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Julie van Norden

Julie van Norden began her art career in 1986. Although she has studied with many teachers at different institutions, her primary influences were Hilary H. Holmes and Harvey Dinnerstein, two well-known figurative painters at the world-renowned Art Students League of New York. She started her career painting portraits, working out of a studio on New York’s Union Square. Her portrait work can be found in collections from Texas to New York to England.

Working out of a new studio as a member of WALA (Wilson Avenue Loft Artists) in South Norwalk CT, Julie still does portraits, but her current work focuses on land-and-seascapes.

Education: Smith College, B.A. History

Other work experience:

  • DDB Advertising 1982-1992
    Art Education: Art Students League of New York 1988-1995; Instructors: Harvey Dinnerstein, Hilary H. Holmes
  • Lacoste School of the Arts, Lacoste, France; Fall, 1987, Summer 1993
  • National Academy of Fine Arts, NYC 1992; Instructor: Jacob Collins


  • Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; 106th Annual Exhibition, 2017; 105th Annual Exhibition, 2016
  • “Faces of Winter” Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists 2003
  • Brush and Palette Club (New Haven) “The Portrait” 2002
  • Audubon Artists 2000
  • Group show, Wilton Library “Six Women Artists from New York”; Sept. 1999
  • Two- woman show, A.D.D. Gallery, Hudson, New York 1999
  • Group show “Artists Paint Artists”, Madelon Powers Gallery; East Stroudsburg University, 1998
  • Salmagundi Club, non-member invitational, 1996,1997


  • Award of Merit Portrait Society of America annual competition, 2003
  • Hull’s Art Supply Prize, Brush and Palette Club 2002
  • Finalist, American Artist Magazine portrait competition, 1995
  • Merit Scholarship, Art Students League, 1994, 1995
  • Ralph Weiler prize, National Academy 1993