JB Berkow has been professionally creating and selling art for over 40 years. Her artwork is in many prestigious public collections such as the Vatican Contemporary Art Museum, Boston University, and the West Palm Beach International Airport as well as many private collections all over the country. She has had many one-person shows in galleries throughout the country and has literally sold thousands of prints of what she is most well knowon for, her hyper-realistic scenes of Europe.
Recently she has turned to her original love of figurative painting combining her hyper-realistically rendered subjects against a background of words. In her current series titled, "The Jealousy Beads," she utilizes her own poem of the same name. Her first book of poetry was published in 1993. She is also working on another series using the same model based on Hamlet. JB is founder of the Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. She founded the most famous cooperative gallery in the country, Touchstone Gallery, in Washington, D.C. in 1976. Atypical from other artists, she has spent at least half of her career helping promote other artists. Her book, "What They Didn't Teach You in High School," is considered an art bible by most of its readers.