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Artist Biography

Bernie Habicht The Painter

Art as An Alternative Investment

Why should you buy Art for investment?

You have to enjoy art that pleases you and makes you feel good. Art and Gold are known Good Investments. Art has to strike you, it must speak to you Art says who you are.

So, go enjoy art galleries, visit and buy what you love.


Born in Sinn/Hessen Germany, Bernie Habicht spent his early years  drawing hoping to developed the talent he possessed. When he immigrated to  America at the age of 20  his first job was dishwasher, then cook, chef, pastry chef, restauranteur.

Then entered into a 5 year home study course training  under famous American Illustrators and the guiding faculty of Norman  Rockwell, Al Parker, Ben Stahl, Steven Dohanos, John Whitcomb, Robert  Fawcett, Peter Helk, Austin Briggs, Bernard Fuchs, Harold Von Schmidt and  Albert Dorne.

It gave him a start to work at New York ad agencies as  commercial artist and book cover illustrator.

He arrived at the technique he uses today to paint his still  life’s, landscapes, and portraits. His work evolved over many years. His  passion was always painting.

Like many all time great painters, his expertise, eye for color  and brushwork brings his paintings to life for your investment and pleasure.


Back , way back in 1975 This painting was painted by Bernie and inspired by Norman Rockwell for the Bicentennial Celebration in 1976.- A call for a contest art cover, related to the Bi-Centennial celebration for the Saturday Evening Post Magazine Depicting the 200 year Birthday Celebration of America, I  came up with this motive  and with the Birthday Cake of the Carpenter Hall in Philadelphia, where the Constitution was written in 1776. My son now 4 2, painted sitting,  in red white and blue eating a birthday cake. Norman Rockwell was one of the faculty judges. A copy, written and signed letter from Norman Rockwell  is included. This painting for the right investor is available for $ 18,000. Including a Special Frame the inside  measurements are 15″x15′


Norman Rockwell’s World War Two painting “Willie Gillis Food Package from Home” fetched $2.8 million from a buyer at an auction in Chicago on Saturday, the auction house said.

This is how an  illustrator works from photographs, and uses location when ever possible. Photos showing  a much younger me in my studio, wife,  local bake shop, props and a Carpenter Hall Postcard. (Images depict  When we Where Young an Beautiful) The photos below are taken for the painting composition above

…………… My Highest Achievement, Family, Climbing the Summit of Zugspitze  in August 1996, Monk Giving Blessing to me in, Bangkok, Thailand  for $20. Worked as Chef,and Pastry Chef/ Chocolatier Owned a 250 Seat Chinese All You Can Eat Buffet Restaurant, and Icecream Parlor Passion, web design, fine art,

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