"Isabel O'Neil was an amazing woman, very critical and yet extremely sensitive. She had the uncanny ability to know how much someone could take, how much they could be pushed, how much they could do"

—Dorothy Slover, former President of the Isabel O'Neil Studio
for the Art of the Painted Finish.

Isabel O'Neil dedicated her life to teaching and perpetuating the art of the painted finish. After completing her studies at Skidmore College and Yale University, she researched the historic methods of the art form from its origins in the Renaissance through its diverse manifestations and stylistic applications in the later periods. Using 20th-century materials she formulated new methods of achieving faux fantasy finishes to simulate exotic materials such as marble, shagreen, tortoise shell, lapis lazuli, and malachite.

Since its inception in 1955, the Studio Workshop has grown into an internationally recognized art school. Today the Studio remains true to Isabel O'Neil's vision. A cadre of studio-trained instructors is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards and traditional methods of the art of the painted finish.

Vintage photos: Top: Isabel at the Studio; Below: discussing projects with students in front of samples wall.

To register please contact
315 East 91st Street (between 1st & 2nd Ave), 2nd Floor New York, New York 10128-5301
TEL: 212.348.4464 FAX: 212.534.7769 EMAIL: studio@isabeloneil.org

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