Instructors > Mischa Tranquilli
co-founder, drawing & painting instructor
Mischa Tranquilli (Connecticut, United States 1992) began drawing and painting from a young age. As a child, she realized her strong desire to become a fine artist while studying from her grandfather, Walter Tranquilli, a skilled draftsman and sculptor whose family emigrated to the United States from Italy.
Mischa's desire to pursue a classical art education led her back to her family's ancestral country when she was 20, where she would go on to study at the Angel Academy of Art, Florence. While she was a student, she and her artwork were featured in an August 2016 episode of Campus Italia, a program highlighting students in Italian vocational schools. After graduating from the academy in 2017, she moved to The Netherlands, where she currently divides her time between teaching and painting.
Her work has exhibited and sold in private collections in North America and Europe, and she was most recently named the first place winner of The Representational Art Conference 2018 juried exhibition in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.