|Breton Wash Basin by Edward Minoff, oil painting.|
Edward Minoff: Weekend With the Masters Instructor
Edward Minoff graduated with honors from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Throughout his high-school and college years he studied painting and sculpture at the Art Students League of New York, the National Academy of Design, and at Vassar College.
He has copied some of the greatest works of Western Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hispanic Society, The Prado, and The Louvre, among others.
After co-founding the animation house AMPnyc, he began to study with Jacob Collins at the Water Street Atelier and eventually left commercial work to devote himself entirely to painting.
Later in his career he journeyed to Italy to study at The Florence Academy of Art. He is a core instructor at the Grand Central Academy of Art and a co-founder of the Hudson River Fellowship. In terms of his own artistic development, the study of the painters Frederic Edwin Church, Asher B. Durand, and William Trost Richards, among others, helped to hone his process. Many clues were found not only in their paintings and studies but also in correspondence, including the tremendously insightful "Letters on Landscape Painting" column written by Asher B. Durand and published in The Crayon.
His brushwork displays a daring bravura, particularly in his seascapes where moody waves crest and break with intensity. Other outdoor painting scenes are composed from high, dramatic points of view, as seen in his work from the Catskill Mountains of New York. In his still life work, his palette becomes bright and inviting with warm reds, oranges, and yellows. A truly versatile artist, Minoff displays a remarkable talent for portraying the human figure as well.
In 2004, he staged his second one-man show with the John Pence Gallery and received rave reviews. His most recent solo exhibition in San Francisco was presented in October-November, 2010. He has also shown with galleries in Connecticut, Houston, TX and Sag Harbor, N.Y. For more information, visit his website.
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