Bruce Laird graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a BFA Degree in painting and years later received his MFA Degree from Vermont College in Montpelier, Vermont. His work has been in many National and International Juried shows. He was awarded the Louis Kuriansky Color Award from the Faber Birren International Show in Stamford, Connecticut. Along with additional awards and notations, Mr.Laird's works are in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. He has a studio in Long Island City, N.Y.