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Michael Bergt was born in a small Nebraska farming
community. At the age of five, he decided he wanted to be an artist.
When he was eight years old, his family moved to Denver. At
nineteen, Michael became friends with a group of artists, Beat poets
and late-night coffee drinkers in lower downtown Denver. Dividing
his time between college, odd jobs and painting, his fellow artists
encouraged him to "just paint."
In 1978, Michael spent time in San Francisco, where he painted
and eventually met the art dealer John Pence who gave him his first
major one-man show in 1980.
He then moved to the city to work closely with the gallery, and
produced several exhibitions. In 1985 he met his future wife,
Tamara, a fellow artist, and they decided to move to northern Spain.
For three years they lived in an old estate in the country where
they were able to pursue a self-directed study in some of the great
museums and cultural centers throughout Europe, drawing and painting
Before returning home in 1988, Michael began a correspondence
with Paul Cadmus, a tempera painter he admired greatly. They
eventually met, became friends, and with Paul's support, showed
together at Midtown Gallery in New York City. Although he settled in
Santa Fe, New Mexico, Michael was showing his work primarily in New
York over a ten-year period.
In 1995, Michael began working with the Turner Carroll Gallery in
Santa Fe. He showed with Turner Carroll for twelve years and is now
represented by Jane Sauer Gallery.
In 1997, Siena, his daughter was born. Michael continues to live
and work in Santa Fe—doing what he knew he wanted to do since he was
In 2005, Michael was elected as a sculptor member of the National
Sculpture Society (NSS). For other news and a current exhibition
schedule, see Information page.
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