Phyllis Klein Feldinger is an accomplished artist of both portrait and figurative paintings. As both artist and art teacher, she has been extensively trained in fine art. Phyllis attended the High School of Music and Art, graduated from the City University of New York with a degree in Fine Art, studied at the Art Student’s League and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Having originally taught art in both elementary and high school, Phyllis later turned her attention to portraiture and figurative painting and has continued developing her technique in these areas.
Klein Feldinger brings a keen sensitivity and lively expression to her compositions. In creating a portrait her goal in three fold: to capture the personality and spirit of the individual, to paint a likeness, and to create a lasting work of art. Besides accurately recording her subject’s outer appearance, Phyllis’ particular talent lies in sensing her subject’s inner self and allowing the viewer to perceive the individual’s character, rather than merely recognizing his or her likeness.
Phyllis’ compositions range in style from realistic to impressionistic. She has achieved acclaim for her enchanting portraits of children as well as her sensitive, yet bold portraits of adults. Throughout her career Phyllis has had numerous exhibition experiences that have culminated in a consistent influx of private commissions. Her paintings have been shown throughout New York City, Connecticut, and Westchester County where she has been the recipient of many awards. Phyllis is currently affiliated with the Grandview Art Group, Hartsdale, New York; the Scarsdale Art Association, Scarsdale, New York; The Portrait Society of America, The National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists.