Fred Mershimer was born in Sharon, Pennsylvania in 1958. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. After moving to New York in 1982, he further developed his talents in graphics and fine art printmaking through studies at the Parsons School of Design, Pratt Graphic Center and Manhattan Graphic Center. Mershimer’s work has been acquired by the Georgetown University Art Collection, Harvard’s Fogg Museum, the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico. His mezzotints can be found in private and public collections, including the Corcoran Gallery, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the National Museum of American Art/Smithsonian Institution, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Queens Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was the recipient of the 2007 Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist’s Books from the New York State Foundation for the Arts.