From Hong Kong to Florence, Paris to St. Petersburg, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world's leading luxury hospitality company, has earned its reputation through extraordinary experiences delivered by extraordinary people. Now, the unique stories of the exceptional service and savoir faire of the people of Four Seasons is being told in a new book from Assouline Publishing's Fall 2018 Classics Collection titled Four Seasons: The Art of Hospitality.
Through the playful and evocative digital paintings of celebrated artist Ignasi Monreal, Four Seasons: The Art of Hospitality beautifully depicts the essence of the Four Seasons brand – a company powered by its people, delivering authentic, world-class service across its hotels, resorts and residences worldwide.
"The real magic at Four Seasons happens behind the scenes. It is the unscripted care and service, delivered by our people, that creates lasting memories and exceptional experiences for our guests," says Christian Clerc, President, Worldwide Hotel Operations, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. "It is no small task to capture the spirit of our iconic brand through art, and Ignasi has done so beautifully. Through this book, I hope people are transported to the beautiful places of Four Seasons, and are inspired by these stories to create and craft their own memorable moments."
"Ignasi's unique approach to digital art combines traditional art forms with modern technology to express the timelessness of personal connections and the power of the Four Seasons story," notes Clerc. "We are honoured to work with him and privileged to be the subject of Assouline's celebration of luxury, culture, and lifestyle. Four Seasons: The Art of Hospitality is a testament to their vision and a one-of-a-kind addition to any library."
Ignasi Monreal is a celebrated multidisciplinary artist born in Barcelona and currently based in London. He is well known for creating Gucci's Spring/Summer 2018 campaign, the first of its kind to be fully digitally painted, for which he was shortlisted for a 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year Award, a global celebration of creative minds in design.
"It is the perfection that's just there that you take for granted," says Monreal about his seven-week odyssey to eight Four Seasons properties around the world. "True luxury is in the things you don't notice or see. Of course, I experienced the stunning Four Seasons properties, but it was the warmth of the welcoming people, compounded by the lifetime of memories they create for their guests, that inspired the artworks found in this book – artworks that vividly portray the power of human connection, the potent significance of each personal story."
"When we started Assouline, our goal was to celebrate luxury lifestyle and culture on the pages of unique, artistic books of the highest quality," says Prosper Assouline, the Founder of Assouline Publishing. "We work with the best brands in the world to tell their stories, and so Four Seasons is the perfect addition to our latest collection. They have a celebrated, storied history of creating world-class travel experiences, operating the finest hotels in the world, and offering unmatched luxury service."
The 212-page book also features a foreward from Pilar Guzmán, longtime travel industry leader and former Editor-in-Chief of Condé Nast Traveler.
Four Seasons: The Art of Hospitality will be available for purchase at https://www.assouline.com/products/four-seasons.
About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 112 hotels and resorts, and 39 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 47 countries.
The first luxury brand dedicated to culture, Assouline began with the belief that a book artfully crafted and highly considered in its visual content can open our eyes and minds. Over two decades, guided by their passion for knowledge, culture, and travel, they have extended their vision to create all that can be desired in a chic library, from lavishly illustrated books and special editions that become unique decorative accessories.
San Francisco Art Exchange presents iconic original album art and photos of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath and other rock legends, November 10
The Art of Hipgnosis, Inventors of the Dramatic Album Cover celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first album cover created by the British design studio for Pink Floyd's 1968 album, A Saucerful of Secrets. Over the next two decades, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey 'Po' Powell would revolutionize album artwork by creating daring and instantly memorable surrealist images for bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Yes, and dozens more, including their most iconic piece, the prism/pyramid design that is arguably the most valuable album art of all time, for Pink Floyd's 1974 album, The Dark Side of the Moon. As Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin recently said, "They were as cavalier as we were. I liked that!"
Powell will be on hand at the opening of The Art of Hipgnosis on November 10th, and the exhibition will run through January 5th, 2019. It showcases a broad selection of Hipgnosis' masterworks including signed limited-edition prints, signed proof sheets, objects and original artwork designs for such album covers as Pulse (Pink Floyd), Never Say Die! (Black Sabbath), Presence and In Through the Out Door (Led Zeppelin), Peter Gabriel ('Melt'), as well as others.
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Many of the images have never been seen before, such as a stunning collection of photographs Powell took of the Rolling Stones in 1972 for their album Goat's Head Soup. The shots remained unused and the negatives filed away for the past 46 years. In addition, there are rare, intimate photos of Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett, Paul McCartney backstage, along with striking onstage shots including Jimi Hendrix and the Who.
"We're thrilled and honored to present the work of Hipgnosis," says Theron Kabrich, gallery co-founder and creative director, who curated the exhibition with Powell. "Over the course of their career and on the hundreds of album covers they designed, Storm and Po changed the way album art – and the music it accompanied – communicated to us. Contemporary surrealists and visual punch-line artists, they created images that were memorable and magical, resulting in album art that became a dramatic event. I believe people like Banksy and Shephard Fairey must have dined, at least a little, on Hipgnosis as artistic food to evolve into who they have become."
Powell quotes, "Hipgnosis was famous for being out of the ordinary, and we were very deliberate about our efforts to disrupt the norm. We called our album covers 'non-covers,' because they were designed to be art pieces. Record labels hated us. We rarely put band photos on the front, and in many cases we didn't even put the name of the band or the album title. But the artists appreciated that we were creating change hand in hand with their music, so they empowered us to do whatever we wanted."
The San Francisco Art Exchange has enjoyed a long history with Hipgnosis, having presented four prior exhibitions with Storm Thorgerson (who passed away in 2013). The gallery is the first to have presented and sold original Hipgnosis artworks – its premier exhibition of the design studio included the premier showing of the original artwork of The Dark Side of the Moon. Other exhibitions premiered the original artworks of Wish You Were Here, Animals, Never Say Die! and Ummagumma, along with two dye transfers of In Through the Out Door and others.
These exhibitions came about through Kabrich's friendship with Roger Dean, the renowned British artist and designer who is best known for his exotic landscapes on Yes albums such as Fragile and Close to the Edge. Dean was a close colleague and friend of Storm Thorgerson. Kabrich had remarked to Dean on several occasions that he was keen on presenting an exhibition of Hipgnosis' work. He recalls how one day, his SFAE partner James Hartley called his office and said, "There's somebody here to see you." "I came downstairs and saw Storm sitting in a chair next to Jim's desk," he says, "I looked at Storm and said, 'It's about time!' We immediately started working together." In addition to presenting various exhibitions, Kabrich would serve as associate producer on the 2011 Hipgnosis documentary Taken by Storm, which had its world premiere at South by Southwest.
Although Thorgerson and Powell pushed the limits of photography-based techniques, they didn't skimp on creating dream-like images by staging them in real life. "What they did was equal parts surrealism, deconstructionism and spectacle," Kabrich says.
"They would embark on artistic adventures that broke boundaries in both concept and execution," he continues. "If the concept included a man on fire, then a man had to literally be on fire. If a pig had to fly over a large power station, then an inflatable pig had to be suspended on tethers high above the station. If a man has to appear to be drowning in a phone booth filled with water, then a waterproof phone booth would have to be built and filled with water while a man held his breath long enough for the photo to be taken. Storm always said he did not want to fake a concept. No matter how outrageous and difficult, the content of the image had to be staged for real."
The Art of Hipgnosis, Inventors of the Dramatic Album Cover will kick off with an invitation-only opening reception on November 10, with Aubrey Powell in attendance. Signed copies of Aubrey Powell's book Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art – The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue will be given to all purchasers of artwork.
"I'm thrilled to work with the San Francisco Art Exchange on this exhibition to celebrate 50 years of Hipgnosis work," says Powell. "Theron and Jim have a lot of sympathy and respect for the kind of work that we did. They're prepared to put the radical ideas that we came up with and display them to the public as art. I admire them the same way that I admire the artists who employed us."
About San Francisco Art Exchange
The San Francisco Art Exchange focuses on popular iconography from the worlds of film, art, music and history guided by the thesis that popular iconography is the language a culture uses to speak to itself in real time and later memorializes those communications as important parts of historical record.
SFAE has sold original artwork of iconic album covers for the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan, among many others. The gallery has also concluded landmark sales of rare photographs of Marilyn Monroe, Martin Luther King, Jr., Johnny Cash and Muhammad Ali, to name a few. In addition, SFAE has represented treasured music and movie-related artifacts from private and celebrity archives, such as the Playboy Collection and the Brown Derby Collection.
At its downtown San Francisco gallery, SFAE has hosted live events by everyone from music superstars Brian Wilson and Graham Nash, to civil rights legend Clarence Jones and Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm. The gallery's most recent project was the sale of a rare portfolio of photographs of President John F. Kennedy, celebrating the centennial of his birth in cooperation with the Kennedy Foundation, with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the foundation.
For sales and inquires, please contact: San Francisco Art Exchange, email@example.com or call 415-441-8840.
For more information:http://www.sfae.com/
When Jay Parrino discovered the Culver Archives might be for sale, the prominent collector knew immediately what he had to do. Buy it. Now, the Kansas City businessman wants to sell his rare, coveted collection and is brokering the sale through Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC based in Kansas City.
"Owning even a little piece of this collection would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," explained the Kansas City resident who is no stranger to New York's auction houses, where he bought a rare 1913 Liberty nickel for a record-breaking $1.35 million. Twelve years ago, Parrino also bought the Culver archives for an undisclosed sum.
D. Jay Culver started the collection in New York in 1926 when he provided photos to major newspapers, magazines and movie studios of the time. When Culver died in 1968, his family held on to the 4.5 million rare artworks until 2006 when they sold it to Parrino.
The Culver collection is one of only three major stock photo and image agency collections from the 1900s. And two already have been sold. The Bettmann Archive was sold in 1996 and is now owned by Getty Images, and the Brown Brothers archive was broken up and sold in 2015.
Now the last major collection – the Culver archives – is for sale for $30.5 million. The collection is valued at $99.2 million, according to a fine art photography appraiser who has worked with the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The collection contains artwork by notable engravers such as William Hogarth, Thomas Nast, Thure de Thulstrup and Winslow Homer, and photographers such as George Grantham Bain, Edwin Lebick, Weegee and Herman Mishkin, to name a few. The rare archive's extensive range and scope covers images from the Old Testament to NASA's Apollo program.
Another 640,000 images are already digitized, saving future owners the expense when establishing an online stock photo company, said Michael Simon at Artifact Brokerage Firm.
The 4.5-million-piece collection is divided into nine categories, each with its own price tag: $6.5 million for the 640,000 digitized images, $7.9 million for 444,000 historical photos, $9.4 million for 1.7 million historical illustrations, a range of $404,000 to $1.9 million for the five newspaper photo collections, and $1.1 million for 114,240 celebrity photographs by photographer Peter Borsari.
For more information or appointments, visit www.culverarchives.com
An original oil painting and reproductions memorializing the career and achievements of U.S. Olympic Gold Medal wrestler Dan Gable have been created by established painter Mike Kupka. "The Art of the Fight" pays tribute to Iowa high school, collegiate and Olympic champion wrestler Dan Gable. Gable's gold medal, astonishing record of 181-1 and his coaching career are the stuff legends are made of.
The painting depicts Gable's dramatic winning match at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, which the Soviets wanted to win by any means. It also digs deeply into Coach Gable's life. The work symbolizes his love for his home state of Iowa where the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum is located, his love of the sport, his family, and the mentors and coaches who guided him along the way to great success. Mike Kupka's painting also includes iconic locations from Gable's athletic career, his Olympic gold medal and the wrestling mat where the action took place.
Coach Dan Gable on what this painting means to him: "This piece of art covers my whole life. There is so much inspiration within this work that I personally call it a masterpiece. There's a great story behind each one of the images artist Mike Kupka has so brilliantly captured. It reflects both my lifetime and my legacy. I hope it will inspire people for a long time to come."
Mike Kupka on the inspiration to paint Dan Gable: "I admire Dan's perseverance, drive, focus and his riveting attention to detail, which is something I put in my paintings. The perfection that he strives for on the wrestling mat is what I strive for on the canvas. When it leaves my easel, it has to be the way I want it. It's a reflection of me."
The Art of the Fight is available in a limited edition 30x24 canvas signed by the artist and Coach Gable; an 18x24 canvas signed by artist Mike Kupka; an 18x24 fine print; and an 18x24 poster. Quantities are limited.
Ordering information is at www.MikeKupka.com.
Muslim World League Signs Cooperation Agreement With Italy's Uffizi Gallery to Promote Islamic Civilization and Enhance Intercultural Initiatives
The Muslim World League (MWL), one of the world's largest Muslim NGO's, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most visited art museums in the world.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy is one of the oldest and most famous art institutions in Europe and the second largest and most important museum in the world after the Louvre. The Gallery is visited by millions from around the world.
The Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, signed the agreement on behalf of the Muslim World League, while the Uffizi Gallery was represented by its Director Dr. Eike Schmidt.
The agreement aims to support educational and cultural initiatives to do with Islamic civilization, support initiatives aimed at developing education and promote and deliver training that promotes intercultural dialogue.
The agreement also aims to raise awareness of Arab and Islamic culture in order to deepen the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding among communities from differing regions.
Through this agreement, both parties seek to organize seminars and training courses and stress the importance of museums in promoting cultural exchange and educational activities.
Dr. Schmidt emphasized the Uffizi Gallery's deep awareness of the importance of the cultural exchange project with the Muslim World League, stressing the Gallery's keenness to organize joint initiatives with the Muslim World League to achieve the objectives of both parties.
The Uffizi Gallery was founded in 1560 and contains a myriad of world-famous works.
The Muslim World League is one of the world's largest Muslim NGO's active in over 60 countries. Under the leadership of His Excellency Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Abdulkarim Al-Issa, the Muslim World League has renewed its worldwide mission to promote interfaith dialogue, peace-building, and cultural diplomacy.
Steve began his art education taking drawing and painting lessons as a youngster. After high school, he went to the University of Georgia in 1967 and 68, 1969 Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and he earned his BFA degree from Auburn University in 1970. His experience has varied from a deck-hand working the Cote D’Azur to illustrator and graphic designer over many years in Atlanta. Throughout this time he continued his painting and taught himself how to carve stone. His work has sold mostly by “word of mouth” over the years. He continues to evolve his painting and sculpture.
"Working as an artist requires a combination of skill, focus, and a continuing reality check. During a 3 month illness, summer 16, I reached a place in myself that changed my art and attitude (as well as my sig). Today is about creating my visual language that synthesizes abstract and real. Letting intuition run while at the same time managing execution and expectation. Having fun on the journey."
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Dora Cooper was born in Notre Dame Bay and also has roots in Trinity Bay. After a successful career in healthcare, she now devotes her time and energy to her painting.
Dora has always had a love of art and has studied under a number of well known local and internationally acclaimed artists. She continues to take workshops to further her skills and knowledge.
“I have travelled extensively throughout the island and parts of Labrador and have been inspired by our culture and the natural beauty of our province.
Our rugged landscape is subject to the effects of light and weather conditions and as such is never static, ever changing, but always beautiful.
My paintings are my interpretation of the natural world around me and my aim is to inspire my viewers and enable them to see through my eyes those special moments in time that will resonate with them. “
“ Artists use their skills to tell a story or evoke emotion; it could be a memory from the past or a feeling which comes forth to make the experience personal for the viewer. A painting is like a mystery, it only tells part of the story, the viewer has to fill in the rest”.
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Sandra Fettingis -Change and Law of Attraction through Systematic Guidelines and Repetition
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The third tour of the "Follow Up Siberia!" international cross-cultural program launched by Nornickel (the General Partner of the 2019 Winter Universiade) has ended in Chita. The main goal of the program is to promote global awareness of Siberia and the Universiade.
The tour team consisted of 9 people from 7 countries: Amy & Nathan (USA), Nisha & Vasu (India), Na Noob (Thailand), Nala Rinaldo (Indonesia), Anica Kolic (Croatia), Amanda Antunes (Brazil) and Analucia Rodriguez (Peru). For three days (October 6-8, 2018), they discovered different aspects of Siberia in real time: its traditional, modern and friendly sides, and shared their perception on social media.
On day one the guests took a sightseeing tour across Chita and visited the Regional Drama Theater to see the Golden Mask theatre festival.
The next day, team members participated in an archery workshop which was led by renowned professional athletes who graduated from the local archery school. Foreign guests witnessed the traditional Buryat archery and tried to hit the target themselves.
Then the team went to Aginsky Datsan - one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in Russia - to meet lamas who told about the history of the monastery.
The highlight of the second day was a meeting with citizens of Chita - active and interesting people: traveler, language school founder, head of the robotics studio, and a local Thai boxing coach who told about his charity program and work with troubled children.
The third day started with jeep riding and a barbecue in the wild after which the team visited a Buryat cuisine workshop.
The "Follow Up Siberia!" participants enjoyed their time in Siberia and even did not want to leave this friendly region.
Nornickel is the General Partner of the 29th Winter Universiade Krasnoyarsk 2019, partner of the International University Sports Federation (FISU), Russian Olympic Committee and Russian Olympic Team, Russian National Football Team and Russian Football Union, Russian Football Association, Russian Curling Federation and WCT Arctic Curling Cup in Dudinka, etc.
"Follow Up Siberia!" is a digital cross-cultural project centered around an international online contest which started one year prior to the Winter Universiade 2019 and will last until its closing in March 2019. Residents of 45 countries participated in the online contest since the launch of the project. For more info please visit followupsiberia.com.
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Artists Joel Dean Stockdill and Yustina Salnikova sit atop scaffolding while making design decisions at the construction site of Monterey Bay Aquarium's life-sized blue whale art installation made from discarded single-use plastic. Building the whale took four-and-a-half months, including 15 weeks to hand-recycle the plastic panels, four weeks to fabricate the steel frame and three weeks to sculpt and screw on the panels.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (Parks Conservancy), unveils a life-sized blue whale art installation at the heart of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Crissy Field in the Presidio, to bring awareness to a massive problem: the issue of ocean plastic pollution. The 82-foot-long blue whale made from hand-recycled plastic trash makes a splash on Saturday, October 13, and will remain on public view there for three months, until January 2019.
Monterey Bay Aquarium chose the endangered blue whale as the subject of the art installation to draw a connection between plastic pollution and its impact on marine life around the world. The largest animal ever to live on Earth, a blue whale can weigh about 300,000 pounds – the approximate weight of plastic that ends up in the ocean every nine minutes.
"We created a life-sized blue whale to dramatize the scale of the problem," said Julie Packard, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium. "As people view the installation, we hope they're inspired to make changes in their own plastic consumption and will to join us in protecting ocean wildlife."
Bay Area artist Joel Dean Stockdill, known for creating artworks from reclaimed materials, collaborated with co-creator Yustina Salnikova to build the blue whale installation. The two, along with a team, personally hand-sorted, cleaned and cut plastic trash before transforming it into panels that compose the artwork.
"Plastic is filling up our landfills and only nine percent of it has been recycled. As a society we need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic," said Stockdill. "That's why I wanted to be a part of this effort."
Stockdill and Salnikova chose to make the installation from recycled plastic trash rather than use found objects typically seen in other discarded plastic sculptures. The artists developed a custom recycling process done by hand to demonstrate that small-scale, high impact waste management is possible and not something that necessarily has to be done on an industrial scale.
"The solution to ocean plastic pollution is in our hands," Packard said. "We can make a difference through the choices we make as individuals, and by encouraging businesses to adopt innovative alternatives and supporting public policies to curb single-use plastic."
Monterey Bay Aquarium developed the idea for the blue whale with Hub Strategy and Communication, a San Francisco advertising agency. Hub worked with Building 180, an arts management and consulting agency, to bring in Stockdill.
This installation is part of the Art in the Parks program that has a mission to connect visitors with creative experiences in the parks that are transformative, unexpected and inspirational. Since 2006, more than 280 artists have participated in 27 art projects, engaging over 1,176,000 park visitors across 19 park sites in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area through the initiative.
"Our Art in the Parks initiative seeks to bring art to park settings to provide new ways of experiencing and learning about place and to foster wider civic engagement and dialogue around today's most important social issues," said Greg Moore, President and CEO of the Parks Conservancy. "Art projects like the blue whale art installation encourage an exploration about the history of our parks, the importance of our natural resources and the stewardship of these places."
"This installation builds on a rich tradition of artists who bring new perspectives through creative expression to the national park experience," said Charlie Strickfaden, Chief of Communications at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
About the Monterey Bay Aquarium
With a mission to inspire conservation of the ocean, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is the most admired aquarium in the United States, a leader in science education and a voice for ocean conservation through comprehensive programs in marine science and public policy. Everything we do works in concert to protect the future of our blue planet. More information at montereybayaquarium.org
About the National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior charged with managing the preservation and public use of America's most significant natural, scenic, historic and cultural treasures. The NPS manages the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, as well as 417 other park sites across the U.S. For more information, visit nps.gov/goga
About Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization that supports the Golden Gate National Recreation Area—the most-visited unit in the national park system in the U.S. Since 1981, the Parks Conservancy has provided over $500 million in aid for site transformations, habitat restorations, research and conservation, volunteer and youth engagement, and interpretive and educational programs. Learn more at parksconservancy.org
About Art in the Parks
The mission of Art in the Parks is to provide programs that connect our visitors with creative experiences in the parks that are transformative, unexpected and inspirational. Learn more: parksconservancy.org/visit/art
About Hub Strategy & Communication
Hub Strategy and Communication is an integrated advertising, design and production company located in San Francisco's historic Presidio district. hubsanfrancisco.com
About Building 180
Building 180 is a creative consultancy and arts management group whose goal is to bring more art into the world and who believe that art has the power to build community and create impact. www.building180.com
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Artist Elaine Clayman's original oil on linen artwork, "Dignity" will be highlighted in the upcoming Audubon Artists 76th Annual Anniversary Exhibition. The show will be held at the Salmagundi Club at 47 Fifth Avenue, open to the public from October 29 to November 9, 2018.
"We are delighted to have Elaine Clayman on the Board of Audubon Artists and Allied Artists as well as the planning committee for Audubon's 75th Anniversary edition of our catalogue. We are excited about our annual showcase of Audubon Artists' exhibitors," said Vincent Nardone, president of Audubon Artists. "Each year, we are honored to select pieces by artistic professionals whose work is both distinctive and exceptional."
Artworks shown will include varied themes across six different styles of expression: aquamedia, graphics and drawings, collage and mixed media, oils, pastels and sculpture.
Artist Elaine Clayman works in portraiture and contemporary figurative painting. In her 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 works with central art figures, Eric Michelson and Donelle Estey.
About Elaine Clayman
Elaine Clayman studied at the Salmagundi Art Club and the Art Students League of New York. She has been featured in many exhibitions in New York City, including solo and group shows at the Salmagundi Club and Ceres Gallery, who represents her work. Elaine is an elected member of Allied Artists of America and a member of Audubon Artists.
About Audubon Artists
Believing in artistic progress since 1942, Audubon Artists, Inc. is a group of artist professionals practicing in six disciplines: Aquamedia, Graphics & Drawings, Collage & Mixed Media, Oils, Pastels & Sculpture. Audubon Artists has fulfilled an ongoing commitment to the public and the artistic community on a national level by presenting demonstrations by artist professionals, educational programs and workshops.
About The Salmagundi Club
Founded in 1871, Salmagundi Club is one of the oldest art organizations in the United States. Housed in an historic brownstone mansion in Greenwich Village, New York City, the Club offers programs including art classes, exhibitions, painting demonstrations, and art auctions throughout the year for members and the general public.