Alumni News / November 2013

Milixa Morón

Milixa Morón ( 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 ( 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  ( 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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One response to “Alumni News / November 2013

  1. Although some of the paintings refer to the muses the spiritual quest;
    where does reflection of the divine really shine?

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