Born in 1950 in Washington, D.C., Jacqueline Kamin received her formal
art education from the Corcoran Museum School in her native town and
later attended the Art Students League and the Sculpture Studio, both in
New York City. While at the Art Students League, she studied with David
Leffel and has continued to paint with him for many years.
Kamin later moved to California and had her own gallery for many years
in Laguna Beach. She paints portrait and landscapes but is most known
for her beautiful still-life paintings. Always painting from life, with
the northern light of her studio the only light source.
Some of her many awards include, first place in the landscape category
presented by the Coastline Community in 1992; an honorable mention from
the California Art Club 89th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition,
First Place for Still Life at the 3rd Annual California
Autumn Salon in 2002 and an honorable mention from the Sights of Santa
Ana Invitational, held at the Bowers Museum in 2004.
Recent exhibits include "The Annual California Autumn Salon" in Beverly
Hills, The 23rd Annual Juried Non-Members Exhibition at the
Salmagundi Club, NYC, America’s oldest art club, which lead to her
membership and the 92nd Annual California Art Club Exhibition
at the Pasadena Historical Museum. Jacqueline teaches at the workshops
run by the Scottsdale Artist School in Scottsdale, AZ and teaches on
line through Bright Light. In 2006 she was included in the Art
Competition and Exhibition sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black
Foundation, where she won the Juror’s Choice Award.
Jacqueline Kamin is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the
California Art Club, where she serves on the Board of Advisors and the
Salmagundi Club. She also serves as President and Master Signature
Member of American Women Artist.