Madeline von Foerster was born to German-Austrian parents and raised in San Francisco. She uses historic iconography, as well as the meticulous painting techniques of the Old Masters, to tackle modern-day subjects, such as environmentalism.
Foerster is worried about where modern culture is headed, but she believes there is still time to make a new myth. And if something is worth saying, it is worth the time it takes to paint. The detail and luminosity of her paintings are intended for slow deliberation.
Her work has been exhibited in Germany and the United States.
"Madeline is so wonderful because her work looks ancient and contemporary at the same time, and it's not an easy trick to TRULY pull off. She has spend countless hours and dedication to honing her skills with egg tempera and her canvases just glow. I like that her work so beautifully comments of the natural world in a very elegant, refined way."