Bruce Kaiser has been a car enthusiast, auto racing fan and artist for as long as he can remember. He began drawing cars when he was five and became a racing fan when his parents took him to the 1963 Grand Prix at Watkins Glen, NY. He’s been hooked ever since.
Bruce Kaiser began his art career as an advertising artist after graduating from the Art Institute of Boston. After 16 years at a local ad agency, he struck out on his own and currently creates advertising art for many street rod, muscle car and race car equipment manufacturers. His commercial art, including cutaways, exploded views, line art and full color illustration has appeared in most major street rod and muscle car enthusiast magazines. His catalog designs have won numerous trade associations “Catalog of the Year Awards.”
Kaiser has become a well known automotive fine artist over the last 10 years. Working in gouache or acrylics, he strives to capture the excitement of racing and the nostalgia of cruising on a warm summer night. Bruce strives to make his paintings as technically accurate as possible and spends a lot of time researching each subject (which is the fun part because he gets to go through his old magazines).
Bruce began exhibiting his fine art with the first Hot Rod Heritage Fine Art Exhibit at the Las Vegas SEMA show, where he has since been a feature artist. He has also been a featured artist at the Gallery Automania Hot Road Heritage Art Exhibit in Rochester, Michigan. His painting “Jim Hogg County” was the first even used on he cover of Street Rodder Magazine. he has also written and illustrated articles that have appeared in Street Rodder and Custom Rodder Magazines. He was commissioned by Group Promotions to do the cover illustration for the book “Road Rockets”, one of the titles in a limited edition collection of author Henry Gregor Felson’s famous early 60s Hot Road novels. He also does automotive design and concept renderings for custom car builders like Posies.
He now produces limited edition prints of his paintings. Prints of “Where were you in 62”, “Saturday Night, 1970”, “Burger Bob’s” and “Fast Fred’s” and others have sold out. New paintings and prints are always in the works.
Bruce has also lettered and created graphics and murals for race cars, vans and bike tanks, air brushed the “Chrome” detail on funny car bodies and done hot rod flame jobs. In addition to his automotive art, Bruce enjoys creating science fiction and aerospace paintings and has been published in the National Space Society Magazine.
He’s built street rods and muscle cars, crewed on drag cars and is an avid fan of F1, Indy cars, NASCAR and Drag Racing. He is also a big fan of the great American and European Classics, sports cars and vintage racing cars.
Bruce lives outside of Albany, New York with his wife Tina and son Warren. He and his wife enjoy taking her 67 Rambler Rogue convert (2-4bbls!) to cruises and shows around the country.