Welcome to the American Impressionist Society

 Impressionism, the genre of our times

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About AIS

Our Mission Statement

The American Impressionist Society, Inc. (AIS) was founded by Florida artists William Schultz, Charlotte Dickinson, and Marjorie Bradley, of Vero Beach, and Pauline Ney, of Ellenton. It’s goal:

“To promote the appreciation of Impressionism through exhibitions, workshops and other media.”

Membership is open to legal US resident artists, US citizens living abroad and anyone who wishes to support American Impressionism.

American Impressionist Society, Inc. defines American Impressionism as the concern for light on form, color, and brushstrokes. It allows equal latitude between these attributes, and recognizes not a single definitive element, but several factors–including high key light and hue, visual breakdown of detail, concern for contemporary life, and cultivation of direct and spontaneous approaches to a subject.

AIS is now a 501(C)(3) Not for profit organization.

Our Founders

William J. Schultz, 1919 - 2005

William (Bill) Schultz, co-founder, and director of AIS, had inspired numerous professional artists and teachers through his teaching. He also was a Master Pastelist in the Pastel Society of America and had won many awards for his oil and pastel paintings. As a youth, Schultz had the good fortune of beginning his art studies with Martin C. Hoy, a fine artist and student of Robert Henri and William M. Chase. His primary teacher was Robert Brackman, who studied with Ivan Olinsky who was a student of John Singer Sargent.

He was director and instructor for the William J. Schultz Art School in Lenox, Massachusetts for 25 years. Bill moved to Florida where he continued to teach until he was 82 years old. His students revere him and say he was the “Art Spirit” personified.

Charlotte M. Dickinson
Co-Founder, and Signature Member

Charlotte Dickinson started painting at an early age, inspired by professional artist and sculptors in her family. From her studios in the beautiful Endless Mountain Area of Pennsylvania and Vero Beach, Florida, she has been painting and teaching for more than 30 years. She also taught in the public school system.

With a solid background in drawing, composition and color theory, she now devotes her entire professional life to the challenge of the efforts of light on form through color. The idea of space and filtered light indeed exemplifies her work today and she brings to her painting a life long interest in the work of Cezanne and the Impressionists. She has studied with many fine artist over the years but credits William Schultz and Charles Movalli with "showing her the light." My love for painting is a result of a great appreciation of nature and the beauty around me. I love to work in different media. Each subject lends to a special technique.

Currently exhibiting in the U.S. and Canada, being best known for her landscapes, and still life, floral and multi canvas conceptual painting in oil and watercolor.

Marjorie L. Bradley
Co- Founder, 1933-2016

Marjorie L. Bradley, Co- Founder, who lived and painted in Vero Beach, Florida, received her early art training at the MacMurrough School of Art, in Melbourne, Fl., and beginning in 1968 studied with William Schultz. She attended workshops with award winning artists Ellen Plankey and Marlis Newman, of Melbourne, and John Asaro, of Carlsbad, California.

Pauline S. Ney

Pauline S. Ney, Co-Founder, lives and paints on the Manatee River in Parrish, Florida and in the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. She studied art at the American University and the Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, D.C., but credits William Schultz with changing her life forever by introducing her to the Impressionist way and has studied with him since 1991. She also studied with plein air artist/teacher/author, Kevin MacPherson, of Taos, New Mexico.

National Juried Exhibits

AIS’s National Juried Exhibits are usually held in the Fall of each year and are held at prestigious fine art galleries around the United States. If you are interested in hosting an AIS impressionist national juried show at your fine art gallery, please Contact Us for more information.

For further information about the current exhibit, or the organization, write to,
American Impressionist Society, Inc.,
P.O. Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127
(402) 592-3399

P.O. Box 27818, Omaha NE 68127

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