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Alumni News / November 2013

Milixa Morón

Milixa Morón (www.milixamoron.com) continues to live and paint in Florence (she is from Venezuela). There was an article on her and her work in the March 2013 issue of The Artist’s Magazine.

Milixa Morón "No Way Out"

Milixa Morón “No Way Out”

Milixa Morón's article in "The Artist’s Magazine"

Milixa Morón’s article in “The Artist’s Magazine”

Milixa painting an allegory

Milixa painting an allegory

 

Cesar Santos

Cesar Santos (http://www.santocesar.com) is an ARC Living Master. In the last few years, his work has been shown at the Beijing Museum in China, and he has had solo shows in Miami, Florida; Houston, Texas; Chelsea, New York City and the National Gallery of Costa Rica. He received first place in the Metropolitan Museum contest “It’s Time We MET” and, more recently, received first prize in the portrait competition at the Grand Central Academy in New York, where he was competing against top portrait painters from the U.S. and Canada. He has been featured in art magazines and TV programmes throughout the U.S. and Latin America.

Cesar gave a lecture on his brilliant work, compositional principles and painting process at Del Mar College last year; it can be seen as a six-part presentation on YouTube. Here is the link to Part One:


Cesar will be giving a four-hour painting demonstration from the live model at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence in November, 2013

Cesar Santos "A Swedish Lady"

Cesar Santos “A Swedish Lady”

Cesar Santos "Psyche and I"

Cesar Santos “Psyche and I”

Cesar Santos "Model Re-Klein-ing"

Cesar Santos “Model Re-Klein-ing”

Matthew Grabelsky

After living and exhibiting in Paris for two and a half years, Matthew Grabelsky  (www.grabelsky.com) moved back to Los Angeles (where he was born) and has had great success there and in Houston. His paintings are in some major collections—for example, his Alexandra and the Minotaur hangs alongside Bonnards and Picassos.

Matthew has also lectured on the new, re-nascent Realism and the Angel Academy at one of the big universities in Houston.

Matthew Grabelsky with collector standing before "Alexandra and the Minotaur"

Matthew Grabelsky with collector standing before “Alexandra and the Minotaur”

Matthew Grabelsky and a "A Knight's Quest"

Matthew Grabelsky and a “A Knight’s Quest”

Harry S. Camarda

Harry Camarda’s cast painting of Lincoln is now part of the permanent collection of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois. He has also been showing in juried shows such as the Philadelphia Sketch Club, where he won Best-in-Show, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where one of his portraits won third place.

The Philadelphia Sketch Club, founded in 1860, is the oldest artists’ club in the U.S.A. Past members have included Thomas Eakins and N.C. Wyeth.

Harry Camarda's "Lincoln"

Harry Camarda’s “Lincoln”

Harry Carmada "In Thought"

Harry Carmada “In Thought”

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Alumni News / December 2011

Shane Wolf

Shane Wolf has just been awarded (by a unanimous decision from the jury) the prestigeous Taylor Foundation prize for his powerful painting Soumission, which is currently hanging in the Grand Palais in Paris in a show called Art en Capital (artencapital.fr). For a painter to have his/her work in the Grand Palais is a huge honour.

He writes, “… it’s hard to explain to those outside of our ‘world’ how symbolic and meaningful it is for a painter … to enter the halls of the Grand Palais, participate in this salon, and even be decorated with an award. On top of all that, the public’s reaction to my painting has been amazing: all ages (even a 5-year old), men and women alike have stood, admired, returned with friends, returned again, gasped, interrogated [and] praised … the painting.” Many people have commented that it’s THE painting of the show (of more than 2500 works). Bravo Shane!!

Shane is represented by his Parisian gallery, L’Œil du Prince (www.loeilduprince.com), and 29 of his small-format paintings (all painted in the last month!!!) will be in the show Small is Beautiful (www.loeilduprince.com/la_galerie.html), opening on Dec. 1st.

Shane is American, but has lived in Paris for years now. More of his brilliant paintings can be seen at his website: shane-wolf.com

Shane Wolfe "Soumission"

Shane Wolfe "Soumission"

Damir Simic

Another major article has come out on Damir Simic and his work, this time in Art of England magazine. Bravo Damir!

Damir’s painting With Mandolin is featured in the Christmas Exhibition at the W.H. Patterson Gallery, London. The exhibition runs from the 30th November to the 23rd December 2011.

Damir’s paintings and drawings can be seen at his site: damirart.com

Article on Damir Simic in Art of England magazine

Article on Damir Simic in Art of England magazine

Damir Simic "With Mandolin"

Damir Simic "With Mandolin"

Matthew Grabelsky

After graduating from the Angel Academy, Matthew Grabelsky returned to New York for a year, but then returned to live in Europe — first Rome and then Paris. Through his Parisian gallery, Matthew entered a show, Go West, that includes works by 64 artists, half from France and half from Texas (in which Matthew was counted as a French artist!). The show opened last September at the UNESCO world headquarters in Paris and then moved to Houston; it contains works by many big-name artists with work in prestigious collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

Matthew writes, “The piece that I had in the show was bought by an important Houston collector and as a result of the exhibition I was approached by a big contemporary art gallery here called Deborah Colton Gallery (www.deborahcoltongallery.com/2011/content/matthew-grabelsky), which is now representing me. They just introduced me to their collectors this week in a show that featured seven of my recent paintings.”

While in Houston for the opening of Go West, Matthew was invited to lecture to the senior painting class at one of the big universities by the director of their painting programme. He loved Matthew’s work and thought that it would be beneficial to their students to hear about the work and about his training. He gave a slide presentation of his recent paintings and then went through the sequence of projects that he did at the Angel Academy, Florence, and discussed the the skills learned through them. The students were very excited and asked a lot of questions about the work, the technique and about studying with us in Italy.

More of Matthew’s paintings can be seen at his website: www.grabelsky.com

Matthew Grabelsky "Satyr's Glance"

Matthew Grabelsky "Satyr's Glance"

Matthew Grabelsky "Alleyway Masquerade"

Matthew Grabelsky "Alleyway Masquerade"

Nancy Fletcher

Nancy Fletcher is currently working on three full-size portrait commissions, along with several other works, and her painting The Portrait Painter was selected for a finalist award in this year’s annual Art Renewal Center’s Salon Competition.

More of Nancy’s work is visible at www.fletcherfineart.com/Gallery/Gallery.html

Nancy Fletcher updates

Nancy Fletcher updates

Nancy Fletcher updates

Nancy Fletcher updates

Emile Klein

Angel alumnus Emile Klein is cycling across America, painting portraits to use, as he states it, “…arts and craftsmanship to discover the modern American people.” His basic formula is to spend a week with each carefully chosen subject. During that time he paints a portrait in oils in a style he describes as “Old Masterly naturalism.” At the end of the week, he records an audio interview with his subject. He also gathers lots of information to pass along to his freelance writers to boil down into a 350-word bio on each person.

There are three elements for each subject. These elements will be displayed in two ways—on a website and as an exhibition that will travel around the country in the winter of 2013-14. To make this happen, Emile will borrow back all the portraits he has given to his many hosts.

You can read more about Emile’s unusual project at www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2011/11/itinerant_artist_puts_clinton.html and at www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2011/11/artist_emile_klein_pays_a_visi.html and www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/11/traveling_portrait_artist_make.html

Emile Klein

Emile Klein

Emile Klein painting Ken Nerger

Emile Klein painting Ken Nerger

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