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ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
MASTER ARTIST DEMONSTRATIONS 2005

HELGA BATMAN-KOPLIN

   
http://www.batman-koplin.com

OIL PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
 

Helga Batman-Koplin
was born and raised in
Lorrach, Germany, where she began painting as a child. Her parents gave her a small box of watercolors and some crayons when she was 5 years of age. She received a degree from the University of Mainz in Interpretation and Translation in French and English in 1959.

That same year Batman-Koplin immigrated to the United States but found French and English translators in little demand. She supported herself as a bank teller while continuing to paint. By 1970 she was working and studying in the art departments of
Cypress College (Orange County) and California State University, Long Beach. Later she took additional classes in impressionist manner painting, life drawing and design with such noted Southern California artists as Hal Reed, Joseph Mendez, Mildred Walker, Kanya Bugreeff and Ted Goerschner. She began participating in juried shows.

As an accomplished painter, Batman-Koplin has received numerous Best in Show and 1st Place Awards. Among her awards was the Palos Verdes Art Center, Artist’s Open Group, Lake Arrowhead Art & Wine Festival, Fine Arts Institute, Redlands and San Bernardino Valley National Orange Show, Citrus Category. In 2000 she received a Winsor & Newton Award from the Redlands Arts Association, Miniature Show.

Her work has been purchased by many corporate and private collectors. Redlands Community Hospital and the County of San Bernardino have included her work as part of their permanent art collections. She was featured artist in the “County Heritage Show” and her work was purchased and now hangs in the Cultural Affairs Office in San Bernardino County.

In 1990 Batman-Koplin moved into her vacation home in Lake Arrowhead and started exhibiting her work around the county. Since then she has been the featured artist in several exhibitions.

In 1995 a one-person show was held in Lake Arrowhead at Gallery Rodeo. Batman-Koplin was one of the exhibiting artists in “Art Alive” 1998, 1999 and 2000 at the Riverside Art Museum, at UCLA Fine Art & Dining in 2000, the Arts Council of San Bernardino County, the Fine Arts Institute in Redlands and the 31st annual national Palm Springs Desert Museum show in 2000.

Now she teaches impressionist manner oil painting at her private studio in Lake Arrowhead and at Carolee’s in Cedar Glen. She previously was an instructor at the Riverside Art Museum.

Throughout her career Batman-Koplin has produced a variety of subject matter: in 1997 and 1998 she acquired a Story Teller sculpture, fell in love with the images of the Native Americans and painted several canvasses. Also in her paintings you will see the Louisiana swamps, Mammoth Lake, Aspen and many beautiful scenes from the San Bernardino Mountains, Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Cedar Glen, the Children’s Forest, the Arboretum, Crestline, Blue Jay and many more plein-air paintings.
 


ASSOCIATED ARTISTS OF THE INLAND EMPIRE
Monthly Master Artist Demonstration featuring
HELGA BATMAN-KOPLIN

The Magnolia Center     651 W. 15th Street      Upland, California

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2005
9:30-11:30 a.m.

The public is welcome!

Donation of $3 is accepted for non-members.
 

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