Juliette Aristides is considered a “living master” and one of the country’s leading realist painters. Her remarkable drawing skills were refined by the Pennsylvania educator Myron Barnstone (1933-2016), after which she enrolled in Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. At New York City’s National Academy of Design she learned much from Jacob Collins and Carlos Madrid, then became a founding member of Collins’ Water Street Studio in Brooklyn. She now shares what she has learned in Seattle, where she founded and teaches at her own Aristides Atelier with the Gage Academy of Art.
A museum exhibit: Juliette Aristides: A Life’s Work, with still lifes, interiors, and some figurative works, was recently presented by Customs House Museum. The exhibit continues at LeQuire Gallery through December 2021.