Rarely is someone so talented that they are inducted into the Pastel Hall of Fame by the Pastel Society of America. Even more rare, at the time of this induction only three living artists had been given the honor, joining the company of greats like Mary Cassatt and Daniel Chester French.
Albert Handell is not just a superstar pastel painter, not just a master artist, he is an artist’s artist, commanding the highest respect among his peers. In 2000, the Pastel Society of the West Coast presented him with the organization’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award for Pastel.
PleinAir magazine is pleased to welcome Pastel Hall of Fame Artist Albert Handell to the faculty of the 4th Annual Plein Air Convention & Expo, which will be held April 13-17, 2015.
Handell will be demonstrating his technique at the convention, as well as working with painters in the field.
At an early age, Handell could be found illustrating the streets of Brooklyn with chalk. He began formal studies at 16, and in 1954 he enrolled at the Art Students League in New York City to study drawing and anatomy with Louis Priscilla and Robert Ward Johnson. Handell currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1961, he has had over 30 one-man shows and has received more than 70 prizes and awards. This is a great opportunity to watch Albert Handell in person and capture the essence of his amazing skills.
Calle de Pina, Albert Handell,