May I Introduce Juliette Aristides?

28 Jul 2012

Juliette Aristides: Weekend with the Masters art instructor

Alexis by Juliette Aristides, oil painting.
Alexis by Juliette Aristides, oil painting.
Juliette Aristides is a Seattle-based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Aristides is the founder of and an instructor at the Classical Atelier at the Gage Academy of Fine Art, in Seattle, and she teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. Author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, and Lessons in Classical Drawing (all Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, New York), Aristides' work has been featured in FineArt Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, The Artist's Magazine, and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine. She exhibits in solo and group shows nationally. Aristides has spent 10 years acquiring a rigorous education on the principles of classical realism. She began her studies in 1988 under Myron Barnstone in Design Systems and continued to study drawing and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, followed by study at The Atelier, in Minneapolis, in the tradition of Richard Lack. This training was followed by two years of instruction at the National Academy in New York with Jacob Collins, while also receiving instruction from Carlos Madrid. Aristides spent a year working with a small group of students at Collins' studio prior to becoming a founding member of the Water Street Atelier, in Brooklyn. She has received both the Wilder Prize for Drawing and the Albert Hallgarten Traveling Scholarship while studying at the National Academy of Design. She is also a recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant. Her work can be seen on The Art Renewal Center's website under the living masters gallery and on her own website.

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