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Gallery Artist: Nadia Mahfuz

About the artist

Nadia Mahfuz received her classical instruction from R.H. Ives Gammell student Paul Ingbretson.  The training followed the atelier system of the 19th century France.  As it did historically, a student was trained in still life, portrait, figure, and plein-air painting.  She was also fortunate to study privately with contemporary New York painter Carol Bolsey for four years.  Mahfuz believes the combination of her trainings has contributed to her artistic process and to the painter she is today.  Additionally, she has received various awards from the Copley Society in Boston, Massachusetts, Duxbury Art Complex in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Academic Art Association, Guild of Boston Artist, and Providence Art Club.

Education

Ingbretson Studios, Boston, Mass., Framingham, Mass.

          Two year apprentice with Paul Ingbretson                                          1990-1992

          Studied in a five year program under Paul Ingbretson                       1983-1989

Fenway Studios, Boston Mass.

          Studied under Robert Cormier in the classical tradition                     1984-1986

          Training focused on portraiture

Mass College of Art, Boston, Mass.

          Studied under George Nick, independent study                               1982-1984

Decordova Museum

          Drawing classes with Carol Bolsey                                                     1979-1981

          Studied privately under Carol Bolsey in Boston, Mass                      1981-1983

        

artist's statement

For more than three decades of painting and teaching I still consider myself a student of the visual world.  Every time I pick up a brush, I discover something new about light, form, or composition.  For me, painting has been a never ending passion and a gift.