|Red Carnations with Ming Rice Bowl by Jacqueline Kamin,
oil painting, 20 x 16.
Jacqueline Kamin: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Born in 1950 in Washington, DC, Jacqueline Kamin received
her formal art education from the Corcoran Museum School in her native town,
and later attended the Art Students League of New York and the Sculpture
Studio, both in Manhattan.
Some of her many awards include an honorable mention from
the California Art Club's 89th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, first place for
still life at the 3rd Annual California Autumn Salon of 2002, and the juror's
choice award in the 2006 Art Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Susan
Kathleen Black Foundation. The artist has participated in national and regional
exhibitions, including The Annual California Autumn Salon, in Beverly Hills;
The 23rd Annual Juried Non-Members Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club, in New
York City (which led to membership); and the 92nd Annual California Art Club
Gold Medal exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History. Kamin, a nationally sought
after instructor, is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the California
Art Club-where she serves on the Board of Advisors-and the Salmagundi Club.
Kamin paints with a sculptural sensibility that isn't at all
foreign to her practice. Earlier in her career she spent time as a bronze bust
sculptor. "Working with sculpture is a lot of fun," Kamin says. "It is very
tactile and organic, but it takes a toll physically, and you aren't responsible
for the whole process unless you have your own foundry."
Control over the process is what invigorates Kamin and continually draws her to
oil painting, especially still life painting depicting objects that she's collected for
more than 40 years during her travels all over the world, including to Macao,
China, and Korea. "Still life painting allows the artist to really control the
viewers' vision, leading them where you want them to look and making them feel
like they are in another place, an intimate world," she says.
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