, Horvath paints En plein air, portraits, still life’s and other types of paintings that inspire him to tell a story. His oil paintings are in many exclusive private and public collections.
Edward F. Hiorvath's Advertisng and graphic design work as been recognized by The Art Directors Club of NJ, The New Jersey Ad Club, The Rx Club of NY and The Paperboard Council.
He has also received a number of awards for his oil paintings from various regional art shows and open juried shows.

Artist statement

The beauty of nature inspires me to paint subjects that I find interesting or have an attachment too. I paint with a prismatic palette of colors to try to capture the light and atmosphere of what I choose to paint. I enjoy painting outdoors in surrounding areas around Bergen County where I live. While driving to a destination to paint, I get excited thinking about the conditions of the day. I love painting landscapes on a dark or sunny day it doesn’t matter which. After I finally set-up to paint and start working I loose all sense of time. In trying to capture a scene or as I call it a “fresh catch” the minutes become seconds and hour’s become minutes. Before you know it hours have passed. It’s time to leave nature and go home a cup of coffee and reflect on what I have painted that morning. My paintings are moments passing in time, like recording little “snap shots” of life.  That’s what I love about painting.


Edward F. Horvath