Don Felber was introduced to oil painting when as a young boy living in Brooklyn, NY. He was given a painting set as a birthday gift. This started him on a path to reproduce, in oil, scenes that interested him. He pursued this hobby through his high school years in Connecticut.
He graduated from Rutgers University, Class of 1957, where he played football, earning three varsity letters, After graduation, he married Judith De Coster of Highland Park, NJ and they moved to Philadelphia where he pursued a DDS degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
In 1961 they moved to Upper Montclair, NJ, and Don started a practice of dentistry. He and his wife Judy, who is now deceased, raised five children, Susan now living in Massachusetts, Tricia and Amy in California, and Don Jr. and Brian both living in New Jersey. They are all married and produced a total of nine grandchildren.
During his family rearing years, painting took a back seat to his children's activities. In 2003, Don began painting in earnest after attending The Yard School at Montclair Art Museum, taking oil landscape and portraiture classes. He also took classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York and began experimenting with portraiture and still lifes. He particularly likes to do local scenes and scenes from his travels to Europe.
Don is a member of Studio Montclair which, among other things, helps artists get their works introduced to the public. He is also a member of The National Arts Club in New York where he has been entered in two competitions.
Don resides in Morristown with his present wife Kathryn.