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John Leavey Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Leavey has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the art world

Throughout his career as an artist, John Leavey has had some 15 one-person exhibitions and nearly 100 group exhibitions in the United States and Europe.

    POWNAL, VT, January 14, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present John Leavey with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Leavey celebrates many years' experience in his professional Art work, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Since he was a child, John Leavey knew that he wanted to be an artist and has pursued this all his life. He attended The Art Students League of New York, between 1955 and 1961, where he received the Robert Ward Johnson Scholarship and studied with Edwin Dickinson, becoming his assistant for two years. Mr. Dickinson became a great influence upon him, and he made a video of Mr. Dickinson's teaching which is available on his web-site, - The Teaching Legacy of Edwin Dickinson.

In 1965 he received the Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant in Figure Painting. In 1969 he received the Edwin Austin Abbey Fellowship in Mural Painting to the American Academy in Rome Italy for the years 1970 and 1971, then he and his wife Norma extended their stay for another five years living in Rome and Chianti.

While in Rome, Mr. Leavey studied the works of the Italian Renaissance and this became a lasting influence in his work as can be seen in his many commissioned portraits and figure paintings. Upon his return to the United States, Mr. Leavey worked as a scenic painter in New York City notably at the Metropolitan Opera. He also taught Landscape Painting at the Southern Vermont Art Center between 1999 and 2003 and was a lecturer in Art History at the Berkshire Institute of Lifetime Learning in Williamstown, MA, between 2003 and 2005.

Throughout his career as an artist, Mr. Leavey has had some 15 one-person exhibitions and nearly 100 group exhibitions in the United States and Europe. In 2016, he exhibited at the Prince St. Gallery in New York City, showing works between 1963 and 2016. He is represented in permanent collections of the Museo Della Citta da Roma, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, The Lila Wallace Atkinson Collection, New York, the Hirschhorn Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C., and in numerous collections in the U.S. and Europe.

Mr. Leavey notably received a B.J.Altman Figure Prize from the National Academy of Design in 1988 and a McNeely Memorial Award and the Art Students League Award from the Audubon Artists in 1995 and 2001, respectively. He has been cited in several editions of Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American Art.

Mr. Leavey is a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, a member of the United Scenic Artists of America, The Art Students League, the Audubon Artists and the Allied Artists of America. He has served on the board of the Williams College Faculty Club in Williamstown, MA since 2005.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, John Leavey has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

Photo captions (clockwise from left): Self Portrait as Puccini 1982 9x12"; Race Riot 1963 25x36"; John & Ariel Hermann 1974 24x30"; Marsyas Tied 2015 5x7 feet Acrylic ; Roman Painting 1975 & 1985 6x6 1/2 feet.

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