Director of the Cape School of Art at Provincetown, which was founded by Henry Hensche and was successor to the Cape Code School of Art, founded by Charles Hawthorne.
The following text, courtesy of Jill Mandeville, is from the cover flap of the artist’s book titled Painting the Impressionist Landscape.
Lois Griffel’s lifelong interest in art began at the age of five, when she first entertained neighborhood children with her drawings and paintings. She discovered early in her career that she enjoyed teaching, and attended Southern Connecticut State College in order to receive her bachelor of science degree in education. Later, while making her living as a portrait painter, she enrolled at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York, where she studied with many outstanding artists, including Everett Raymond Kinstler and Harvey Dinnerstein.
Her introduction in the early 1970s to Henry Hensche, Charles Hawthorne’s protege, led to her in-depth study and practice of the impressionist theory of painting. As director and instructor at The Cape School of Art, it gives her great joy to combine her loves of teaching and painting, and to share them with
enthusiastic students. Ms. Griffel has had a number of one-person exhibitions throughout New England, and has been included in invitational exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Washington, DC. and Carmel, California. She holds workshops in landscape, portrait, and figure painting throughout the northeast.