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Claire Jean Rydell, American Photographer. Music director Sherman Oaks Methodist Church, 1979-1994, St. James Presbyterian Church, Tarzana, California, since 1995; photographer Free Arts for Abused Children, Los Angeles, since 1993. Member National Press Photographers Association, Women in Photography.

Background

Rydell, Claire Jean was born on March 3, 1955 in Long Beach, California, United States. Daughter of Donald Russell and Gloria Marie (Sasso) Rydell.

Education

Associate of Arts, Los Angeles Pierce College, 1984. Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977. Master of Arts, California State University, Northridge, 1981.

Degree in Photojournalism, Pierce College.

Career

Freelance photographer, University of California at Los Angeles Ethnomusicology, 1986-1987;freelance photographer, Interpress Agency, Quebec, Canada, 1988-1989;freelance photographer, World Book Encyclopedia, Chicago, 1988;freelance photographer, Delta Sky, American West, 1989-1992;freelance photographer, L'Express Magazine, Paris, 1992;freelance photographer, Corel Corporation, Toronto, Canada, 1993-1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include Los Angeles Photography Center, 1984, El Camino College, 1987, Union Gallery, Tucson, 1990, White Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 1990, Los Angeles Municipal Galleries, 1991, Rotunda Gallery, Tucson, 1994, Casa de la Cultura Oaxaca, Mexico City, 1994, Melrose Theater, Los Angeles, 1996, The Gallery, Australia, 2005, School Newcastle Fine Arts Gallery, Australia, 2005, Around the World in 80 Ways, Madrid Theater, Canoga Park, 2008. Group shows at William Grant Still Art Center, 1986, 89, Cleveland Photograph Workshop, 1990, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington, 1994, Rachele Lozzi Gallery, Los Angeles, 1994, 95, Galleria Art Center, Kansas, 1995, Merging One Gallery, Santa Monica, 1994, 1997, Christie's Beverly Hills, 1998, Finegood Gallery, Woodland Hills, 1999, 2001, Barnsdall Pk, Los Angeles, 1999, White Meadows Gallery, West Hills, 2001, "Wright Place for Art," Mat House, Reseda, California, 2005, "Snap to Grid," Los Angeles Center Digital Arts, 2006, 2007, "The Portrait," Women in Photography International, On the Web, 2007, "Art Unites III," NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, North Hollywood, California, 2008, "Viva L'Italia," NoHo Gallery Los Angeles, North Hollywood, California, 2008.

Membership

Music director Sherman Oaks Methodist Church, 1979-1994, St. James Presbyterian Church, Tarzana, California, since 1995. Photographer Free Arts for Abused Children, Los Angeles, since 1993. Member National Press Photographers Association, Women in Photography.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: cello, piano, travel, gardening, tennis.

Connections

Married Paul Vincent Reale, December 16, 1989.

father:
Donald Russell Rydell

mother:
Gloria Marie (Sasso) Rydell

spouse:
Paul Vincent Reale