Ellen Altfest

Ellen Altfest

United States 1970

Realism

Ellen Altfest
Ellen Altfest
Female
United States
1970
January 28, 2013
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Ellen Altfest is an American artist known for her realist paintings of still life and male figures in painstaking detail. Her work is noted for its precision and trompe-l’œil accuracy. She graduated from Cornell University with a BFA in Painting and a BA in English, an MFA in Painting from Yale, and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.