Olga Nielsen is a portrait and figurative artist, sculptor and educator, a Portrait Society of America Signature Status member, and a National Sculpture Society Elected member. She was born in Russia and received an art education in Moscow, in the classical realistic tradition. Before immigrating to the United States, Olga spent the summer of 1981 in Italy, studying art and decided to focus on sculpture. She went back to school, to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts to study sculpture.
Olga Nielsen has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Delaware Valley, and in the national and international exhibitions and received many awards for her works, including Exceptional Merit Award at the Portrait Society of America
2015 International competition, and Fine Arts Connoisseur Magazine Award at the National Sculpture Society 82nd Juried Exhibition. Several of her drawings are published in “Strokes of Genius, Best of Drawing” books, many of her sculptures are in private collections, and several are commissioned public works.