Alice Nathan Biography

Having returned to the Sierra Mountains of California where she was raised working on a cattle ranch, Alice continues to utilize her first-hand knowledge of American Cowboy to authenticate her Western paintings, creating scenes from the past and present of that life for the pleasure of her viewer. The artist’s aim is to transmit her love of a nature through fresh, bold color and creative brushwork. Alice is a popular impressionistic and representational painter known for her floral and landscape images, as well as her figurative subjects.

Educated at Cal State Bakersfield, California Polytechnic College of San Luis Obispo, California and the California Art Institute in Los Angeles, Alice has studied extensively with many noted painters. She has lectured, taught workshops, and demonstrated at gallery openings and art clubs, participated in Quick Draws, and exhibited in prestigious exhibits throughout the country.

In affiliation with the Society of Illustrators, Alice has traveled to Southeast Asia and within the United States at the request of the United States Federal Art Program; adding documentary paintings to the permanent educational collections at the Smithsonian Institute and Pentagon buildings in Washington, D.C. Her work is widely represented in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Europe, and Japan.

Memberships include Women Artists of the West, Oil Painters of America Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and B.S.W.C.A. illustrators. A recipient of numerous awards, her work is regularly featured in many prestigious shows and exhibits throughout the United States.

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