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Gary Charles Shankman Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. Shankman has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the visual arts field

Mr. Gary Charles Shankman work is represented in the permanent collections of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum, the Superior Court Art Trust of Washington, and the American University Museum.

    ALBANY, NY, March 13, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Gary Charles Shankman with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Shankman celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, 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.

Mr. Shankman is a painter and visual arts professor known for his still life and landscape works in oil. He developed his artistic talent from the precocious young age of nine, when a childhood friend informed him of art classes he was enrolled in at the Corcoran Institute. Mr. Shankman subsequently attained a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at Boston University in 1972, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from American University in 1975. Moreover, he received an ITT Fellowship Grant, which allowed him to complete further postgraduate study at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1975 and 1976, and was awarded a postgraduate scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1978.

From 1978 until 1985, Mr. Shankman distinguished himself as an instructor at North Virginia Community College, and as an instructor in the continuing education department of the University of the District of Columbia between 1978 and 1986. He taught at Maryland College of Art and Design from 1981 to 1986, and at Sage College of Albany from 1986 until his retirement in 2019. Since 1978, Mr. Shankman has found success as a continuing education instructor at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.

Mr. Shankman's work has been included in group and solo shows globally for more than 40 years. Highlights to his credit include a 1976 solo show at Seta House, Antwerp, numerous shows at the Broadway Art Center of Albany, Mickelson Gallery, Washington D.C., and a 2007 inclusion in a group show at the American University Museum. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum, the Superior Court Art Trust of Washington, and the American University Museum. As part of his ongoing exploration of the craft, Mr. Shankman has been in residence at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony, the I-Park Artist's Enclave, and the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, among others.

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