Sunday, May 20, 2012

PSoA Certificate of Excellence: Wende Caporale

Wende Caporale
Portrait of an Artist
32 X 46 in.
oil on canvas

Wende Caporale is a prominent pastel and oil portrait artist, specializing in children. Though she holds a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from Paier College, she has continued to hone her skills through studies at the Art Student's League, the National Academy, and in private workshops.  Her hard work has certainly born fruit, and in October 2005, a New York Times article, "Formal Portraits Dress Down," referred to Wende as "a leader in the field" of family portraiture. 

She was included in the 2006 publication of "Who's Who in American Art," and has been featured in American Artist, International Artist, the Pastel Journal, Portrait Highlights, and Pastel Artist International magazines. In addition, her work is included in "Pure Color - The Best of Pastel," "Pastel Interpretations," "Best of Pastel 2," and "The Art of Pastel Portraiture." Her book, Painting Children's Portraits in Pastel, has been selling worldwide since its publication in 2001. 

Caporale's work has been shown in museums and in national exhibitions, and has garnered numerous awards, most notably from the Pastel Society of America where she is designated a Master Pastelist.

She and her husband, artist Daniel E. Greene, and their daughter, Avignon, live in North Salem, New York.

More examples of Caporale's work can be seen at

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