Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, PBS, galleries, and an auction house as well as having published numerous articles on 19th and 20th Century American painting, in particular the emergence of the Hudson River School. His 2000 magazine article on the Hudson River School formed the basis for the 2002 PBS film (also broadcast on BBC) America's First River, Bill Moyers on the Hudson where Alex was featured in part one, Stories from the Hudson.
In 2012 he curated an exhibition at Boscobel in Garrison, NY across from West Point, which paired twenty famous Hudson River School paintings to images of the Modern Day. That exhibition later travelled in February 2013 to the Sam Rayburn Gallery, United States Capitol, Washington, DC.
In October 2013 Alex published his book, GPS Guide to the Hudson River School and Where They Painted.
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Freedom of the press and humanity are the foundation of The Epoch Times; our beginnings hailed from a great need to provide uncensored news to a people immersed in propaganda and censorship in China.
Having witnessed events like Tiananmen Square and the persecution of the spiritual group Falun Gong, and at a great risk to themselves and their loved ones, a group of Chinese-Americans started publishing The Epoch Times in the Chinese language in the U.S.
Some reporters in China were jailed, and some suffered severe torture. Integrity and truthfulness in reporting, together with the stories that really matter, are cornerstones to The Epoch Times.
The first English edition launched online in 2003 followed by the first print edition in 2004. Our beginnings have instilled in The Epoch Times staff an unwavering commitment to objective reporting and socially responsible business practices, as well as respect for human rights and freedom.
The Epoch Times is an independent voice in print and on the web. We report news responsibly and truthfully so that readers can improve their own lives and increase their understanding and respect for their neighbors next door and around the globe.
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Sharon Kilarski is the Arts editor for New York edition of Epoch Times, an independent voice in print and on the web. Founded as a Chinese language publication with the mission of giving voice to the oppressed, Epoch Times now has a presence in 21 languages and 35 countries.
Working for the English edition, Sharon writes theater reviews, opinion pieces on the arts, as well as interviews those in the art and related fields who can speak to the importance of the classics today.
Alessandra Massameno is head of Sales & Communications in New York, on behalf of Art, Antiques and Design (AAD). A recent graduate of Harvard, she works as a writer, both in creative and journalistic capacities.
Elliot Lee founded his antique business in 1994. Having bought his first Antique piece at the tender age of eleven, it has since then been his passion for Antiques, Fine Art, and aesthetically beautiful Design that encouraged him to establish ART ANTIQUES DESIGN Ltd. in 2011.
AAD serves as a virtual meeting place and a connector for art, antiques and design professionals. It is a bridge for integration, learning and dialogue between these three markets.
In 2013, Elliot proposed the creation of an industry wide code of ethics to serve both dealers and collectors. A 'Straight Deal Charter’ of ethical business practice would lead to creating and maintaining a level of trust in the market sectors of Art, Antiques and Luxury Goods.
It is Elliot's ambition, through the network of AAD and backed by a Charter of Ethics, to instil as much confidence as possible in dealers, art consultants, artists and high profile brands who work with collectors and consumers.
Director General of the Forum d'Avignon, space for international dialogue between the actors of culture, economy and media (in 2010).
Former head of the office of economic evaluations and information society within the Media Development Directorate (DDM), Laure Kaltenbach previously spent 13 years in the private, then Accenture Financial Officer of TF1.
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Laura Stewart has been a professional in the art world for 30+ years. Her career has included work as a journalist, editor, public relations professional and non-profit management consultant. She began her career in Sotheby's press office in New York; was an arts columnist at The Daily Telegraph in London and served as Global Director of Public Relations at Phillips, de Pury & Luxembourg.
In 2010, Stewart founded Anderson Stewart Fine Art - an art & culture project management firm. ASFA clients included TBA21, the contemporary art foundation created by Francesca von Habsburg in Vienna; Gurr Johns Art Advisory, London/NY; and H.E. Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa al Khalifa, leading contemporary artist, Kingdom of Bahrain. Stewart’s work for Al Khalifa led her to the position of Art Consultant at Al Noor Company W.L.L. in Bahrain.
She has traveled extensively in the Middle East to art fairs, galleries and museum exhibitions and written widely on art and culture in the MENASA region - both historic and contemporary. Stewart graduated from William Smith College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and served on the Board of the British Art Market Federation.
Maura Nestor Haverly has had a very diverse career in the arts, since dinosaurs roamed the earth, starting with Hammer Galleries/Knoedler Graphics in New York. In 1985 she was named Director of Art Expo, with fairs in New York and Los Angeles. At that time, Art Expo was the largest art fair in the world, and Maura was the first woman to direct a major international fair.
From Art Expo, Maura went to London as International Director, Europe and Australia, of Petersburg Galleries, whose artists included Francesco Clemente, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Jim Dine and Jasper Johns.
Returning to New York, she was recruited for a start-up developing gallery-to-gallery intranets, later sold to GE Capital. She then joined a major public relations company specializing in arts projects, and later worked in Paris as a private dealer.
Returning to the States, she opened a gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, which featured a diverse range of exhibitions, often in collaboration with galleries and curators in Europe.
She currently deals in modern and contemporary art, and travels widely in her search for the perfect wine bar.
As an artist, Gallery Management Instructor, Gallery Director, Independent Curator, and Special Exhibitions Coordinator for City art museums, college art galleries, and commercial galleries in California & Utah, and for private collections, Klepper has been involved in producing over 200 professional art events, shows and exhibitions.
An MFA graduate from California State University, Long Beach, Larry retired from El Camino College, although he continues to work as an Assistant Professor in architectural history for the College of Extended and International Education at California State University, Dominquez Hills. His award winning paintings are in museum and numerous private collections nationwide.
Recipient of the 2015 Faculty Award for Research, 2012-2014 from California State University, Dominquez Hills.
To visit Lawrence Klepper's Gallery Page, click here
Christine Lin is the Arts & Culture editor for New York edition of Epoch Times, an independent voice in print and on the web. Founded as a Chinese language publication with the mission of giving voice to the oppressed, Epoch Times now has a presence in 21 languages and 35 countries. Christine writes for the English edition and covers the fine and decorative arts in New York City.
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War And Photography Intersect In A Powerful Exhibit
The Tribal Art Market: Lessons From Africa
Winners Announced for 2014 NTD Television International Figure Painting Competition
Michael Parsons writes a Fine Art and Antiques column in the Saturday paper with analysis and comment about the national and international art market.
He is a regular contributor to other sections of The Irish Times including News, Property, and the Magazine and, is an occasional diarist. He has written extensively about property (especially country houses), history, the art market and travel.
He emigrated in the 1980s and lived abroad for over twenty years - in Belgium, Switzerland and London - before returning to Ireland in 2005.
GEORGE KOZMON, an internationally collected artist, is best known for his monumental architectural paintings, which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.
He is the recipient of numerous awards including The National Endowment For The Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and four Ohio Arts Council Grants. His resume reflects over 30 solo exhibitions in commercial, academic and institutional venues, and over 100 two-person, invitational, or group shows.
Mr. Kozmons work is represented in prestigious public and private collections including the Cleveland Museum of Art, (Cleveland, OH), the Akron Art Museum (Akron OH), Hyatt Regency (Cologne, Germany), IBM (Armonk, NY), the Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, OH), Astor Residence Hotel (London, England), and the Progressive Collection, (Cleveland OH).
Commissioned projects include Halliburton Corporate Hq. (Houston, TX), Key Corp. (Cleveland OH), Turner Construction Co. (Columbus, OH), Ungerer GmbH (Pforzheim, Germany). The Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland, OH), Marriott Corp. (Arlington MD), and 12 large-scale works for the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, installed in 2013. (Abu Dhabi, UAE).
His most recent project was Cloudscape, an ambitious 8ft. x 80ft. canvas, painted on-site for IngenuityFest 2013, the premier art and technology event in Ohio, with attendance over 45,000.
As well as being a full-time artist, Mr. Kozmon is the Director of the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Hts. OH. owned, operated and directed his own gallery (Thrive an artspace), teaches, lectures, curates exhibitions for various institutions, serves on several non-profit boards, and is an active contributor to the culture of greater Cleveland.
For images and more information, please visit: WWW.GEORGEKOZMON.COM
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Dr Susan Grundy, D Litt et Phil, University of South Africa
Susan Grundy is an independent Art Investigation Consultant, patron and collector of fine art, specializing in Seventeenth Century Old Masters. Her Doctoral (2009) and Masters (2005) research concentrated on Art and Optics, in the new field of quantitative, scientific and technical Art History.
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