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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.
He lives with his wife Jeanine and paints nationwide and in Santa Fe, New Mexico”


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