About The Artist:
Just like there are lawyer, carpenter or firefighter families, where the family trade is being handed down from one generation to the next; our family’s trade was passed along to me: Creativity. We all have a little paint in our blood. My great-grandfather and my grandfather were classically trained painters. My grandfather’s twin brother, my granduncle, was a painter as well. My father, a professional flautist, now devotes much of his time to his paintings and his collages. This makes me the 4th generation to pick up the family trade.
After graduating with Honors from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where I studied Advertising Art, I went to work as an Advertising Art Director. I created, wrote and directed numerous TV commercials and print ads for various advertising agencies and their clients. I’ve shot commercials in L.A., New York, Vancouver, Sydney and even Tibet; after all this I still come back to painting.
In the 1930s, my grandfather, Gerold Hunziker (1894-1980) worked as an Advertising Illustrator. Although intended as a communication tool, advertising posters from that era have turned into objects of art themselves. Some of my inspiration for my paintings comes from my grandfather’s work, coupled with my passion for vintage cars, I try to create my very own brand of advertising art.