Ellen Eagle (American)

Ellen Eagle (American) was discovered by Forum Gallery director, Robert Fishko, during the 2000 juried exhibition at the National Academy of Design. Having mastered such a difficult medium, Eagle’s pastel portraits accurately portray her sitter’s likeness, but also capture the soul of each subject she encounters.

Through her self-portraits, the artist attempts to truthfully depict each flaw and expose her vulnerabilities. While most of her models avert their eyes, with heads turned or facing down, the artist’s self-portraits always show the artist looking at the viewer straight on.

Eagle studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and, later, at the National Academy and Art Students League in New York. She has participated in exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, WA; the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY; the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH; and the New Jersey State Museum; and is the recipient of several awards, including the Edward R. Mooney Traveling Scholarship.