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Madeleine Avirov

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Lives in
Los Angeles


Representing galleries
Mary Pomerantz Fine Art

figurative, abstract, landscape, arts-education


In the fall of 2005 I left the Midwest for Los Angeles. Since then, with the help of my son, a “digital native,” I’ve been slowly making my way into cyberspace—finding out what it means to put my work here.  ArtSlant is my latest foray.
 I am a contemporary painter who uses rigorous Old-Master techniques. Since childhood, I have been driven by an unyielding faith in the mysterious forces that allow me to enter my subjects. To be present, in other words, to other modes of being. As such, I am not simply a painter in the “realist” school. I do not only show “things,” but the intangible inner form expressed in the subject’s tangible physical structure.
I have been selling my work since my teens—most recently, and notably, an oil landscape to the University of Southern California’s Fisher Museum of Art, as well as a frankly political work to a prominent Chicago activist. I’ve published illustrations in national and local periodicals, and completed a series of illustrations commissioned by the Field Museum in Chicago. In 2008 I was awarded a grant from the John Anson Kittredge Fund in Cambridge, Mass. Also in 2008, I attended a residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. In 2004, I received a gold medal from Parenting Publications of America for my July 2003 cover illustration for Chicago Parent.  My commissioned portraits, landscapes, and works on paper are held in numerous private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

If you like what you see here , I invite you to visit my website,, for more.  Many thanks for having a look.

Recent Exhibits

Madeleine Avirov participated in these exhibits:

Dec, 2010 The Rashi Effect: The Artist as Commentator
Platt & Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University
Oct, 2009 Ten Women October Show opens this Friday!
Ten Women Venice
Feb, 2009 LIKE WATER ON ROCK: Exhibit by the Jewish Women Artists’ Network
Platt & Borstein Galleries at American Jewish University
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