IDAL Instructor Biography

Pierre Finkelstein

Pierre Finkelstein is the owner and principal painter at Grand Illusion Decorative Painting, Inc. Recognized worldwide as a superior craftsman and master in the art of faux painting, he specializes in high end residential and museums creating photo realistic faux finishes, glazing, patinas, gilding, plaster finishes, ornamentation, stencils and trompe l'oeil for internationally acclaimed interior designers and architects.

A 1986 gold medal graduate of the Van Der Kellen Painting Institute in Brussels, Mr. Finkelstein was awarded the highly esteemed title of "Best Craftsman of France" by the French government in 1990 and more recently won an award from the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America.

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