Stuart Yankell

Yankell Fine Arts


          Stuart Yankell was trained in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Frudakis Sculpture Academy. He studied art history at Temple University in Italy, and currently lives in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

    His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally and is recognized for its unique and progressive style. Recent collectors include Carlos Santana, Natalie Merchant, Ravi Coltrane and both Winton and Branford Marsalis. Yankell is also well known for his portraiture, and has been commissioned to paint a variety of business, political, and academic figures for public and corporate collections, as well as children and families for private collections around the world.

Photography Akos Major


Selected Solo Exhibitions

The Hamilton Gallery Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2012, 2013
Celebration of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013, 2014
Abraham Moyal Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 2011
Zen Dog Gallery, Rhinebeck, NY, 2010, 2011
Galeria de Casa San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2009
Chagall Inc. Edmonton, Alberta, 2008
Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston TX, 2007
Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2006
Art & Soul, Indianapolis, ID, 2005, 2006
Marcus Ashley Gallery, Lake Tahoe, CA, 2005
Borsini – Burr Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA 2003 - 2006
Martha Clara Gallery, Riverhead, NY, 2004
Synchronicity Space, New York, NY, 2003,2004
D’Adamo/ Woltz Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2001- 2003
Wyndy Morehead, New Orleans, LA, 2001 - 2003
Bennett Gallery. Nashville, TN, 2001
Kulturring Hullhorst e.V. Gallery, Hullhorst, Germany, 2000
Galeria Madilian, Mallorca, Spain, 1999
La Jolla Gallery, La Jolla, CA, 1996 - 1998
The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY, 1996
Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts, New York, NY, 1990-1995
Columbus Gallery, New York, NY, 1989 – 1994


Selected Museum and Institutional Collections

Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
City of Philadelphia, Public Art Mural, Philadelphia, PA 
City of Hullhorst, Westphalia, Germany



Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor of Art History, 
Neumann University, Aston, PA, 1989 - 1997
Adjunct Professor of Painting,
Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 1993, 1994
Adjunct Professor of Painting,
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, 1989 - 1995 




Selected Grants and Awards

Residency, Scuola Internationale di Grafica, Venice, Italy, 2006
“Kunstnester” Grant, Internationales Kunstlersymposium, Hullhorst, Germany, 2000
Painting Award, “50th Annual Art of the Northeast”,
Juror-Allen Stone, New Caanan, CT, 1999



Selected Group Exhibitions 

Gallerie Severn, New Orleans, LA, 2014
Royal Street Fine Art, Aspen, CO, 2014
Rich Timmons Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2012
Neela Castana Gallery, Estero, Fl, 2010
Galleria di Sorrento, Las Vegas, NV, 2008, 2009
Louis Aronow Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 2005 - 2007
Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen, CO, 2004 - 2006
Hanson Gallery, Carmel, CA, 2004
Global Art Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2003
Whitney Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, 2001
David Findlay Jr., New York, NY, 1998 - 2001
William Vincent Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM, 1998 
James A. Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA, 1996


Selected Corporate Collections

Disma Pharm, GmbH, Zurich, Switzerland
DuPont Corporation, Wilmington, DE
Grecca International Corporation, Tokyo
IBM Corporation, New York, NY
Madaus, GmbH, Cologne, Germany


Selected  Music Industry Collections

Carlos Santana
Natalie Merchant
Ravi Coltrane
Branford Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Jesse Cook
The Gypsy Kings,
India Arie
Jeff Watts
Robert Porco
Soledad Barrio



University of Pennsylvania
BFA, MFA    1985,1988
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Certificate    1985
Frudakis Sculpture Academy
Temple University / Rome