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B. Nicole Klassen is a traditionally trained oil painter of still life and figure pieces. 1 comment


A traditional still life and figure painter, B. Nicole Klassen received art schooling at San Jose State University where she is proud to have had Maynard Dixon "Dick" Stewart as an instructor. She

further developed her skills under the instruction of the brilliant painter, Robert K. Semans.

Nicole had her first one-person show in 1994 at the Alma Gilbert Gallery in Burlingame, has exhibited at the New Masters Gallery and Gallery Elite, both in Carmel, and also the previous location of the Bingham Gallery in San Jose, all these in California. Recently Nicole exhibited in Clayton-Williams Fine Arts in Utah. She has had four more one-person shows at Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts in Massachusetts. Her work was in two group shows at the Cahoon Museum of Art in Massachusetts and two at the Triton Museum of Art in California, one at which she received their Bronze Award. Nicole currently exhibits at Gallerie Amsterdam in Carmel and The Lawrence Gallery in Scottsdale.

Collectors hold Nicole's pieces in the U.S. and Europe. Some notable acquisitions are a still life bought by Alma Gilbert which hangs in the house of the late Maxfield Parrish, and a Madonna purchased and displayed by The Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama. She received honors from the Art Renewal Center for a still life and a figure piece. These paintings are published in their 2005 catalog. In addition, Nicole was a finalist in International Artist Magazine's still life competition and her piece appears in the October/November 2005 issue. The editor has asked her to write an article and demonstration, which was published in the June/July 2007 issue. She had an additional still life published in the October/November 2008 issue of International Artist. Nicole was also featured as one of the nation__™s ___leading ladies___ of painting in the January 2006 issue of American Art Collector.

Nicole has always been enthralled by the art of the old masters. She spent two trips to Europe

studying the paintings in the great museums. She is constantly striving to perfect her art by studying the masters of our time and the past.


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