American Painter and Sculptor
Alicia T. van Thiel's drawings, paintings and sculptures capture everyday moments, portraits, and travels with classical skill working exclusively from life. Her prior career as an apparel/textile designer led her to an interest in education while teaching industry professionals at the Parsons School of Design. Awarded a teaching fellowship, Alicia has taught in NYC, Beijing and Hong Kong. Alicia studied at the Art Students League of New York, the Water Street Atelier and Master works in the Copyist Program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She continued her portrait sculpture study at the Florence Academy of Art workshops in Florence, Italy. Alicia exhibits in the USA and abroad.
M.S. Ed. The City College of New York, CUNY
B.A. Art History, Hunter College, CUNY
A.A.S. The Fashion Institute of Technology, SUNY