Rosalind was born in Rome, Italy, of American parents, both of which were artists. She was schooled early in New York, then later in Santa Barbara where she completed training at the Santa Barbara Community Art School in the early 1930’s, plus one year of study in San Francisco.
Her art has been featured at several one-woman shows: Los Angeles at Barnsdall Art Center, 1961; Santa Barbara RSVP Gallery, 1980 and at Santa Barbara Recreation Center, 1986 and 1987. Rosiland is an award member of the Santa Barbara Art Association. She received a first award at Crestline Intermountain Art Show, 1966. Rosiland has also received best of show award, June 1984, October 1991 and March 1993. She has also been a feature artist at Gallery 113, October 1991 and September 1993.
Rupert Trinidad is a native Californian born in Berkeley in 1929. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1952 and was an engineer for Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California.
Rupert took art classes at Alan Hancock College, but soon moved on to study with some of today’s most important artists/teachers-Charles Movalli, Ted Goerschner, Edward Norton Ward, Ann Templeton, Joyce Pike, and Howard Carr.
Rupert has worked to develop a loose, impressionistic style. He particularly enjoys painting en plein air and feels that some of his quick, location paintings are among his best work. He prefers the rough, spontaneous approach to his painting as opposed to a fussier, detailed style. His work has been exhibited at the San Luis Obispo Art Center, the Betteravia Gallery, the Cultural Corner Gallery in Santa Maria, the Gallery 113, the Museum of Natural History in Morro Bay and the Cayucos Art Association.
Don Klopfer was born in 1920 in Washington, D.C. He has been painting for over 60 years. He attended the National Art School in Washington D.C. and the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California. Don served as a Merchant Marine during World War II.
From 1954 to 1980, he owned and operated The Flair Shop, his furniture restoration business and art gallery, in West Los Angeles. Don now resides in Arroyo Grande, California.
Art has always been a factor in Kanya’s life. She, however, was not sure of her desire to become an artist until she started studying art in college. The impressionistic style is the one she loved the most, with bold brush strokes, vivid colors and beautiful transparent colors. Kanya has worked with various mediums, but prefers painting with oil subjects as landscapes, seascapes, still life and florals.
Kanya has had several one woman shows and belongs to a number of art clubs. San Gabriel Fine Art Assoc., Glendale Art Assoc., and California Art Club, have all awarded her various ribbons for her fine work. Her paintings are found in many private collections in the United States, Germany, Sweden and Russia. Currently she teaches, inspires others to paint, and exhibits in several Southern California Art Galleries.
A native of Massachusetts, Quackenbush became a California resident in 1968, he received a B.A. in French literature from Yale University in 1955. He also spent a year at the University of Par is where, in addition to literature, he studied art at the Ecole de Louvre. He has attended art classes at U.C.S.B and at Santa Barbara City College, The Atelier Marchutz in Aix-en-Provence, the Noble Val Academy in St. Antonin Noble Val and the University of Perpignan. He has also attended many art workshops including En Plein Air in France, and locally with Ovannes Berbarian and Ted Goerschner.
A member of the Santa Barbara Art Association, his work has been exhibited in many solo and group shows. Gallery 113; Faulkner Gallery; Gallery Los Olivos; Cabrillo Arts Center; Trevi Gallery; Solvang Gallery; Santa Barbara Historical Museum; Butterfield & Butterfield, Los Angeles and San Francisco and Gallerie Chabin, Paris.
ANDREW “OLD MAN” BLOCK
The “Old Man Block” traded his hammer and anvil for brushes and easels at the age of 70 and in less than 20 years poured out the fruit of a lifetime of vicarious reading and curiosity. Leaving over 500 paintings, his work encompassed his memories of his native Denmark before the turn of the century, early days in Solvang, Biblical history, American History, the early West, interpretations of the masters from Rembrandt to Picasso and Escher.
Heavily influenced by the Impressionists, he was a master colorist and was a color figure himself.
He was one of the first settlers in Solvang where he was the village smith from 1914 until he retired in the 1940’s. With the exception of a year in Hawaii, he spent the rest of his life in Solvang in a small house on an alley.