Background: Scott E. Bartner was born in Washington, D.C. in 1960 and grew up in the suburbs of Bethesda, Maryland.
Education: His father, then Chief of the Medical Illustration Department at the National Institutes of Health, showed him the basics of drawing and form. Scott returned to Bethesda in 1988 where he resumed his career in finance, this time with a real estate investment trust. During this period, he began his first copies of old master drawings, drew from models at a local college and received his first lessons in oil painting from an artist and colleague of his father, Al Loang. Scott later took drawing and painting classes at The American University and was encouraged by his teacher, Ruth Stroik, to continue his studies. A turning point in his artistic development was a three-week trip to Tuscany with fellow art students, where the works of Andrea Del Sarto, Giorgione, Titian and Caravaggio made a lasting impression.
Achievements: In 1993 he moved to Maastricht, where he established himself as a professional portrait painter. Since then he has received numerous portrait commissions throughout Europe and the United States. Scott currently resides in Maastricht with his second wife Marianne.
Notable portrait commissions in The Netherlands include Mr. F. Barge and Mrs. C. Dreesmann-Barge, Mrs. A. van Beuningen-Ferrier, Mrs. H.J. De Graff-Hesselink, Bisschoppelijk Vicaris van der Meer SJ, Mr Z.F. Baron van Dorth tot Medler, Mr R.H.M.J. Baron van Hövell tot Westerflier, and Mr J.M. Saleh, former Governor General of the Netherlands Antilles.
For more information about the artist : www.bartner.nl