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Don Berger

Born into a family steeped in the arts and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Berger was accepted to study at the prestigious School of the Art Institute there. He attended painting classes taught by Boris Anisfeld and Paul Wieghardt and pictorial composition and color theory taught by his uncle, Edgar Rupprecht. He also received training from Isabel McKinnon and Leroy Niemann.

Following service in the U.S. Military, Berger continued studies leading to a B.F.A. degree in Fine Arts and a teaching certificate in Art. He then worked for several years at a high-end retail store’s advertising department, Marshall Field & Co., then shifted to teaching art in Glencoe, a northern suburb of Chicago, for nine years. He was then exhibiting paintings at the Deerpath Art Gallery in Lake Forest where he lived, and established a reputation for his pen and ink studies of Chicago scenes selling in galleries there.

In 1968 the Berger family of five moved to Canada, to a ranch in the British Columbia interior, where he painted scenes of the Cariboo and Chilcotin. Here he began exhibinting at the Alex Fraser Gallery in Vancouver.
Don now lives in Kelowna, British Columbia and spends most of his time growing and photographing flower blossoms. The majority of his works are now oil paintings of his own flowers. His work is easily identified. He paints larger than life blossoms choosing this format to draw the viewer in and see details not visible on a smaller scale.

Click below to view an interview with the artist:
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Don Berger: June Pageant Don Berger: Elena Don Berger: Rhythm and Blues
June Pageant
48 x 48 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas
Elena
48 x 48 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas
Rhythm and Blues
48 x 60 in.   Oil on canvas
Don Berger: Surprise- A Bowl of Beauty Peony Don Berger: Quartet Don Berger: Centering
Surprise- A Bowl of Beauty Peony
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas
Quartet
48 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Centering
36 x 36 in.   Oil
Don Berger: A Different Light Don Berger: Two Begonias Don Berger: Caldera
A Different Light
36 x 36 in.   Oil
Two Begonias
48 x 36 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas
Caldera
36 x 48 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas
Don Berger: Gemini Don Berger: Spring Welcome Don Berger: Alegria
Gemini
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Spring Welcome
18 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Alegria
22 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas
Don Berger: Saffron Robes, Hibiscus Don Berger: Evensong Don Berger: Day Lily
Saffron Robes, Hibiscus
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Evensong
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Day Lily
30 x 40 in.   Oil on canvas   
Don Berger: Spiral of Fire (Diptych of red-orange gladiola) Don Berger: Bearers of the Light Don Berger: The Fire Within III
Spiral of Fire (Diptych of red-orange gladiola)
72 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Bearers of the Light
72 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
The Fire Within III
24 x 30 in.   Oil on canvas   
Don Berger: Jubilation Don Berger: White Gladiolas Don Berger: White Begonia Trio
Jubilation
48 x 60 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
White Gladiolas
46 x 35 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
White Begonia Trio
46 x 37 x 1.5 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
Don Berger: White Rose Grouping Don Berger: White Begonia Duet Don Berger: In a Zen Garden II
White Rose Grouping
46 x 36 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
White Begonia Duet
46 x 35 in.   Acrylic on canvas   
In a Zen Garden II
36 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas
Don Berger: Christmas Zinnia Don Berger: The Chairman Don Berger: Sunburst yellow orange zinnia
Christmas Zinnia
20 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
The Chairman
48 x 60 in.   Oil on canvas
Sunburst yellow orange zinnia
24 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Don Berger: Red Zinnia Don Berger: Sunset Begonia Don Berger: Summer Wine
Red Zinnia
24 x 24 in.   Oil on canvas
Sunset Begonia
54 x 36 x 1.5 in.   Oil on canvas   
Summer Wine
48 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   
Don Berger: Spiral of Fire
Spiral of Fire
72 x 48 in.   Oil on canvas   

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