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The Arts
by Darrell McGarvey
Boulder City Art Guild

Artist Profile -
Edwin Klein

Edwin Klein was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Detroit, Michigan, hence the lack of a Brooklyn accent.

His interest in art began in high school and at Wayne State University in Detroit. A family emergency forced him to leave his studies before he could earn a degree. He was lured into the wholesale and retail food industry and enjoyed a very successful career. Ed retired in 1992, relocated to Las Vegas and began pen and ink drawings and commissioned portraits. One of his pen and inks, “Remember When,” took first place in the 2004 Celebration of Life competition in Las Vegas. This bit of recognition inspired him to further his art studies.

Ed tinkered with acrylic paints, but didn’t really like the restrictions of the medium. He wanted something fresh and loose so looked into watercolors.

He began lessons with Jan Schaeffer and immediately found his niche under her direction. He still studies with Mary Shaw in Las Vegas and teaches his own group of adult students in Henderson.

Ed has five children, one of whom lives and works in Las Vegas. He is enjoying a 13-year relationship with his best critic... Eileen.

Ed found Boulder City through some of his students, joined the Boulder City Art Guild and was accepted into the Art Guild Gallery. He is also a member of the Nevada Watercolor Society, City Light Co-op, Henderson Art Association and the Las Vegas Artist Guild. He is Vice President of the Boulder City Art Guild.

Currently Ed is the Featured Artist at the Boulder City Art Guild Gallery in the Boulder Dam Hotel. His beautiful watercolors and prints are displayed in cubicle number one Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Sundays from Noon to 5 pm.

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