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November 2011

M Gallery of Fine Art SE in Charleston, SC, Offers Works by Clayton J. Beck III & Albert Handell

The M Gallery of Fine Art SE in Charleston, SC, will present the exhibit, Master Works Duo Exhibition, featuring works in pastel and oil by living masters Albert Handell and Clayton J. Beck, III, on view from Nov. 4 - 30, 2011. A reception will be held on Nov. 4, from 5-8pm.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Albert Handell enrolled in the Art Students League of New York City to study drawing and anatomy with the late Louis Priscilla and the late Robert Ward Johnson. He also studied painting for two years with Frank Mason.

From 1961 to 1965, Handell lived and traveled in Europe. In Paris, he painted independently in his own studio, working from the model at L’Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere and at the Louvre, copying the old masters. A 1980 trip to Santa Fe was life changing, sparking a love affair with the Southwestern landscape. He is a Master Signature Member of Oil Painters of America. He is one of only three living artists to be voted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame. Handell currently lives in Santa Fe, NM, and teaches nationally and internationally.

Born in Illinois, Clayton J. Beck, III studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, as well at the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts with Richard Schmid. His career began while attending the American Academy, exhibiting at Jody Kirberger’s Talisman Gallery. He has received awards of excellence and distinction from the Midwest Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of America, the Municipal Art League of Chicago, the Palette & Chisel and the Oil Painters of America. He then began teaching in Chicago after graduation.

For further information check our SC Commercial Gallery listings, call the gallery at 843/727-4500 or visit (www.mgalleryoffineart.com).

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