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Elizabeth M. Katchmer - Biography
Elizabeth M. Katchmer
Elizabeth M. Katchmer was born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where, after living in such varied locals as New York, Connecticut, Warrenton and Middleburg, Virginia, she resides today.
Having begun the study of art with the supervision of her father (also an artist), Elizabeth continued her art education under the tutelage of George Sklar (known for his life drawings of animals), Robert Brackman, and Louis Bouch at the Art Students League in New York City and the Madison Art School in Madison, Connecticut. More recently she has worked with Christine Dochwat, a renowned iconographer.
Ms. Katchmer specializes in animal paintings, including dogs, foxes, and all types of sporting scenes. Currently she is affiliated with Joanne Swift of The Shaggy Ram, an antiques/ design/ art gallery in Middleburg, Virginia. Some of her paintings are "adaptations" or "interpretations" of famous 18th and 19th century animal art.
More recently, she did a great amount of art restoration of the original paintings for several churches in Pennsylvania and Connecticut. In 2002, Elizabeth worked with the clergy and architect at St. Gabriel's Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, on the restoration of the church interior and the restoration of the religious art there.
Since 2002, along with continuing in sporting art in Virginia and an icon for St. Nicholas Church, Meriden, Connecticut, Elizabeth has resumed work in portraiture.