Art Brokerage: Albert Handell American Artist: b. 1937. Albert Handell was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1937. At an early age, a favorite activity of his was drawing with chalks on the city streets. He began formal studies of drawing and anatomy at the age of sixteen. In 1954, he enrolled at the Art Students League of New York City to study drawing and anatomy with the late Louis Priscilla and the late Robert Ward Johnson, and later studied painting for two years with Frank Mason. From 1961 to 1965, Mr. Handell lived and traveled in Europe. In Paris, he painted independently in his own studio, working from the model at L’Ecole de la Grande Chaumiere and at the Louvre, copying the old masters. In 2000, the Pastel Society of the West Coast honored him by electing him their first, ever, Life Time Achievement Award for Pastel. Also that year, he received the Silver Medal $4000 Cash Award at the Laguna Art Museum Invitational. In 1987, The Pastel Society of America elected him to the Pastel Hall of Fame, one of three living artists to have been so honored at the time. He has received the highest honor accorded by Oil Painters of America, designation as Master Painter. Listings wanted.