Eugenia Shapiro

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Eugenia Shapiro discovered her interest in art at a young age, while visiting art museums back in Russia. In her childhood she occasionally entertained herself drawing caricatures and small sketches. They became popular and were collected by friends and family. Eugenia is largely self-taught having spent much time studying the figure at life drawing classes and painting workshops at  California Art Institute, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and Scottsdale Artists’ School.
She gravitated to portraiture and figurative art. What intrigue her most are uniqueness and harmony she sees in the faces of people around her.   She embraces romantism in her paintings. Each of her portraits has a narrative, a story behind it.
As she struggled to find her own path  the works of Sergei Bongart, Nicolai Fechin, Robert Henri and Joaquin Sorolla guided her.
Eugenia is an associate member of Oil Painters of America and a member of Portrait Society of America. She is also active in the local artist communities – California Art League, SFVAC.

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