Bruce Katz

I have been painting and drawing since childhood, but have focused in recent years mainly on painting landscape, still life and the figure. My interest is to paint directly from life, be it outdoors in the landscape, on city streets or in my studio.

In painting “en plein air” I’m inspired by the play of light and shadow on shapes and colors and drawn to the juxtaposition of architectural forms against the organic shapes of the landscape. I’m also inspired by the evocative images painting outdoors often presents. My passion is to communicate and share the beauty and magic that we are all surrounded by.

I’ve been trained as an artist at a number of schools, including The Art Students League in New York City and City College in San Francisco. In recent years I’ve studied “plein air” landscape painting with some of the best regional painters in the field.

I live in San Francisco and have a studio at Hunters Point Shipyard. Currently I give workshops in both plein air landscape and studio still life painting.

I show my work at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery and at STUDIO Gallery in San Francisco and I participate in various painting shows throughout the area. My paintings and information about shows and workshops can be seen on my web site: and my work can be followed on Facebook at

Featured image on this page: Bruce Katz, Waiting For Brunch, oil on canvas, 24″x24″, 2017

Bruce Katz, Stevenson & 6th

Bruce Katz, Stevenson & 6th, oil on linen, 24″x18″, 2016

Bruce Katz, Sweet Summer Treat

Bruce Katz, Sweet Summer Treat, oil on linen, 12″x12″, 2016

Bruce Katz, Russian Hill Evening

Bruce Katz, Russian Hill Evening, oil on canvas, 30″x30″, 2016

Bruce Katz, Brush with Color

Bruce Katz, Brush with Color, oil on panel, 12″x12″, 2016

Bruce Katz, Pacific Coast Morning

Bruce Katz, Pacific Coast Morning, oil on canvas, 30″x30″, 2016


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