b. 1961 / French
Norbert Waysberg spent much of his childhood in Paris wandering through the corridors of the Louvre and other art museums in the City of Lights. He experimented with drawing and painting to find his own artistic voice. He mastered martial arts, took dance lessons, and was strongly influenced by Japanese and Chinese cultures. Even today, Meditation and Zen infuses his artistic style.
Norbert's talents reach beyond the arts. He was an outstanding student who excelled at math and technology, and eventually he entered the business world. But his love of art endured; his adult evenings were spent in painting and drawing classes. Today,although his favorite medium is watercolor, he has produced magnificent works in oils, charcoal, and ink. His paintings of the swirling as well as reposed bodies of dancers, muted yet colorful floral designs, and sensitive charcoal and ink drawings of nudes were chosen for exhibitions of emerging artists in the Louvre and other sites in Paris, galleries in Bordeaux, Art Bastille, and exhibitions in several French cities. The works began to find their way into the homes of art lovers.
In 2006, Norbert came to America and discovered a new obsession- the incessant beat, roughness, mix of old and new,volume and energy of New York City. Although the streets of Paris had not inspired him artistically, as soon as he settled in New York he began to capture the essence of the city with scenes of traffic, crowded streets, parks, city signage and perhaps the most iconic- the bridges that cross the rivers linking New York to the rest of the world. He paints the city alongside the dancers, floral, and abstracts. Norbert joined the Art Students League, where in 2010 five of his works that made up "Dance in Canvas" were chosen for an exhibition at City Hall. Within a year of arriving in the city, his watercolors and abstracts were displayed in a gallery in Chelsea. American art collectors have been joining their French counterparts in acquiring Norbert's creations. Norbert lives in New York with his wife and children.