These mp3 podcasts are brief but complete famous artist biographies researched, written and recorded by witty voice artist Carl Bernzweig.
has had an interesting career that included work as a ballroom dancing
instructor and a copywriter. We met years ago during the period where
he was doing both production and administrative work in public
Impassioned about a number of things ranging from reptiles and birds to literature, fooding and cinema, and especially about his grandchildren, he was keen on the idea of the series.
The series seeks to find a way to make a famously dull subject interesting. That has meant that Carl dug deep into each artist biography to find an interesting twist on the telling of the tale. Written with his own celebrated wit (Carl has also time in stand-up comedy to his credit), you will find the listening to be entertaining in addition to being informative!
How does it work?
If you want to listen to the podcast immediately without downloading it, just click on the lilve link next to the artist's painting; that will take you through to iTunes and the player will open and you will hear Carl giving you the biography immediately. If that doesn't work, go on to the next paragraph which explains how to download to your hard drive.
If you want to download the file to your hard drive, then right-click on the live link, and click on "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your computer hard drive. Click on the file and open it.
Who is coming up next? In addition to the podcasts you already see here, each of the artists you see on the list below is scheduled for research and recording:
John Singer Sargent
Leonardo da Vinci
Vincent van Gogh
Are there other artists in the series of famous artists' biographies you would like to see in our list? Anyone you have always wondered about? Don't hesitate! Head on over to my Contact page and drop me a line to let me know who you would like to be learning about. Carl will be glad to set to work on your favorite!