Dogal immigrated to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia in 1981. Her formal art training included attending classes at the Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
Upon her arrival in the United States she studied at the studio of American Artist Edward Loper, where she earned high praises from the maestro himself. His style, however, contributed little to her sense of harmony and balance, so after several months she left the studio to express her own vision of the world. Ever since then, she has been spending all of her waking hours in front of an easel, focusing her work mainly on still-lifes and flower arrangements. Her oil paintings deftly express her elegantly optimistic insouciance.
Dogal’s work has attracted critical acclaim both nationally and internationally. She has had numerous shows on the East Coast, and was chosen for a month-long one-woman exhibition in the Carvel State Building. Two of her still-lifes were selected for the Wilmington Trust Bank Calendar, and her floral works were featured in the International Encyclopedia of Flower Painting Technique. In 2002, the prestigious Delaware Art Museum honored her with a month-long solo exhibition. She continues to be spotlighted as a part of their permanent collection.
Her timeless paintings are treasured keystones in numerous private collections in the United States, Japan, England, Israel and Russia.
Selected Museum Exhibitions
2012 The Aesthetic Moment: The Art of Still Life, Delaware Art Museum
2002 Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
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