Linda Chido is an American born artist, currently based in Austin, Texas, who has carved her artistic path through the realms of fantastic realism and visionary art. In the early 2000s, she had the privilege of studying with esteemed artists, Philip Rubinov Jacobson and Michael Fuchs. Their tutelage gave her tools and instruction in painting with the mische technique - and Old Master's technique brought back from obscurity by Ernst Fuchs.
While pursuing her artistic dreams in NYC and Europe, Linda faced profound challenges when her children were born with intense medical needs. This demanding period in her life led her to temporarily step away from her studio practice to focus on caring for her children. In addition to managing medical needs, Linda also homeschooled her kids. It was during this time that Linda shared her deep love of art with them and developed art history projects that are now part of our Learning Resources.
With unwavering faith, Linda returned to her studio practice in 2020. She has since immersed herself in her art career. Not only has her artistic output been astounding, she has also participated in many art exhibit, including a successful solo exhibition in 2022, and has had work featured in several art publication.
After her solo exhibition in 2022, Linda founded LINDA CHIDO ART - The Artistry of the Chido Gross Family. The business promotes and sells the art of Linda Chido, Ron Gross, and Mona Rae Chido Gross and is a learning hub for sharing their art knowledge.
A firm believer in the power of art to enrich and transform lives, Linda also actively works to promote the value of art in her community. Her teaching and volunteer work, which includes providing art instruction to folks with developmental disabilities, demonstrates her deep commitment to sharing the transformative power of art with others.
Throughout her artistic journey, Linda Chido has embraced every twist and turn with grace and resilience. Her passion for art is as steadfast as ever, and her work stands as a testament to the dedication she has for her craft. Linda's paintings continue to astonish and resonate with viewers, reflecting not only her artistic prowess but also the profound depths of emotion and vision she channels into each piece. With an unquenchable thirst for creative expression, Linda Chido remains an inspiration, leaving an indelible mark on the world with her art, her art knowledge, and through all of the people she has had the honor to work with.
Linda holds a MArch and MUP from the University of Buffalo, NY, She and the Chido Gross Family reside and work south of Austin, Texas, where they continue to create art together.