Olga Plam, Artist

Biographical Sketch


A Russian born painter, Olga Plam reflects in her work a deeply rooted realist technique in the tradition of the "Old Masters". Primarily painting still lifes and florals, she imparts life into her paintings with careful use of color and form. Her works evoke a feeling of quiet emotion, rich color and luminosity.

Drawing and painting from childhood, Olga was greatly influenced by her mother. An artist herself, she took young Olga to the great museums of Moscow and St. Petersburg. Standing in front of Rembrandt's Danae, Olga recalls being awestruck by its beauty, and her love of that great master remains with her today.

After high school she was accepted as a student at the Stroganoff School of Art in Moscow. On graduating, she pursued a career as a graphic designer, returning to the Stroganoff School to take a professorship teaching composition, color theory, and design.

In 1976, to escape the stifling pressures of the Soviet Union, Olga and her family immigrated to the United States. She worked again as a graphic designer while maintaining her interest in painting. She then had the good fortune to meet and study with one of the foremost painters in America today, David A. Leffel. Since that time, Olga has exhibited with many national groups including the Oil Painters of America (OPA) Annual Show and has received numerous awards wherever she has shown her work. Olga was awarded Signature Member status by OPA in 2003. She is also an associate member of the American Women Artists (AWA).

She is represented by Desert Art Collection & Sculpture Garden Gallery in Palm Desert, California, and Addison Gallery in Boca Raton, Florida.  Olga Plam's paintings can be found in many private collections in the U.S. and abroad.

Olga and her family make their home in Boulder, Colorado.

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