Elaine Clayman is both a commissioned portrait artist and a contemporary narrative figurative painter. Her work captures the imagination of the viewer as the protagonists reflect the tale. Her stories are meant to offer transparency, thereby capturing a glimpse of the soul of the subjects, just as they cross the line, leaving the audience to complete the narrative.
Elaine is a native New Yorker. She has studied at the Salmagundi Art Club and the Art Students League of New York. In her early career, she was mentored by celebrated Harlem Renaissance artist, Charles Alston. Elaine has also studied with renowned painters, Steven Assael and David Grey. She is currently working with key art figures, Eric Michelson and Donelle Estey.
Elaine has been featured in many exhibitions in New York City, including solo and group shows at the Salmagundi Club, Denise Bibro Gallery of Fine Art NYC, Jewish Art Salon, Superfine NY, Heller Museum NYC, and Ceres Gallery NYC. Elaine has co-authored a book titled “ART SPEAKS POETRY / POETRY SPEAKS ART”. She is a member of Audubon Artists and an Elected Member of Allied Artists of America. Allied Artists invited Elaine to be Historian of their prestigious organization.
Artist Elaine Clayman's evocative works in contemporary figurative painting are presented with the poetry of Susan Colton. The solo show commences the launch of their new ekphrastic book ARTSPEAKSPOETRY / POETRYSPEAKSART. Ekphrasis is a verbal description of a visual work of art.
Elaine Clayman also invites the public to view her unique sculptural oil painting on linen, Raggedy Anns Away From Home, mounted on a 1940's suitcase representing the roundup in Paris, France. "Relative Relations," on view at the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at HUC-JIR/New York, One West Fourth Street, explores human conditions. The museum show runs through June 30, 2020.
Her realistic oil painting, Sardines, was recently showcased at the Allied Artists of America's Juried Annual Exhibition at Salmagundi Club, NYC.
Elaine Clayman is a valuable contributing full member of Ceres Gallery. In Elaine Clayman's early career, she was mentored by renowned Harlem Renaissance artist, Charles Alston. Elaine also studied with noted painters, Steven Assael and David Grey. She currently studies with central art figures, Eric Michelson and Donelle Estey.
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