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Madeline von Foerster was born to German-Austrian parents and raised in San Francisco. She uses historic iconography, as well as the meticulous painting techniques of the Old Masters, to tackle modern-day subjects, such as environmentalism.
Foerster is worried about where modern culture is headed, but she believes there is still time to make a new myth. And if something is worth saying, it is worth the time it takes to paint. The detail and luminosity of her paintings are intended for slow deliberation.
Her work has been exhibited in Germany and the United States.
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