ultime acquisizioni | CARLA CRAWFORD

California USA

Carla Crawford graduated with degrees in Art Studio and Italian from the University of California, Davis, where she studied under the painter Wayne Thiebaud. While at the University of California, Carla spent a year in exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy and an additional year studying at the Institute of Architecture in Venice. While in Italy, Carla became enamored with classical oil painting and after graduating she remained in the country for six months teaching art and art history and making master copies at the country’s national museums. She returned to California to pursue a degree in Art Education at San Francisco State University and study painting and color theory at the Atelier School of Classical Realism in Oakland. She later moved to New York to undertake a three year course of study in anatomy, portraiture and classical painting at the Grand Central Academy of Art and spent an additional year studying in the director, Jacob Collins’’ studio. From 2012 to 2013 Carla spent the year in Spain making master copies at the Prado Museum. Carla has been an artist-in-residence at the School of the Arts in San Francisco, the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship and at the Whiskeytown National Preserve in conjunction with the de Young Museum. She has received the Alfred Ross and Art Renewal Center Grants for Artistic Excellence and was given an Award of Exceptional Merit from the Portrait Society of America in 2016. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums including in the de Young Museum in San Francisco California and the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC and is included in the permanent collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, the Crocker Art Museum and the Museu Europeu d’Art Modern in Barcelona. She teaches painting and drawing in the Graduate Fine Art department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and lives with her husband and sons in California.

Half Light (Self-portrait), 2020 - Oil on Canvas - cm 48x36



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