Doug Zider was born in Amityville in 1956. In 1978 he received a BA from Roger Williams College, Bristol RI. After studying realism painting at The School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY he began work at The National Broadcasting Company as a designer where he still works today.
Doug is a six-time Emmy Award Winner at NBC and has participated in a wide range of creative teams in entertainment and sports.
Living near the water´s edge he worked as a teenager on the Great South Bay as a dock master with early morning rises to lay the traps in the marshes. The love of the Arts and the sea have always fared well together. Doug resumed painting again in the later parts of his career, using traditional methods in preparation and application in the process. “Understanding the medium and its characteristics is a never-ending learning process, technically and artistically.
Doug has studied Plein Air and composition with acclaimed landscape painter Joseph McGurl, applying the field techniques to the studio work, relying on one’s eye and the understanding of nature’s purposeful way. Doug’s original work is represented in galleries of Connecticut, Maine, and New York and his print work is international. He has won numerous awards and prizes.