Eric Wert

Eric Wert's background as a scientific illustrator is apparent in his astonishing attention to detail.  Yet the difference between illustration and fine art is inspiration.  Depicting an object in great detail takes skill but to transcend technical virtuosity one needs to have something to say or to be inspired.  

Eric Wert intends to shed new light on a tradition that began with Dutch still life.  Wert sometimes literally turns that tradition upside down.  Instead of sheer beauty, we begin to see a story.  Wert's accomplishment is to combine technique with humor and narrative.

Eric Wert received an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago and his  Master of Fine Arts Degree from Northwestern University. 

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Eric Wert: Selected Paintings

Eric Wert
Signed Exhibition Catalog $10

Eric Wert


Oil on panel, 2014
20 x 16"

Eric Wert


Oil on panel, 2014
12 x 15"

Eric Wert

Willakenzie Loam

Oil on panel, 2013
24 x 30"

Eric Wert

The Locavore

Oil on canvas, 2012
40 x 50"

Eric Wert

Oil on panel, 2008
18 x 24"



Eric Wert


Oil on panel, 2011
8 x 6"



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