Annie Claudius


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Annie Claudius
Sketching | Painting | Iconography

Andrea (Annie) Claudius, born in Harrisburg, PA, was raised by convert parents in the Coptic Orthodox Church. Her love of art began as a child. In high school, Annie was the Vice President of the Art Honor's Society, painted sets for theatre productions, and took nearly every art course offered in school. She began her college experience in Art Education, but later decided to pursue a career in the field of Physical Therapy, with hopes that she would continue her love of art, particularly drawing and painting, as a hobby. Over the past 10 years, Annie has been slowly developing a skill in iconography, the art form most dear to her, as its approach is one of service, humility, and spiritual teaching. Inspired by the work of Dr. Isaac Fanous, Annie's skill is mostly self taught. She has, however, completed a course in Byzantine Iconography and received coaching from Coptic Iconographers, including Tasoni Sawsan. Other than iconography, she enjoys capturing in her drawings and paintings, the beauty of God's image in human faces and expression. Annie now lives in East Rutherford, NJ, where she is a member of St. Antonious & St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church. She is married to Marcos Claudius and is now a stay‐at‐home mother of two children, Anastasia and Moses.