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Candice Eisenfeld American b. 1973

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Born in Arlington, Texas, Candice Eisenfeld established her reputation as a writer, artist and actress early on.  Eisenfeld attended the University of Texas in Austin where she received a BFA in printmaking.  She was a hard working student who won the praise of her classmates and primary instructor, Tim High; her work is now part of the College of Fine Art's collection. During a sabbatical in 1992, she also studied art and architecture at Bezalel University in Jerusalem, Israel. 

In 1995, shortly after her graduation, Eisenfeld moved to Tempe, Arizona. While in Arizona, she developed a unique style inspired by the Hudson River School of landscape painting and influenced by the Dutch Master and Tonalist Painters of Europe.  By 1998, at age 25, she had her first solo exhibition in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Eisenfeld writes of her work, "As an American exploring issues of identity, memory and the passage of time, I have chosen to paint through a lens from the first American art movement, The Hudson River School of Landscape Painting, to parallel the subconsciously romantic eye of a collective American culture. Rather than depicting a site-specific locale, my intent is to evoke a sense of place inherent within the painting process. These 'inner landscapes' are invented, and often referenced from photographs taken during travels. Whether real or imagined, they are infused with the influence from Dutch Master, Tonalist, and Chinese Painting."

Eisenfeld has been reviewed in several publications including Phoenix Home and Garden, The Arizona Republic, Art News, and Art and Antiques Magazine.  Southwest Art Magazine featured Eisenfeld in an article, ‘21 Under 31’ to highlight the talents of young artists. Eisenfeld was featured in an interview on KAET and participated in a two-person exhibition with Dale Chihuly titled Modern Masters.  She has received fellowships from The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, The Ragdale Foundation, I-Park, and The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation. The U.S. Art in Embassies has selected her work for display inside the embassies in Belarus and Namibia.  Her paintings can be viewed at galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and have acquired an international following.

"Learning to Fly" - Review in Visual Art Source