Art Werger (b. 1955)
Art Werger, an acclaimed printmaker, was born on December 4, 1955, in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In 1978 he earned a BFA degree in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and in 1982 he completed an MFA degree in graphics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. From 1982 to 2000 Werger lived in Macon, where he served as a professor of art and chair of the Fine Arts Division at Wesleyan College. His next move took him to Ohio University in Athens, where he became a professor of printmaking and the director of foundations.
Werger is best known for producing prints of intricate detail through various methods, including etching, mezzotint, and multiplate color. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon; the Boston Public Library and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts; the Brooklyn Museum in New York City; the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania; and the Trenton City Museum in New Jersey. Werger also holds memberships in numerous associations, including the American Print Alliance, College Art Association, Middle Georgia Art Association, and Southern Graphics Council.
Werger's prints Dog Day Shadows (1987), Incident before Dawn (1985), Night Games (1987), and The Other Side (1989) are part of Georgia's State Art Collection.