Nathan Mayer Shapiro
Nat Mayer SHAPIRO was born in New York City in 1919 and spent his childhood and adolescence in Brooklyn. He was 10 when he decided he would be an artist and started attending the after-school programs at Pratt Institute. Later on he attended classes at the Art Students League in New York City and at La Grande Chaumi re in Paris, France. Through all his artistic life Nat Mayer Shapiro pursued his quest for depth, for third dimension. He was fascinated by the infinity of the universe which he so beautifully depicted in his black and white 72x202 canvas, titled The Universe. Whether they are whimsical or serious, strictly organized or loose, Nat's works are never grim or stifled, they are joyful, they are dancing. They reflect the man who loved life, loved art and always looked forward, exploring various techniques to create something new, different.