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Altoon Sultan, American artist. Recipient Prix Duc de Valverde d'Ayala Valva, Fondation Monaco, 1999, Academy award in art for egg tempera painting, American Academy Arts and Letters, 1999; grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1983, 1989. Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1995).


Sultan, Altoon was born on September 29, 1948 in Brooklyn.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, 1969. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Brooklyn College, 1971. Student, Skowhegan Art School, Maine, 1970.


Visiting critic University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1985—1988. Resident faculty Skowhegan School Painting & Sculpture, Maine, 1988. Assistant professor San Jose State University, California, 1991—1994.

Visiting professor Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1998—2001. Founder Mount Ara Designs, Groton, Vermont.


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    • Author: The Luminous Brush: Painting with Egg Tempera, 1999. One-woman shows include First St. Gallery, New York City, 1971, 1973, 1975, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1975, Marlborough Gallery, New York City, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1995, 1998, Marlborough Fine Art Graphics, London, 1987, Galleria Marieschi, Monza, Italy, 1999, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, 2001, exhibited in group shows at Suffolk Museum, Stony Brook, New York, 1971, Allan Frumkin Gallery, New York City, 1975, Davis & Long Gallery, 1977, Thorpe Intermedia Gallery, Sparkill, New York, 1980, Downtown Branch, Whitney Museum, New York City, 1982, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, 1982, One Penn Plaza, New York City, 1985, Veranneman Foundation, Belgium, 1986, David Adamson Gallery, Washington, 1988, Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan, 1991, American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters, New York City, 1992, Sleeth Gallery, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1996, numerous others.


Member of National Academy of Design (academician since 1995).