Stanley Bielen

Stanley Bielen, Serpentine Bells, 2023, Oil on paper / mounted, 18 x 14 ¾ inches
Stanley Bielen, Serpentine Bells, 2023, Oil on paper / mounted, 18 x 14 ¾ inches

Exhibitions

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About

Painter and artist Stanley Bielen honors the European heritage of still life painting. Bielen is originally from Poland and in his intimate oils, he places high color blossoms and fruit against velvety lush backgrounds. The intimacy with his subject matter begins in the garden where he grows the blossoms that he arranges in simple groupings and rich brushstrokes. Bielen’s paintings have been compared to the still life’s of Edouard Manet. The works are loose, brushy interpretations of the subject matter rather than attempts at photographic realism. The painter is masterful in capturing dramatic half-light, while employing loose strokes of translucent color from his simple yet seductive palette.” Exhibiting regionally and nationally, Bielen’s work also appears in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC and at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021         Stanley Bielen: The Artist’s Shelf, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY

2008         Stanley Bielen, William Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017         Under the Influence |  Contemporary Artists and the Masters Who Inspire Them, Somerville Manning Gallery, Greenville, DE

2017         The Loaded Brush: The Oil Sketch and the Philadelphia School of Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2015         Beck, Bielen & Michaud, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012         The Aesthetic Moment: The Art of Still Life, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE

Selected Awards and Honors

Cecilia Beaux Portrait Prize, Honorable Mention, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Ranger Fund Purchase Prize, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

Fred and Naomi Hazell Faculty Fellowship, Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Public Collections

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
CBS Television
Goldman Sachs

Education

1980         Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA