About the artist:
Altoon Sultan is a Vermont-based artist and author who specializes in rural landscapes painted in egg tempera. Her works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Yale University Art Gallery. She has received two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Altoon Sultan first studied the egg tempera technique in a graduate course on technique taught by Philip Pearlstein at Brooklyn College in 1970. Twenty-four years passed before she used the medium in earnest. In the intervening years, she exhibited her oil and gouache paintings widely throughout the United States. She is represented by Marlborough Gallery in New York City, where she's had ten solo shows since 1970. Her work is in many public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Design. Her awards include two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants. She recently received an art award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for egg tempera paintings exhibited in the annual awards exhibition. Altoon Sultan now lives in an old farmhouse on a hill in northern Vermont. There she paints in oil and egg tempera and gardens and teaches from time to time, currently as a Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College.