This is my education background: Studied privately under Vasily Sitnikov, part of the Unofficial Artists’ Movement in the USSR, Mikhail Verbov, the last living apprentice of Ilya Repin. BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, L’Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro in Florence, Italy, with a degree in restoration of paintings on canvas and wood, MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts in Boston, won the Joan Mitchell National Grant. Fluent in Russian and Italian, proficient in French.
What I do outside Star Academy: Worked as a paintings conservator in NYC and in Boston restoring John Singer Sargent, Luca Giordano, Palma Vecchio, Mola, Jose Ribera, Zurbaran as well as other old master paintings working intensely for years with art dealers and private collectors in New York. Exhibiting my own work in NYC, and MA. Showing locally in Boston’s South End, Marblehead and Charlestown as well as in Maine, Florida and other areas of the USA. Teaching for many years in NYC High Schools and at the School of The Museum of Fine Arts in conjunction with Tufts University. Teaching at the The Cambridge Center for Adult Education, The South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, and at The New Art Center in Newton. Presently I am the owner of Evelina Brozgul Studio in Sharon, where I spend a large portion of my week teaching drawing and painting to kids and adults. There I give semi-private lessons to 50 students a week.
Teaching mantra: The teacher is only able to inspire and teach the student technique. The content of the work is up to each individual as they grow and gain wisdom from education and life experience. The talent manifests itself only then.