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Marvin MattelsonBiography: Portrait artist oil portrait paintings by Marvin Mattelson. Museum quality realistic oil portraiture by an award winning New York area painter in a classical realist style. Marvin is an oil portrait painter who draws on over thirty years of professional experience as an artist. Ten of Marvin’s paintings are included in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution. His portraits hang in both private and corporate collections around the world. He has been commissioned to create portraits of the CEOs from Met Life, NYNEX, and ITT Corporation, the Board of Directors of MBNA, as well as composer Philip Glass and writer/historian Conner Cruise O’Brien. After receiving his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art, Marvin embarked on the long road to discover the knowledge that he felt was so evident in the work of the old masters. He is most indebted to John Frederick Murray, a student of the late Frank Reilly, for his insights into the academic painting process. Prior to becoming a full time portrait painter, Marvin was an award winning illustrator. He was commissioned to paint over twenty covers for Time Magazine. A partial list of clients includes Dream Works, MTV, Newsweek, FEDEX, Putnam, Warner Publishing, A&E, CBS, ABC, Geffen Films, National Geographic, Scientific American, The US Postal Service and Angel Records. His cover for the CD “Chant” helped propel it to number three on the Pop Charts, making it the most popular classical album of all time. He has received over sixty awards from the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition. Marvin’s work has been featured in articles in Communication Arts, Print Magazine, Idea Magazine, and Step by Step Graphics Magazine and has appeared in numerous illustration, advertising and design annuals. American Artist Magazine will be showcasing Marvin's portraiture in an upcoming feature article. Marvin is a distinguished educator, who teaches classes at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in addition to conducting private portrait painting workshops. Marvin is a member of the American Society of Portrait Artists and is also on the leadership committee of the New York Society of Portrait Artists. He lives in Great Neck, New York with his wife and their two sons. Country: USA Birthyear: 1947 Galleries: Salmagundi Club, Norman Rockwell Museum,Society of Illustrators Museum of American Art,National Academey of Art, National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution Awards: Second Prize: American Society of Portrait Artists 2001 Competition, Honorable Mention: American Society of Portrait Artists 2002 Competition, Finalist: American Society of Portrait Artists 2000 Competition, Distinguished Merit Award: New York Society of Portrait Artists 2002 Annual Exhibition, Finalist: Artists Magazine 2001 Competition,Finalist: Artists Magazine 2000 Competition Media: oil Style: other, Classical Realism Subjects: other, Portraits
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