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Albert Handell

Born in Brooklyn, New York, 1937.
Attended the Art Student’s League of NY.
Lived 4 years (1961-1965) in Paris, France.
Has had approximately 50 one-man shows.
He paints on location with pastels, and is the leading pioneer of the extended application of the pastel medium for painting en plein air with pastel.
He paints both in oils and pastels, and is in numerous museum collections
Has co-authored 5 books on his art and teaching, all published by Watson-Guptill Art Publications NYC.
Was one of the artists to judge the Premier Annual Pastel Exhibition of the Pastel Society of America in 1973 in New York City.
In 1987 he was the third living American artist to be inducted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame.
He was honored by a Pastel Retrospective, 2007, at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
He has an annual one-man exhibition every autumn at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe.


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