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Dirk Freder is a self-taught artist from Germany, who from an early age had the passion to convert what he sees in nature into pictures as realistic as possible. Mostly he paints animals in all their diversity and beauty but also portraits of people – the appeal is always to bring something to live on the painting surface.
He paints in pastel, acrylic and oil and is always interested in testing and refining new techniques to perfectly reproduce the detailed textures and rich colors of nature. He is also an ambitious photographer and enjoys traveling the world to get reference photos and ideas for his paintings.

 

Member of the International Guild Of Realism

International Guild Of Realism

Awards:

  • „Woke Up“
    – finalist IGOR – 17th Annual Juried Exhibition 2023
    – finalist Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Juried Online Exhibition 2021
  • „Oh, what fun!“
    – finalist ModPortrait 2022, MEAM European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona
  • „First Exploration“
    – finalist 16th International ARC Salon competition of the Art Renewal Center
    – finalist IGOR 2021 Fall Salon Juried Online Exhibition
  • „Guess My Thoughts“
    – finalist IGOR 2022 Fall Salon Juried Online Exhibition
  • „Out of the Dark“
    – second place 2021 Golden Turtle XV Art Contest, New Tretyakov Gallery Moscow
  • „In Balance“
    – finalist IGOR 2021 Spring Salon Juried Online Exhibition
    – finalist Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait Juried Online Exhibition 2020
    – semi-finalist 15th International ARC Salon competition of the Art Renewal Center
  • „Splash Around“
    – finalist 15th International ARC Salon competition of the Art Renewal Center
    – finalist IGOR – 15th Annual Juried Exhibition 2020
    – finalist Artistic Excellence Competition 2020 by Southwest Art Magazine
  • „A Rainbow in the Forest“
    – finalist IGOR 2020 Spring Salon Juried Online Exhibition
  • „Nocturnal Jewel“
    – finalist IGOR – 14th Annual Juried Exhibition 2019
    – finalist Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Juried Online Exhibition 2020
  • „Great Migration“
    – finalist 14th International ARC Salon competition of the Art Renewal Center
  • „Night Hunter“
    – artist choice award IGOR 2019 Winter Salon Juried Online Exhibition
    – honorable mention award 14th Pastel 100 competition of the Pastel Journal
    – finalist 12th International ARC Salon competition of the Art Renewal Center

Gallery Exhibitions:

  • „International Guild Of Realism – 17th Annual Juried Exhibition“, Sugarman-Peterson Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA 2023
  • „ModPortrait 2022“, MEAM European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain 2023
  • „Golden Turtle XV Art Contest“, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia 2021
  • „International Guild Of Realism – 15th Annual Juried Exhibition“, Principle Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, USA 2020
  • „International Guild Of Realism – 14th Annual Juried Exhibition“, Principle Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, USA 2019
  • „Tierisch“ – wildlife and animal art exhibiton with works of Astrid Lenz and Dirk Freder, H6 in Hilden, Germany 2018
  • „Tierisch gut“ – wildlife and animal art group exhibition, Rudi Fred Linke Gallery in M√ľnster, Germany 2014

Online Exhibitions:

  • „International Guild Of Realism – IGOR 2022 Fall Salon Juried Online Exhibition“
  • „Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Juried Online Exhibition 2021“
  • „International Guild Of Realism – IGOR 2021 Fall Salon Juried Online Exhibition“
  • „Richeson75 International Figure/Portrait Juried Online Exhibition 2020“
  • „Richeson75 International Animals, Birds & Wildlife Juried Online Exhibition 2020“
  • „International Guild Of Realism – IGOR 2021 Spring Salon Juried Online Exhibition“
  • „International Guild Of Realism – IGOR 2020 Spring Salon Juried Online Exhibition“
  • „International Guild Of Realism – IGOR 2019 Winter Salon Juried Online Exhibition“