Alice and Richard Matzkin

Painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband, Richard, contemplate growing older in their nearly 100 paintings and sculptures. Alice and Richard Matzkin They have written an award-winning art/inspiration book, THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self, produced a 45 minute documentary video on DVD, WOMEN OF AGE: Portraits in Wisdom, Beauty and Strength, featuring paintings and interviews of 21 elder inspiring women, and designed a wall calendar, NAKED TRUTH: Celebrating the Beauty of the Aging Feminine Body, featuring paintings of nude elder women age 58 to 87. They appear on television, in print media, on the radio, and offer presentations at universities, conferences, and medical schools. They live and work in Ojai, California.

The website offers opportunities to appreciate more about art and aging, to purchase the book, the calendar, Alice's paintings and Richard's sculptures, and to follow them on Facebook and Twitter. See the Media page for the latest videos.

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Mission Statement

As part of our personal growth and our responsibility as elders, our intention is to share what we have learned about growing older. By exhibiting our art, speaking and writing, we intend to spread the important message that aging is not the end of life, but can be a positive new beginning and the crowning culmination of a lifetime.

– Alice and Richard Matzkin

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Banner photo by: Fred Zeller / Smaller photo of Alice and Richard by: Donna Granata, Focus on the Masters, Series 2009