Linda Berkowitz lives and creates art in Brooklyn, NY.
Linda is one of the artists participating in the 2017 Mudhouse Residency and show in Agios Ioannis, Crete this June. Her work is inspired by nature and she can often be seen painting outdoors in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park
From a very young age she could be seen sitting happily by herself drawing and painting animals and trees and imaginary creatures. In school she took art classes and was influenced by her High School Art teachers who brought in catalogues from MOMA and taught her about the Bauhaus. She began going to museums to see art being influenced by John Singer Sargent, Paul Klee, Calder. As a teen she became interested in children's book illustration, having saved children books that she loved as a child, "The Story of Ferdinand and, "Make Way for the Ducklings". Her mother loved going to flea markets and estate sales and brought illustrated books to her by NC Wyeth, Howard Pyle, John Tenniel, Sendak and other illustrators and her dad brought her an old oak drawing table which she still has.
After studying Art and graduating from Parsons School of Design she she wrote and illustrated a few children's books published by Crown Books for Young Readers. Linda then went on to work as a designer for textiles and home furnishings as well as creating art for ceramics and dinnerware, and painting in her studio, whenever she got a chance.
She began teaching a few watercolor classes at a gallery in Brooklyn and now teaches art at HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center as well as assisting at the Brooklyn Museum, Gallery-Studio program,