PRINCETON, NJ, June 26, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Idaherma Williams with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Idaherma celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her 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.
Having garnered a world-renowned reputation as a painter and printmaker, Idaherma works in oils, watercolors, woodblock prints and archival pigment prints. Throughout her career, she has developed her own unique style by incorporating vivid color into her paintings, as well as a unique technique for woodblock printing, which uses a handmade Baren to print her woodblock prints. These are oil-based and water-based inks printed by hand on handmade Japanese paper. Idaherma has focused more of her time on printmaking, with themes ranging from nature and the abstract world. Prior to concentrating solely on her artwork, she contributed many years in education, teaching art in both public and private schools.
Over the years, Idaherma's artwork has been featured in exhibits at many major shows, including the Villanova University Art Gallery in Villanova PA and the Hungarian Museum of Art in New Brunswick, NJ, where she had a one-artist exhibition. She also had a solo show in 2005 entitled the Complete Hercules Woodblock Prints at Lennox Gallery in London UK. She also exhibited her work at the National Arts Club in New York City where she won the Anna Hyatt Huntington Graphics Bronze Medal of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe art club for her woodblock print, "Cabin by the Sea," In addition she has exhibited abroad at such locations as the Lennox Gallery in London, England, in 1998 at the Art Alliance Satellite Gallery in Philadelphia, PA (Dupcheu), in 1989 at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey (Watercolor Retrospective), and in 1975 at the New Jersey State Museum. Her work appeared in the Mini Print International of Cadaques, an International print competition in Spain. Just recently, Idaherma's work was exhibited at the 17th Annual Lessendra World Print Exhibition in Sophia, Bulgaria. She has been featured in various public and private collections as well, including at the Johnson & Johnson Corporation in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and in several one-woman shows at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, and the Plastic Club in Philadelphia, PA.
Idaherma has published two books to showcase her extensive portfolio. "Idaherma: A Discovery of Color," which was released in 2012, contains a collection of several of her woodblock print series. "Joy in Watercolor," published in 2013, includes a collection of 100 of her favorite watercolors.
In 2019, Idaherma established the non-profit organization the Idaherma Museum of Art Foundation, Inc. Created to discover and promote artists worldwide, she maintains her position as a board director. Idaherma also established the First Clothesline Exhibition for the citizens of Franklin Township in Somerset County, New Jersey.
To prepare for her career, Idaherma received a Bachelor of Art in Fine Arts at the Philadelphia College of Art in 1959. She later completed postgraduate coursework at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts between 1960 and 1963 before earning a Master of Fine Arts (GSFA, '63) at the University of Pennsylvania.
Throughout the past two decades, Idaherma has received dozens of awards and prizes in juried competitions in the U.S. and abroad. She was recently recognized with the Dominic DeStefano Award from the Philadelphia Sketch Club and the 75th Anniversary Silver Medal from the Audubon Artists in 2017. Earlier, she won an award for first prize in show sponsored by the Kyoto International Woodblock Association in Kyoto, Japan. A celebrated Marquis listee, Idaherma has been featured in the 23rd edition of Who's Who in the East and the 25th edition of Who's Who of American Women.
To view her work, visit www.Idaherma.org. and www.Idaherma.com.
Artwork from left to right: "Orchids" - 24" h x 36" w; "Sunflowers" - 24" h x 20" w; "Cabin By The Sea" - 12" h x 16" w; "Bouquet" - 24" h x 20" w
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