Albert Handell, American (1937 - )

Albert Handell

Albert Handell lives and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and teaches nationally and internationally.

Current featured galleries include Ventana Fine Art.

Since 1961, he has had over thirty one-man shows and has received over seventy prizes and awards, including the following partial listing from the annual exhibitions of:
The Allied Artists of America, New York City
The Audubon Artists of America, New York City
The National Academy of Design, New York City
Academie Artists of America, Springfield, Massachusetts
The Pastel Society of America, New York City
The Butler Institute of America Art, Youngstown, Ohio
State University of New York, Albany, New York
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
National Arts Club, New York City
The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York
The Berkshire Museum of Art, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York
Artists of America (Denver- Rotary Club) 1983, 1984, 1990
Mr. Handell has received grants from the John F. and Anna Lee Stacy Foundation and from the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Foundation, Montreal Canada. His paintings are in numerous private and public collections and museums.

Permanent Collections (Partial Listing):
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
Ranger Purchase Award, National Academy of Design, N.Y.C. Donated to Bates College, Lewistown, Maine
Elizabeth T. Greenshiekls, Memorial Foundation and Museum, Montreal, Canada
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Schenectady Museum of Art, Schenectady, NY
Syracuse Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
R.K. Mellon Art Acquisition Fund Purchase
Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York City
Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania
The Rio Hotel and Casino in the Italian Resort of Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada
A partial listing of one-man gallery and museum shows:
Albert Handell: A Pastel Retrospective 2007- with Recent Oils. The Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. September 9 – November 19, 2007
The Ventana Fine Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1987 to the present
The Guild Gallery, New York City, 1979
The Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, 1977
The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York, 1976
The Berkshire Museum of Art, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1975
The Eileen Kuhlich Gallery, New York City, 1973
The A.C.A. Gallery, New York City, 1966
The Fitzgerald Gallery, New York City, 1961-1963
Mr. Handell now exhibits with the Ventana Fine Art Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where, since 1987, he has had annual one-man shows.

Selected Recent National and Group Exhibitions:
Albert Handell: A Pastel Retrospective 2007- with Recent Oils. The Butler Institute of American Art. Youngstown, Ohio. September 9 – November 19, 2007.
Oil Painters of America, since 1997 continuously
CONTEMPORARY ROMANTICISM; LANDSCAPE IN PASTEL, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1999
First Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational Competition, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, 1999
THE AMERICAN SCENE, A National Exhibition of Major Works, Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum, Taos, New Mexico, 1999
Albuquerque Museum Annual Miniatures Exhibitions 1996, 1997, 1998
The Plein Air Painters of America, Invited Artist, Catalina Island, CA 1998
“Tradition” John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA 1996
C.M. Russell Museum, Great Falls, Montana 1999

Books co-authored by Albert Handell on his painting techniques and his works: All books are published by Watson Guptill Art Publications, New York City.
Painting the Landscape in Pastel, Albert Handell and Anita Louise West, published 2000Painting the Landscape in Pastel
Intuitive Light, Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell, published 1995.
Intuitive Composition, published 1989, is in its third printing
Pastel Painting Workshop, published in 1981, is in its fourth printing and is translated into German
Oil Painting Workshop, published 1979, is in its sixth printing and is translated into German
Recent articles about Albert Handell:
Albert Handell – “A Touch of Magic” by Anne Hevener, Pastel Journal, August, 2009
A Retrospective Exhibition of Albert Handell’s Pastel Paintings” by Stephen Doherty, American Artist, October 2007
Albert Handell – “An Intuitive Approach” by Devon Jackson, Southwest Art, October, 2007
Albert Handell – “Making every moment count in Pastel Painting”, by Ruth Summer, The Pastel Journal, March – April 1999
Albert Handell – “Brilliant Hues”, by Joy Waldron, Southwest Art, March 1999
Albert Handell – “Honoring the Mystery”, by Jo Ann Baldinger, Focus/Santa Fe, October – November – December 1998
“Albert Handell – On Color”, by Jim Lynch, American Artist, September 1996
Albert Handell – “Creating Light Through Color”, Art Masters, Spring 1994
Albert Handell – “Painting Light with Shadow”, Art Masters, Spring 1994

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