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Jocelyn Sandor (American b. 1957)

Jocelyn Sandor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Art at Skidmore College and a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Following a graduate fellowship in Sweden she devoted her energies to creating a body of work based on the refinement of her nationally recognized landscape woodcut prints and her exceptional animal portraits.

Each portrait begins as an accurately detailed pencil drawing. Sandor then uses one of the world’s oldest drawing mediums, Conte Crayon. These hard, French chalks date back to Michelangelo and Rembrandt and are rich in the brilliant earth-tone colors that are essential for expressing the colors of animals

“For as long as I can remember I have practiced drawing horses. When I wasn’t riding them, I was drawing them.”

“I strive to make each portrait as unique as the individual animal. It is important for me to capture the look and special personality of each animal in a fine and well considered drawing.”

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