Ariane Beigneux has been painting portraits professionally for six decades. She was born of French parents in Roxbury, Connecticut and worked as a young artist in the studio of her uncle who was a well-known sculptor. Her later training included the National Academy and the Art Students League in New York. For many years she has traveled extensively as one of the country’s busiest artists. The Rockefellers, Weickers, Pillsburys and Doubledays are included among her many prominent clients.
Paul Newton of Sydney, Australia, has works in the permanent collection of The National Portrait Gallery of Australia and is on the Official Artists' register at Parliament House Canberra. He has painted former Prime Ministers, former Australian Governor General Sir William Deane as well as other dignitaries and celebrities both at home and abroad. He has painted many portraits in the United States.

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Elaine Kilmurray is research director of the John Singer Sargent Catalogue Raisonné Project.

Richard Ormond, formerly director of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, is an independent art historian. He is the co-author of books on Sargent, Landseer, Winterhalter and Lord Leighton. He is a great-nephew of John Singer Sargent.
John Howard Sanden has been, for over thirty years, one of America’s best known portrait artists. He is the author of five books on portrait painting. In 1994 he was the first recipient of the John Singer Sargent Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the American Society of Portrait Artists. In 2005, he received the Portrait Brokers of America Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Chris Saper has painted commissioned portraits for fifteen years, following a seventeen-year career as a health care executive in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her painting schedule, she is an active portrait instructor, teaching both portrait painting and business skills. Chris is the author of Painting Beautiful Skin Tones with Color and Light.

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Nancy Malkin Stember paints traditional portraits in oil and pastel. Born and educated in New York City, she graduated from the High School of Music and Art, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture, a Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University, and a Doctorate degree in art and art education from Columbia University Teachers College. She was awarded a Gourgaud Fellowship in painting to study for one year in Paris and at the American Academy of Rome, and Columbia University's Brevoort-Eichmoyer fellowship. Her paintings have been purchased by numerous private, public and corporate collections including the Albright-Knox Museum, The French Embassy in Washington, D.C., and Columbia University.

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Richard Whitney is internationally known for his realistic portraits. Town and Country magazine recently named him one of the top dozen portrait painters in America. Whitney has won over forty regional and national awards as well as three grants from the Greenshields' Foundation of Montreal. His paintings hang in over 650 public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Born in 1946, Whitney graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Hampshire in 1968. He studied with the eminent Boston painter R. H. Ives Gammell for five years. Whitney's paintings have been seen on national cable television and have been the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles. Whitney is the author of Painting the Visual Impression and a co-author of the book Realism in Revolution: The Art of the Boston School. His paintings have also been reproduced in the book Edmund C. Tarbell and the Boston School of Painting. He is listed in a dozen reference books including Who's Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the 21st Century.

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Cynthia Daniel, webmaster for The World of Portrait Painting, is the creator of A Stroke of Genius, widely recognized as the premier Internet showcase for portrait artists. Created in 1996, the site now features the work of approximately 150 artists. In addition, Daniel has recently created the Masters of Portrait Art site. Her design skills, exemplified in these two sites and countless others she has created on commission, have established the recognized standard for the portrait profession online worldwide.

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