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Find out more about the visual artist Candida von Braun – painter, photographer and equestrian. Explore her vita and artworks!

Candida von Braun is a fifth generation visual artist whose work involves painting, architecture, and photography. She is represented in collections in Germany, Spain, Italy, and the United States.

Her art focuses on her classic dressage training with her Lusitano stallions, abstract emotional expressions of impressions from her travels, and photography of details, patterns, and color. She has also photographed top equestrians and horses from all over the world, and been featured in the German Piaffe Magazine.


Her Paintings are featured in the Fine Art Book Contemporary International Artists, Vol X. Her photographs are featured in the coffee table book Wege zur Leichtigkeit in der Klassischen Dressur by Dominique Barbier, which sold over 30,000 copies. She has served as Vice President of The Society for the Preservation of the Equestrian Arts for 3 years. Candida has also been featured in Times Square where she was selected from among 300,000 artists to exhibit 5 of her Paintings over a 23 story billboard as part of the See|Me Show in New York. In addition her work has been shown in New York’s Frieze as well as Art Miami Basel.

Prior to launching a full time career as a visual artist, Candida co-founded Michael Shepherd Architect, AIA, an architecture firm with a focus on the Design and Development of high end private residences, where they also did work for Nike and The Portland Zoo. The firm won the National AIA Residential Design Award in 2007. Candida received her Masters of Architecture from Montana State University.

Candida von Braun’s work has taken her to Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Brazil and throughout the US.

Candida is a fifth generation artist who comes from a long lineage of fine artists.

Her great, great, great grandfather was Leo von Klenze, the founder of neo-classical architecture and the royal architect for King Ludwig I. Von Klenze was in charge of creating new parts and important buildings in the layout of the city of Munich: He built Munich’s first big picture museum (the Alte Pinakothek) as well as other museums in Munich (on Königsplatz) and Bavaria (the Walhalla Ruhmeshalle an der Donau).

Her great, great, grandfather was Angelo Graf von Courten. He was an official painter for King Ludwig II and was requested by Pope Leo XIII to paint his papal coronation. He had a museum wing in Munich named after him.

Her great grandfather Carlo Graf von Courten was a successful independent painter.

Candida’s mother Selina von Braun is a painter whose work has been exhibited in Germany and the United States.

Her aunt Candida Schlichting is a fine art photographer who has exhibited in galleries all over the world including Russia, Denmark, Germany, and Spain.

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Candida von Braun Exhibits in Art Miami Basel, Art New York, Art Hamptons