Ed Buttwinick is a Judaica themed assemblage artist in Los Angeles, California. He began his art education at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, and earned a B.A. In Art at UCLA. After teaching in L.A. City Schools for a decade, Ed, with his wife Linda, cofounded the Brentwood Art Center in 1971. The BAC is a school of fine art for children, teens, and adults, and has become a cultural landmark in the art community of Los Angeles. During his 35 years as the BAC’s Director, Ed’s community service included working with the West Regional Advisory Council of the Cultural Affairs Department; A Window Between Worlds, a non-profit organization benefitting abused women and children; and the Board of the Los Angeles County Art Education Association. He was presented California’s Outstanding Supervisor of Art Education Award in 1987, and a City of Los Angeles Certificate Tribute Award in 2005. Mr. Buttwinick is retired, has art in the permanent collections of the Skirball Museum and Sha' Arei Am Synagogue in Santa Monica, and is a visiting lecturer at the Hebrew Union College. He continues to work creating assemblage sculptures in a variety of mediums at his studio in Pacific Palisades.