by admin on August 30, 2010

Artist: Ed Balcourt Artist: Ed Balcourt

Ed Balcourt has been a great asset to the art society for many decades.  He received his education at Pratt Institute majoring in Illustration.  He has diverse experience with New York advertising & publishing companies.  Ed operated three art studios in Manhattan & also had a hand in illustrating paperback book covers & movie art posters.

Balcourt was a major force during the hey-day of classic illustration where he represented many well known artists during this classic illustration era. Visit the prestigious “Illustration” magazine to see Ed’s interview with Author & paperback illustration aficionado, Gary Lovisi, that elaborates on Ed’s  legendary life & career.

In 2008 Slidell Art League awarded Ed Master Artist of the Year. He was also a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists.  He painted portraits of prominent CEO’s of corporations & many family portraits for private collectors.  His works are displayed on the walls of many commercial buildings, galleries & private homes.

Ed has been awarded various certificates of recognition from prominent local politicians for sharing the “gift of art” while giving back to the community and has been featured on local television.   Ed grew up in Brooklyn & then raised his family on Long Island with his beloved wife.  After a few balmy years in Florida, Ed moved back to New York to be close to his family.  He now resides in Port Washington where at 91 years of age, he teaches painting at two senior centers in town & continues to exhibit his paintings.

All  Paintings Can Be Bought Or Commissioned By Ed Baclourt
Custom Oil Painting Portraits Can Be Painted From Your Existing Photos

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