Dyrick Schaefer resides in Massachusetts. He received a BFA from the University of Hartford art school . While attending University of Hartford he studied under Rudolph F. Zallinger (Pulitzer Award for painting in 1949). After graduating, he worked as a display artist for a major retail store and pursued graduate work and received a teaching certificate from Suffolk University Boston, then becoming an art teacher in Massachusetts public schools.
Shortly after, he started a retail furniture business and has been a business owner. Being an artist helped in store design and merchandising. He is now retired from the business and is a full time artist.
Dyrick has been seriously painting for the last 19 years, and his work has won numerous awards and can be found internationally. He is available for commission work and converses with his clients in accomplishing their needs and desires.