Danil Gertman


New York, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been teaching professionally for more than 10 years. I can teach a total beginner and I guarantee a profound change in terms of his skill level after 2 months of an attentive following of my instructions. I like to watch the progress of my student and this is what brings me the best satisfaction in my occupation.
I think that every human being is unique with his own unique way of thinking and perception of common things. When teaching, I believe in dialogue, for this reason, I never record my lessons on video, except for the promotional needs. I like to meet new students, to understand their way of thinking and to invent the individual teaching approach or methodology for each one of them.

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Danil delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10 to 75 and special needs

Teaching since:

I am an academically trained professional artist with the professional experience of about 20 years and an impressive record of exhibitions (two of them are museum one-man shows) in the USA and abroad.
I am teaching in three languages: ENGLISH, HEBREW and RUSSIAN, representational, realistic, impressionist/post-impressionist, expressionist and abstract painting and drawing with the emphasis on European tradition.
I am working and teaching in different mediums, like charcoal, graphite, acrylic, oil, watercolour and soft/oil pastels.
I have a Russian classic art education, MFA from Pratt Institute (Painting /Drawing) and about 15 years of overall teaching experience.
Currently, I am working as a commissioned portrait artist and also performing on stage with some well-known musicians as a multimedia artist and real-time digital painter.
As an art educator, I specialize in students of different ages and skill levels. I have developed a methodology for teaching the beginners of pre-pension or relatively late age. I believe in dialogue in education and for this reason, I never record my lessons, except for promotional purposes. I teach online, in my studio or at a student’s home.

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Art Instructor, Mentor, Founder
Nov 2005 - Jul 2017
Maagan Michael Painting Studio

Art Teacher
Feb 2011 - Jun 2017
Little Jiraffe - Center for Early Childhood Education Through Art

Art Instructor, Art lessons and Art Therapy
Oct 2011 - Oct 2014
Reuth Day Rehabilitation Center for long-term stroke survivors


MFA Painting/Drawing
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Pratt Institute
Associate Degree
Oct 1993 - May 1998
Russian Realist School of Prof. Barilev (Haifa, Israel)


Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Master of Fine Arts
Jun 2019
Pratt Institute


Ross Scholarship
May 2018
Pratt Institute, New York
​Walter Rogalski Endowed Scholarship
Mar 2018
Rogalsky Foundation
Renewable Graduate Merit Scholarship
May 2017
Pratt Institute
The Young Artist Prize 2007
Aug 2007
Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport
Oscar Handler Prize
Jan 2006
The Art Gallery, Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot, Israel

Photos & Videos

Russian. Light and Shadow. Theory. Basics.
Light and Shading. Drawing Basics. Short.
Oil / canvas
53” x 53.2”

Oil / canvas 
41” x 41”

Fountain (Postapocalyptic)
Oil / canvas
65” x 75”

Installation view
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mathilde Sep 8, 2019
Drawing · In home

Danil is an exceptional teacher. He starts by laying the foundation. He's eloquent and inspiring.

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