Norman Kirk


Norman Kirk is best known for his watercolor paintings, which have won countless awards, and have hung in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Museum of Science and Industry, L.A. Municipal Gallery, the Riverside Art Museum, the Downey Art Museum, the Santa Paula Art Museum, and the Ventura County Museum of History and Art. Mr. Kirk was schooled in the classics at Cleveland Museum of Art, and continued his studies at the Los Angeles Center School of Design, UCLA, Chouinard Art Institute, and DePaul University.

Kirk's paintings are found in private and public collections, including those of Jonathan Winters, Larry Hagman, Barry Berkus (well-known Santa Barbara-based residential architect), Doug Kingman (one of America's leading watercolor masters), the National Park Service, the Los Angeles Public Library, U.S. Department of Defense, and U.S. Air Force. Norm's work has also been shown at locations as diverse as Bakersfield College, Ojai Valley Bank, and Rockwell International, and is included in the municipal collections of Ventura, Ojai and Santa Paula, and various prominent corporations throughout the country.

Norm has taught watercolor painting at Ventura College for 18 years, and often conducts private workshops, including at The Ojai Art Center. In 1984, he was selected to execute a series of watercolors illustrating the Lake Casitas Olympic events, and his original paintings of the Old Creek Ranch Winery and Noble Oaks Vineyard grace these fine wines in the Ojai Valley. Norman Kirk is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor West, and the Gold Coast Watercolor Society, has painted throughout the USA, Europe and Caribbean, and has been published extensively. Ojai Gallery 353 is honored to show the celebrated work of Norman Kirk.