Artist Cynthia Kaufman is fortunate to spend most of her time in the small French town, Les Cerqueux Sous Passavant, in the department of Maine & Loire. The rest of her time is spent on Long Island in the seaside town of Sea Cliff. Kaufman now finds herself at home amongst the other artists who stayed to draw and paint in the environs of Les Cerqueux Sous Passavant. Remaining in this small village continues to inform her work.
She states, "It is a challenge to recreate the light of Anjou on canvas and still capture its openness and serenity. Her scope reaches far beyond the limits of landscape; Kaufman thrives on this extraordinary countryside and is able to create in painted form the more abstract aspects of the pastoral while bringing into contemporary focus a classic tradition."
Cynthia Kaufman moved to Les Cerqueux Sous Passavant in the department of Maine & Loire nearly 20 years ago to study at l'Ecole Albert Defois with artist Ted Jacobs. She remained in this small town where she built her studio. She regularly exhibits her work in Paris, New York, and Holland.
- Manhasset Art Association Invitational at Graphic Eye: 1st prize 2005
- Queensborough Community College Art Gallery: Priva B. Gross International Purchase Award 1994
- AAR at Roxbury, NJ 1st prize oil/acrylic 1992, 1994, 1995
Galleries & Exhibits (selected)
- Masters in Secondary School Art Education Queens College
- l'Ecole Albert Defois, France
- Art Students League, NYC
- New York Academy of Art
- Fashion Institute of Technology
- The Cooper Union
- Abolitions de l’Esclavage et de la Traite Negriere le department du Val de Marne/Ile de France
- Galerie de Vier Gemeten-Middleberg, Holland “Small Smaller Smallest”
- FACE-M La Madeleine, Paris, France Spirit and Light
- FACE-M Centre Cultural de Ministre de Finance Paris, France
- Sea Cliff Arts Council, Sea Cliff, NY
- Manhasset Art Association “A Bright Spot In Winter”
- Paint Factory Studios at the Hicksville Library “Five Artists”
- Councours de Peinture: l’Association des Amis des Moulins d’Anjou: France
- Arts & Loire Bouchemaine, France
- Manhasset Art Association Invitational at Graphic Eye
Oil on Board