Eugenia Shapiro

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Eugenia Shapiro

United States

I discovered my interest in art at a young age, visiting Art museums back in Russia. In my childhood years I occasionally entertained myself  by drawing caricatures and small sketches. They became popular and  were collected among friends and family. I  grew up influenced by Russian Realism as well as by traditional art of nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I gravitate to portraiture and figurative art. What intrigues me most is uniqueness,  harmony, and emotions I see in the faces and scenes around me.  My goal is truthfully  depicting  the inner beauty,  emotional state  and nuances of my subject matter. I utilize the traditional method and techniques. At the same time my work tends to have a contemporary feel, since I draw inspiration from the world around me.

When I struggle to find my  own path, the works of John Singer Sargent, Ilia Repin, Sergey Bongart , and Joaquin Sorolla guide me.

In  September of 2019 my work was exhibited  at The Salmagundi Club as a part of Allied Artist of America anual show.

I was named a finalist of the 2018 Portrait Society of America members only competition.

My paintings could be found in private collections nationwide, as well as in  Italy, Japan, Chili, Peru and Russia.

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