BERKELEY, CA, August 14, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Nancy Genn with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Genn 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.
Nancy Genn studied at the University of California, Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute, as well as drawing on a wealth of inspiration from her mother, Ruth Thompson who was a painter. She is a multifaceted cross-cultural California artist. Her travels have taken her to Europe as well as Asia and the Middle East. This cultural nomadism has influenced her art, resulting in a material transmutation combining both Eastern and Western cultures, while also reflecting the city where she was born and raised, San Francisco.
Throughout her long career, Genn has continued to experiment using a variety of media and techniques with their various traditions: oil, casein, mono-printing, handmade paper, and sculpture, casting in bronze using the lost wax process.
With a career that has spanned several generations of abstract painting, Genn has been a major contributor to the history of post-war American Art. She continues to produce vital and ever-changing new works and occupies an important position in abstract expressionism.
She has exhibited nationally and internationally, her work is in collections at: Museum of Modern Art, New York and San Francisco, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Library of Congress and the New York City Public Library, to name a few. She has been a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome, a recipient of the Phelan Award, The Japan/U.S.A. Creative Arts Fellowship and a HUD Award (USA) for her Cowell College fountain sculpture, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
"Nancy Genn Architecture from within", a monograph, published by Skira, edited by Francesca Valente, offers exploratory essays, as well as 100 reproductions of her works, among them bronze sculptures and mixed media works held by important public and private collections. They include abstract landscapes of Rome and exotic places like Taiz, Samarkand and Patagonia, which shaped different stages of her creativity.
Though her career has many highlights, Ms. Genn is most proud to celebrate the Skira publication with a major exhibition of her painting and sculpture at Palazzo Ferro Fini, Venice, 2018, and Museum of Modern Art, Ca'Pesaro, Venice, 2019.
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