Herbert L. Kornfeld Biography

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Herb Kornfeld (b. 1915), born in Great Falls, MT and trained in Los Angeles at the Chouinard School of Art with Palmer Schoppe, is as colorful as the pictures he paints. A seasoned traveler, Kornfeld has journeyed to China, Sweden, France, Greece, England, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States, painting in remote as well as accessible villages and cities. For months on end, he settles into a community to extract its spirit and flavor.

These sojourns have included a trip to England, following the Thames River From its mouth to its source and months spent traveling with a well-known circus in Canada to capture on his canvases the highs and lows of circus life. The California coast has been an ongoing passion for Kornfeld which he has painted extensively over the years. "Just when I think I have painted every inch of the California coast, I find some exciting inch I've missed," states Kornfeld.

Herb Kornfeld's home base and studio are in Hollywood, California. His paintings, mostly created outdoors on location, can be found in private and public collections throughout the world. He has exhibited at the Long Beach Museum of Art, The Downey Museum of Art, The U. S. Navy Museum, Charles M. Russell Museum, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and The American Academy of Arts.

Biography courtesy of Jerome Adamson, Jr.

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