Charles Kaiman: Recent Paintings


October 6-31, 2009

The exhibition was Charles Kaiman’s fourteenth one person show in New York City. Kaiman has been painting daily for the last fifty years. He studied with Edwin Dickinson and Jean Liberte at the Art Students’ League in the 1960’s. He paints in the tradition of the master American painters Dickinson and Hawthorne, using careful modulation of color-value while working directly from the motif in natural light. His current show consists primarily of still life motifs. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and his work is in multiple public and private collections. The American Journal of Nursing is featuring his painting as the cover of the September 2009 issue. He has been featured numerous times in the Art of Nursing section in AJN. He has a dual career as a painter and as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse. He counsels veterans with PTSD, many from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. His dual careers give him insight into a broad array of human experience, which have contributed to his artwork’s richness.

He is well respected amongst other artists. The late and renowned Nell Blaine purchased a painting from a prior show at Blue Mountain, writing to him “I was very happy to become acquainted with your poetic work.” Paul Resika wrote to Kaiman stating his work “looks beautiful and full of wit and calm”.