June Gumbel is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where she was born and raised. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from this institution. Her passion for painting and drawing lead her to study further at Pierce College in California, Parsons School of Design, The Art Students League, The New York Academy of Fine Arts and The Scottsdale Artist School. She has studied extensively with such noted artists as Daniel Greene, Nelson Shanks, Everette Ray Kinstler, Milt Kobayashi and Gary Fagin.
June Gumbel is dedicated to extracting beauty and truth from her surroundings as well as her work for commissioned portraiture. Her true joy and expression is revealed through her love of Plein Air painting. Her willingness to share has recently guided her to begin teaching workshops for landscape painting. In the fall of 2003, she gave a workshop in Lake Placid on Buck Island to capture the splendor of the fall colors. She works in a representational manner using oil, pastel and watercolor.
June is credited for creating a woodcut edition for the reopening of the African Meeting House in Boston and a work illustration for the State of Ohio Department of Social Services. June contributed her talents in the design of the chapel at North General Hospital in Harlem. She is currently working on a commissioned portrait of her Grandfather for Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It will hang in the infirmary that bears his name, Dr. Raymond M. Baranco.
She is a member of the Salmagundi Club, The Portrait Society of America and The Artist Fellowship of New York.
June Gumbel Studio
P.O. Box 44
Waccabuc, NY 10597