Clinton Deckert is an award-winning American painter born in Massachusetts and grew up in Southington, Connecticut where he still resides and maintains a home studio.Clint’s works have been exhibited and collected internationally. He was featured in the “NEW / NOW” program at the New Britain (CT) Museum of American Art and is represented in the Museum’s permanent collection. His work was exhibited at Carrousel du Louvre in Paris in the Société des Beaux Arts international exhibition. He was featured on WNPR radio’s “rock star panel of artists and art critics” for the “Ebb and Flow of Dada” during the Colin McEnroe Show. Deckert’s early artistic roots grew while serving two terms as president on the board of directors at the Artworks Gallery, a once thriving artists cooperative in Hartford, CT. Clinton’s artwork was included in the Art Palm Beach International Art Fair in Florida and is represented in numerous private collections, including several works in the acclaimed Jack & Susan Warner Collection in Alabama - considered by many to be the greatest privately held collection of American art in the world. Clint is also an art advocate who has served as a curator and juror in many regional art events and gives frequent artist talks, and critiques throughout the Northeast.
Clinton Deckert is an award-winning artist whose Dadaesque influences merge his abstract thoughts into surreal imagery. Deckert’s spontaneous painting and construction techniques seem to create a primordial stew where infinite possibilities evolve into works of fine art.
Perhaps writer Alan Bisbort said it best after a studio visit. - “If the gallery installation is anything like Deckert's home, it will resemble a mid-air collision between Joseph Cornell and Salvador Dali. Every corner of his home contains evidence of a torrential talent and an offbeat vision.”
Comments from Internationally reknowned artist and photographer, Florin Firimita -“For many years, Clint has carved his own quiet sacred space - his studio - both a laboratory and a church. He shows up every day to work and invents parallel universes. He makes stuff that didn't exist prior to him making it and that's a big deal… In a sense, Clint is a classical artist because he is a traditionalist. His work echoes all the great voices of surrealism. What is different is his unique style and a complete lack of cynicism. Yes, his nightmarish organic paintings bring Bosch and Max Ernst to mind, but just when you are about to lose faith, you start noticing subtle color combinations and brilliant sparks of humor emerging and saving the day.”
Jack Warner and Clinton Deckert, Spirit of '76 by Archibald Willard, at New Britain Museum of American Art, CT.