Artist Frances Golden

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 Frances Golden has painted notable subjects over the 40 years of her professional career which include corporate executives, judicial and government officials, actors, sports figures, children and families. Her work is in private, corporate, and university collections all over the world. Born in 1953 in New York City, she became interested in art at a young age, developing a life-long interest in portrait and figurative work. She had access to the paintings of Velasquez, Sargent, and Cecilia Beaux, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was drawn to their painterly virtuosity, gesture and expertise in value and color. At a time when abstract painting dominated the teaching methods at universities and art schools, Frances searched for teachers working in traditional realism. She spent seven months in France studying Art and French, which also gave her the opportunity to visit Europe's great art museums. Important atelier training from life was done at the Silvermine Guild School of the Arts in Connecticut with Alanna Fagan, Charles Reid and Robert Reed for two years, followed by three years at the Arts Students League of New York, with John Howard Sanden and Daniel Greene. She continued studying with Greene when he moved to South Salem, NY.
Frances was awarded an Artist-in-Residency in South Norwalk (SoNo), Connecticut in 1980. She created a body of work that historically captured the people and activity of this area in renovation. The center point is a train tressle bridge that carried the New Haven Line right over the main street of town, a view that Golden could see from her studio window. During her three year residency, she had two solo exhibitions in the SoNo gallery space, one at Norwalk Community College and group shows with her residency colleagues.
Since moving to Naples, Florida in 1983, she has had several solo exhibitions [...]

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