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About the Artist

Desirée Engel immigrated to the United States in 1945 from her native Yugoslavia and has lived in Southern California since then.  She resides in Anaheim and has three married children, seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.

Ms. Engel was introduced to art as a child by a well-known artist in her hometown Zagreb. During and long after World War II there was no opportunity to indulge her passion for art, but when her youngest son was in his last year of high school she enrolled at Calfornia State University in Fullerton and proceeded to earn B.A., M.A. and M.F.A. degrees. She received the Master of Fine Arts degree in1995.

She has exhibited extensively throughout Southern California and the United States, as well in her native Croatia (former Yugoslavia) and has received numerous awards for her work. Mrs. Engel has worked in various printmaking media, mixed media, fused and cast glass, ceramic sculpture and installations. Her work is in private collections in the United States, Switzerland, Sweden and Australia. She teaches hand-built ceramics at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI-CSUF). 

The artist is represented by 57 UNDERGROUND, a contemporary art gallery in Pomona, California.