MARC BURCKHARDT

Marc Burckhardt is an American fine artist and illustrator. Burckhardt’s work juxtaposes historical genres and symbolism with contemporary themes. The artist uses a mix of both oil and acrylic paints in a modern variation of the Old Masters techniques of monochromatic underpainting and color glazing, often executing his work on wood panels. Burckhardt is additionally known for combining some paintings with pressed metal facades, historically known as rizas or oklads, forming elaborate patterns in the metal to create a jacket-like patterned covering.

Burckhardt is quoted as saying that both his fine arts work and his commercial work is less influenced by any one artist and more with periods and genres such as Medieval religious icons, early American and English sporting paintings as well as Dutch secular genre painting, which the artist observes "served to aggrandize the subject rather than the artist".