I am a realist painter interested in landscape and seascape, natural light and changes in light at particular time periods. I often combine two or three times of the day in one painting to suit my compositional needs. I always look for underlying design relationships in trees, building shapes, color relationships in brilliantly lit situations and color that is in shadowed areas. I work extensively in oils, pastels and watercolors in sizes that vary but that are accommodated on my easel.
Henry Altmann is adjunct faculty at the Art Institute of Boston of Lesley University and adjunct faculty at Fisher College in Boston. Visual Arts Director, Creative Judaic Arts Director at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center in Newton, MA from 1983–2006. A former Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Altmann earned his MFA at Queens College in NYC and a BFA at Pratt Institute. His work has been exhibited in many group, two- and one-person shows in the USA and Europe. His work is in the collections of the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and many private and corporate collections. Mr. Altmann has taught at Boston University, Emmanuel College, Framingham State College and Adjunct Faculty at Lesley University College of Art and Design, as well as Fisher College.
My most recent work is done in tiny fragments of postage stamps. The resulting collages have a rich texture, and a painterly quality that has to be seen to be believed. I am a figurative realist painter to whom component geometric shapes, quality of light and time of day or night, and color as seen directly or slightly altered by views through windowpanes, are most important. My subjects are found in landscape, urbanscape, seascape and interior views; there is a reductive process and crystallization of design issues that happen as I work. My most current media are oils, postal stamp collages and enhanced paintings on silk. Other work includes pastels, pen & ink and stained glass worked with sterling silver. The work ranges in size from 11″ x 14″ to 4′ x 4′.
Maxine Ann Sorokin earned her MFA with honors and awards in painting from Brooklyn College in 1972. Her work has been shown in over 160 group and two-person shows, and many one-person shows in New York, Maine and the Eastern seaboard, including a 25-year retrospective in 1994 at the Perkins Gallery in Stoughton, MA. Ms. Sorokin was commissioned to do window and portal paintings for Congregation Kehillath Jacob in Newton, MA. She has illustrated five books and has been included in Who’s Who in American Art since 1978 and Who’s Who in American Women.