|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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