Joe Gitterman @ New York Spaces - Q&A with Sculptor

by Ryan Salinetti


Sculpture artist Joe Gitterman went from a 50-year career in Wall Street to a full-time professional artist.

 Joe Gitterman in his studio Via New York Spaces

Joe Gitterman in his studio Via New York Spaces

NYS: How did you go from a 50-year career in Wall Street to full-time professional artist? What was the moment you knew you could turn this into a career?

Joe Gitterman: It was a fluke really. Sculpture was my hobby for very many years. My “Aha” moment came in 2011 when I was part of a group exhibit at the Washington Art Assoc. in Connecticut. A local gallery saw one of my pieces and to my great surprise, offered me a show with the talented painter Susan Monserud. I sold a few pieces and the gallery owner recommended I put up a website. I uploaded my work to several art exhibit sites, secured another gallery and two agent representations. Thus I was off and running when my hobby turned into a second career—all in less than 6 months.
— http://www.newyorkspaces.com/article/Q-A-with-Sculptor-Joe-Gitterman-20160314

Joe Gitterman was featured on The Nice Niche in March 2015... http://www.theniceniche.com/this-week/joe-gitterman-sculptor