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Nicole Alger
New York, NY

About the Artist

Nicole Alger is a classically trained realist painter, living in New York City. Nicole graduated with a B.A. from Duke University. Her artistic training was at L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, under the tutelage of Daniel Graves. During the first ten years after art school, she focused on the traditional genres of still life, portraiture and landscapes. The vast majority of her work was commissioned and sold privately.

Over the last five years, while taking care of her kids, she has shifted to more imaginative, na…

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About the Artist

Nicole Alger is a classically trained realist painter, living in New York City. Nicole graduated with a B.A. from Duke University. Her artistic training was at L’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris and at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy, under the tutelage of Daniel Graves. During the first ten years after art school, she focused on the traditional genres of still life, portraiture and landscapes. The vast majority of her work was commissioned and sold privately.

Over the last five years, while taking care of her kids, she has shifted to more imaginative, narrative work inspired stylistically by fine artists such as "Degas":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Degas and "Klimt":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klimt, as well as countless European masters from the Renaissance and religious imagery from painters of the "Neo-Classical":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoclassicism to "Post-Impressionistic":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-Impressionism era. She is also influenced by Buddhist ideas, Greek mythology and the Indian chakra system. In the years to come Nicole hopes she can continue to mine her inner life for painting ideas.

Also, Nicole’s paintings were featured in the movie ‘Practical Magic’ and also in an article on the home of a client, in Architectural Digest.

Artist’s Work

Fish bowl
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Fish Bowl

By Nicole Alger

Cork
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Cork

By Nicole Alger

Prayer two
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Prayer Two

By Nicole Alger

Frog pond
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Frog Pond

By Nicole Alger

Dune
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Dune

By Nicole Alger

My siddartha
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My Siddartha

By Nicole Alger

Balance
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Balance

By Nicole Alger

Pointer
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Pointer

By Nicole Alger

Shroom
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Shroom

By Nicole Alger

Shapes
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Shapes

By Nicole Alger

Selected Exhibitions

  • Lyons-Wier Ginsberg Gallery
    Chicago, IL ,
  • Terry McManus Gallery
    Raleigh, NC,
  • Artplace Gallery
    New York City, NY,
  • Galleria dell’Imagine
    Florence, Italy,
  • Agora Gallery
    Chelsea, NY,

Press and Accolades

  • First Prize at Ninth Annual Competition of Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, and Poetry, Florence, Italy
  • First Place, Painting, Art for Art’s Sake show, Florence, Italy
  • First Honorable Mention, The National Portrait Exhibition,The Portrait Institute, N.Y.C., N.Y.

Education

  • Duke University,
    Durham, NC 
  • The International School of Art,
    Todi, Italy 
  • The Florence Academy of Art,
    Florence, Italy