- Painting the Landscape in Pastel, Albert Handell and Anita Louise West, published 2000
- Intuitive Light, Albert Handell and Leslie Trainor Handell, published 1995.
- Intuitive Composition, published 1989, is in its third printing
- Pastel Painting Workshop, published in 1981, is in its fourth printing and is translated into German
- Oil Painting Workshop, published 1979, is in its sixth printing and is translated into German.
For a period of fifteen years, 1960-1975, Albert Handell’s pastels were included in every book published on pastels in the U.S.A. His pastels enjoy international reputation. In 1987, The Pastel Society of America elected him into the Pastel Hall of Fame, making him one of three living artists so honored. In 2000, the Pastel Society of the West Coast honored him by electing to give him their first, ever, Life Time Achievement Award for Pastel.
Since 1961 Albert has had over thirty one - man shows and has received over seventy prizes and awards, including the following partial listing:
The Allied Artists of America, New York City, The Audubon Artists of America, New York City, The National Academy of Design, New York City, Academie Artists of America, Springfield, Massachusetts, The Pastel Society of America, New York City, The Butler Institute of America Art, Youngstown, Ohio, State University of New York, Albany, New York, National Arts Club, New York City, The Schenectady Museum, Schenectady, New York, The Berkshire Museum of Art, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, New York, Artists of America (Denver-Rotary Club) 1983, 1984, 1990.
His work is in the permanent collections of such notable institutions, (Partial Listing): Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio., Ranger Purchase Award, National Academy of Design, N.Y.C. Donated to Bates College, Lewistown, Maine, Elizabeth T. Greenshields, Memorial Foundation and Museum, Montreal, Canada, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY, Schenectady Museum of Art, Schenectady, NY, Syracuse Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, R.K. Mellon Art Acquisition Fund Purchase, Sidney Mishkin Art Gallery at Baruch College, City University of New York City, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Loretto, Pennsylvania, The Rio Hotel and Casino in the Italian Resort of Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada. Albert is a much sought after instructor and mentor who is well known for his Painting Workshops, we are honored to have him join us at the Casa and look forward to what will surely be a unique and wonderful week.
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