Richard Dick Zimmerman Research Paper

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Richard ‘Dick’ Zimmerman (born 1942) is a popular and renowned portrait artist and commercial photographer. Zimmerman has been painting portraits for over 50 years, and is often referred to by the media as an Artistic Genius, the most accomplished Portrait Artist of the XX century, and the complete portrait artist of his time (references needed). Combining his painting techniques with experience in photographic arts, Dick Zimmerman developed a unique portrait painting style, characterized by increased depth and realism. 1. Life and Career A native of New York, Dick Zimmerman has been inspired to be a Portraiture artist since he was 7. Throughout his teenage years, he was developing his craft and paid his way through formal education by…show more content…
It is in Europe that he decided to bolster his painting techniques with his experience in photographic arts to produce the realistic portrait style he later became famous for. In (year?), Zimmerman returned to the US with sophisticated European portraits and opened a studio in Los Angeles. His innovative painting technique made him the most sought after portrait artist in Hollywood. Some of the world’s most celebrated musicians, actors, and politicians have hailed Zimmerman as the “image maker”. In addition to his Los Angeles studio, Dick Zimmerman later opened a studio in Tampa, Florida, to be able to service his East Coast, as well as European, clients. 2. Artistic Achievements Zimmerman has painted portraits for over 1000 celebrities, with his list of iconic clients including Nicole Kidman, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, John Travolta, Robin Williams, Kelly Preston, Heather Locklear, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Aaron Spelling, Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Barbara Mandrell, Tom Jones, Joan Collins, Paul Newman, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Cruise, Bob Hope, William Shatner and many

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