Elijah Silverman created an enormous body of work throughout his 60-year career as an artist in New York.
Silverman studied anatomy, life drawing and painting at the Art Students League under George Bridgman, Alexander Abels, and Vaclav Vytlacil between 1926-1947. Throughout this period he also took lessons from Lucien Bernhard, Arthur Schweider and Hans Hofmann.
Early in his career Silverman received the Wanamaker Gold Medal for drawing in 1923 and 1924. He would later receive publication in the New York Sun, New York Times, Art Digest, American Artists Magazine, and Journal of the Print World. Throughout the 1930s to the 1970s, the features of his art were taken from the New York Subway system. "Elijah Silverman has left a legacy that in such cases as these subway drawings, leaves us not only a nostalgic peek into the bygone days of New York's Subway Stystem but a testament to his humanistic sensibilities. Browising through Silverman's drawings is not merely a step back in time but a profoundly moving journey into the soul of a man committed to depicted his fellow man with all the honesty his observant eye and talent could muster," Raymond J. Steiner Editor and Art Critic for Art Times
For six decades Silverman did freelance lettering and design with an extensive cliental including Leonard Bernstein, Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand in addition to Columbia House Records and several book-publishing companies.
Exhibitions include the Montross Gallery, the exhibit Brooklyn Painters and Sculptors at Artists Gallery, several annual exhibitions with the Brooklyn Society of Artists Juried Shows at the Brooklyn Museum, and the Eisenhower Hall West Point-Retrospective in 1993. Posthumous exhibitions were held at the Woodstock School of Art and Belskie Museum.
ADDITIONAL HONORS & AWARDS
Freelance lettering & design for the following:
Logos Design: Good Housekeeping, People Magazine, Country Living Magazine, Motion Picture Magazine, Photoplay Magazine, T.V. Mirror Magazine, Pageant Magazine, American Heritage Magazine, Benjamin Moore & Company, Newport Cigarettes, Castro Convertibles, and Medaglia D'oro Coffee. 20th Century Fox & United Artists/Titles for movies from the 1940s till the 1970s. Just to mention a few.