Nelson SHANKS ✿

Nelson Shanks American painter -1937-, has served as professor at the University of the Arts and as distinguished visiting professor in Fine Arts at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and conducted seminars at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the New York Academy of Art and numerous universities. He has taught at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Memphis Academy of Arts and the Robert and Mary Montgomery Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Arcadia University awarded him a Ph.D. in Fine Arts. "Advanced painting workshops taught by Nelson Shanks attract hundreds of artists from across the country." [Arts & Antiques, Summer 1997] He is clearly one of the most sought after teachers in the world and founder of the post-graduate school, Studio Incamminati.
In Italy, he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence and with Pietro Annigoni. He traveled and studied extensively throughout Europe. He has received grants: the Greenshields Foundation (twice) and the Stacey Foundation (three times) between l96l and l974. Earlier he studied at the University of Kansas and the Kansas City Art Institute with Wilbur Niewald and in New York at the National Academy of Design and The Art Students League with Ivan Olinsky, Robert Brackman, Edwin Dickinson and privately with John Koch and Henry Hensche.

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