Zhenya Gershman


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Why Paint with Oil Colors?

Learn why oil paints are Zhenya’s preferred medium and discover how she uses Rembrandt Artists’ Oil Colors to achieve the nuanced textures and colors that infuse her portraits with humanity and emotion. In this video, oil paint isn’t simply a tool that artists use to give the illusion of life, but a living thing in itself.


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About the Artist

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“Many painters are afraid of the blank canvas, but the blank canvas is afraid of the real, passionate painter who dares and who has broken the spell of ‘you can’t’ once and for all.” -Vincent Van Gogh

Born in Moscow, Russia, Zhenya Gershman is an internationally renowned artist, educator, and art historian. The youngest student admitted to the Otis College of Art and Design, she later went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design. Zhenya is the recipient of numerous awards, including the ALEX Award in Visual Arts, and her artwork is featured in private and public collections around the world. In addition, she is the author of scholarly works focused on the lives and work of artists Albrecht Dürer and Rembrandt, and is a co-founder of Project AWE, a non-profit organization dedicated to exploring connections between Western esotericism and the arts.