Bio

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UPCOMING

2018-March-May. Burkhardt LetterScapes on Exhibit @ Paul Fisher’s “The Gallery @ Brazilian Court,” Palm Beach/Fl.

2018-Burkhardt’s LetterScape Works on Exhibit @ DTR Modern Fine Art Gallery. South County Road @ Worth Avenue in Palm Beach/FL.

RECENT HISTORY

1998–September. Created Art Concept for Bronze Medallion Chosen “Best of United Nations” in Honor of UN’s 50th Anniversary. Art Designed and Cast by Sculptress Gwen Marcus.

1998–July. Subject of Manhattan Magazine Feature Story, “Creative Branding In The Age of Fast Media,” New York, New York.

1996–Sold Burkhardt & Christy Agency to Open High-Voltage Creative Think Tank (Burkhardt & Partners) in NYC. Burkhardt Featured on Cover of Adweek Magazine, “Southern Exposure.”

1990’s–Was Major Creative Agency Force for World Class Ad Agencies Young and Rubicam/New York, Doyle-Dane-Bernbach/Atlanta, Lowe/New York and founder of Burkhardt & Christy Agency/New York. Successfully Branded Many of World’s Top Fortune 500 Companies, Including BMW, Sony, Time-Warner Music, Minolta, Heineken, Bulova, Volvo, Kodak, Merrill Lynch, and BellSouth.

1983–Named One of Outstanding Young Men of America.

1980–Moved to New York, Resulting in Long-Term Residency Encompassing East Side, West Side, Westport, Ct., and Hamptons.

1980–Wrote Acclaimed Editorial Series “Is Creativity a Product of Its Environment?” for Adweek Magazine.

1979–Wrote Lead Feature Article “The Return of The Creative Mind” for Advertising Age.

1978–Moved to Atlanta, Wrote and Conceived Ads for McDonald-Little and Cargill-Wilson-Acree/Doyle-Dane-Bernbach Agencies.

l970’s–Graduated from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Began Two Years of Nomadic Journeys Throughout Southern and Western States. Later Wrote and Produced for Campbell-Ewald/Detroit, Foote-Cone-Belding/Chicago and McDonald Little/Atlanta Ad Agencies.




About Ron Burkhardt

EDUCATION:

 

Graduated w/BBA from Western Michigan University/Kalamazoo. Later studied at Art Students League of New York, and National Academy of Fine Art/New York.

OVER THE YEARS:

Ron Burkhardt has received over 200 awards for creative excellence and his work has been recognized or honored by The United Nations, The Art Directors Club of New York, The One Show, Andys, Creativity, CLIOS, Gold & Silver Effies, IBA, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Addys, Tellies, Mobius, Hollywood International Broadcast Awards, Cannes, Black Book Awards, CA Annual, Outstanding Young Men of America, and the Presidential Order of Merit. Burkhardt’s abstract artworks have also been featured in “Who’s Who in American Art,” ART and Living Magazine, Gotham Magazine, Southampton Press, Hamptons Magazine, ┬áPromenade, and Dan’s Papers; and on CNN Headline News, NBC “Today in New York” Show, Hamptons TV/WVVH, Inside Edition, American Journal, Aspen PBS-The Changing Paradigm, MNN-57, Plum TV, CNN Business Unusual and NBC/New York Channel 4 News. He has judged the Stephen Kelly Awards, Andys, CEBA, International TV & Film Festival, Creativity, Addys, Mercury Radio Awards and The CLIOS.

AFFILIATIONS:

Elected to Board of Directors, Serving as Branding Chair & TV Co-Chair, Miss America Organization, Atlantic City, NJ. (2003-2010)

Member, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Member, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

Member Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY.

Member, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, California.

Member Parrish Museum, Water Mill, NY.

Member Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY.

Member, The One Club, New York, NY.

CHARITIES:

Donor to Southampton Hospital/Southampton, NY; Project Angel Food/Los Angeles, CA; Ivy Cup Polo/Greenwich, CT; Benefit Committee for Sheltering Arms Children’s Society/NY; Eisenhower Medical Center/Rancho Mirage, CA; Childrens’ Cancer & Blood Foundation/New York, NY; Edwin Gould’s “ARTrageous” Children’s Charity of New York; Ft. Worth Symphony “Painted Violins”/Ft. Worth, Texas; Children’s Development Center of the Hamptons; East Side Settlement House & International Auto Show/NY; Positive Resistance for Foster Children/Newport, CA; Beta Foster Care/Irvine, CA; African Child Foundation/Newport, CA; and pro bono creative work for Korean War Veterans Memorial Committee; Save America’s Forests; Miracle House; and Robert Kennedy Jr.’s RiverKeeper, all NY.