In the Studio with Allison Malafronte

In the Studio: James Sondow

by Allison Malafronte

James Sondow’s fate to study the ancient tradition of monumental sculpture-making in Russia and become an ambassador of that legacy was apparent from a young age. Born in New York City to Russian-American parents, Sondow was fortunate to not only discover his talent early but to also be surrounded by supportive family,... More »

In the Studio: Brad Kunkle

by Allison Malafronte

Since selling out his debut solo exhibition in New York City on opening night a decade ago, painter Brad Kunkle has continued on the same path that brought him his initial success. This is not a path that follows fashionable or commercial trends, but rather one that organically flows from the experiences, memories, interests,... More »

In the Studio: Ellen Eagle

by Allison Malafronte

Pastel portrait painter Ellen Eagle has been a New Yorker for the better part of her life, and the majority of her formative artistic memories reside in such formidable buildings as the Staten Island Museum, the High School of Music & Art,  and The Arts Students League of New York, where she took her first class as a ten-... More »

In the Studio: Frederick Brosen

by Allison Malafronte


Visual moments that catch a discerning artist’s eye abound in New York City, but it’s rare to be able to behold a moment of beauty at length. The city’s frenetic pace and continual forward motion simply don’t allow one to stop and stare—at least in the main squares and tourist parts of town. However, through the intricate... More »