Tim Saternow is an American painter whose large-scale urban watercolors reveal the fleeting beauty of the old factories and gritty streets of New York City, and, especially, of the old High Line (before it was made into a walking park).. Saternow's work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US and Internationally, including these museums: The Brattleboro Museum, Vermont; The William Benton Museum of Art, Storrs, Connecticut; and the Prague Quadrennial in The Czech Republic.
His work has appeared in many publications including Watercolor Artist (April 2017); The Art of Watercolour Magazine, Naintré, France (June 2015); American Artist Water Color Magazine (Winter 2012); the books Art Journey America, and Splash 12, 13 & 18: The Best of Watercolor, among others.
As a teacher, Saternow teaches numerous painting, drawing, and linear perspective workshops in New York City, and in workshops at The Art Students League, NY. He has also taught university level Theater Design and Art Direction at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, and Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
He received the Bronze Medal of Honor from the American Watercolor Society, the AWS Walser S. Greathouse Medal; and the Gold and Sliver medals from The Allied Artists of America. Other awards were First Place Watermedia Competition from Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Salmagundi Club, and the Hudson Valley Art Association. A Resident Artist Grant was awarded in 2012 by BoxoPROJECTS, in Joshua Tree, CA.
In TV and Film, he received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction, for The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson, Hallmark Hall of Fame/CBS Television, and numerous awards for his set and lighting design for the theater across the country.
Saternow received his MFA from Yale University, and his BFA from SUNY Purchase, NY. He is a recipient of Lahey Memorial Scholarship from the Art Students League, New York, NY, studying with Paul Ching-Bor. He is also a Board Member of The American Watercolor Society.
Saternow is represented by the George Billis Gallery, New York, NY, and the Christopher Hill Gallery, Healdsburg and St. Helena, CA.