Nicholas C Savides (born October 25, 1957) is an American realism artist known for his figurative paintings, particularly scenes depicting New York City. Inspired by the works of Edward Hopper, the calm energy within his art captures a palpable sensation of light and place. His paintings involve urban scenes  and architecture,  landscapes and nature, and figures and portraiture.
Early life and education
Savides was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and learned to paint from his mother at three. It was in college that he decided to be an artist.
Savides attended Brandeis University and graduated with the highest honors in Fine Arts.
Career and art
After studying under Paul Georges at Brandeis University, Savides began his career as a realist painter. Initially, he focused on paintings of people in interior settings, drawing on Johannes Vermeer as an influence. Later, the effects of light became and stayed a key ingredient in his paintings.
Savides paints realistic urban landscapes with scenes simultaneously capturing the real and the imagined. His compositions bring iconic structures and uncanny corners to life as if conveying a sense of consciousness and curiosity. His paintings capture a sense of time and place with a certain understatement. The elements found in his cityscapes include architecture, nature, murals, graffiti, people, and mystery. Savides strives to create paintings that capture a sense of time and place, making that moment eternal. 
Savides is a volunteer educator with ArtWorks NYC, teaching art literacy in the NYC public school system and leading museum tours in the Brooklyn Museum.
He was a featured guest in June Middleton’s Minding Your Business, broadcast on April 5, 2010, by Manhattan Neighborhood Network.
Nick Savides – Resilience in NYC, 2022 Nick Savides – New York/Paris, Nabi Press, 2009 Nick Savides – Paintings, Nabi Press, 2008 
Savides has been exhibiting in the New York area since 1980.
SoNo Fine Art, South Norwalk, 2022, “Art for Lovers”  Bowery Gallery, New York, Invitational, 2022, “Resilience in NYC”  EV Gallery, New York, 2022, “You’re Always Something to Find”  Union Gallery at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, 2018, “NYCityscapes”  Shakespeare & Associates, Milford, PA, 2018 Charaple Gallery, New York, 2016, “Recent Paintings” The Good Gallery, Kent, CT, 2016, “Expressions” Berkeley College Art Gallery, New York, 2015, “New York Icons” Berkeley College Art Gallery, New York, 2014, “New York” Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2014, February Artist of the Month Geary Gallery, Darien, CT, 2013, “Nick Savides: Contemplating Time, Light, and Space” Berkeley College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, 2012, Retrospective, “Nick Savides: Reflections on Realism, Paintings from 1979-2012”  Berkeley College Art Gallery, New York, 2011, “Paris” Nabi Gallery, New York, 2009, “New York – Paris” Gallery Alexie, New York, 2002, “Canyons” Gallery Alexie, New York, 2000, “Recent Paintings” Pene de Bois Gallery, New York, 1986 State of New York at Stony Brook, 1980
Savides has exhibited in group shows at several venues in the US and Canada, including: 
Revelation Gallery, New York, 2022 Salmagundi Club, NYC, 2021 Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ, 2021 Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, WI, 2019 Bowery Gallery, NYC, 2019 The Painting Center, NYC, 2018 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA, 2018 Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, 2015, 2016, 2017
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, and many private collections
Louis P. Rabinovitz Endowment Art Award Winner of Edward Hopper House’s #HopperSpring competition, 2017 William and Mary Review (front and back cover), 2015 Berkeley College Gallery, Brooklyn, 2011, Changes in Brooklyn – 1st Place in show Savides’ painting Chelsea at Sunset is part of the US State Department Art in Embassies program His work was featured in ArtVoices Art Books’ 2016 101 Contemporary Artists, the John Natsoulas Press’ 2018 10th Annual Art of Painting, and Open Studios Press’ Studio Visit, Volume 41, 2018.
Nick lives and paints in Brooklyn, NY.