September 02, 2006
Marjorie Portnow, Landscape Painter, and Associate Professor of Art, Western Connecticut State University, 8-25-06
Marjorie Portnow’s landscape paintings represent her keen observation of nature and the sense of the passing moment. A painter who works in situ, often selecting a high vantage point, Ms. Portnow tends to choose places with large, panoramic, unobstructed views, without development, houses, or people.
Ms. Portnow received her B.A. in art history from Case Western Reserve University and an M.F.A. in painting from Brooklyn College. Her work has been exhibited widely, in solo exhibitions at the University of California, Santa Cruz, the Fishbach Gallery and Kornblee Gallery in New York City, the Harcus-Krakow Gallery in Boston, Hollins University in Roanoke, VA, and Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, OH. Her work is represented in permanent collections throughout the U.S., including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Albany Museum of Art, the Gibbs Museum of Art, The National Academy of Design, and Middlebury College Museum.
Ms. Portnow is the recipient of two Ingram Merrill Grants, two Bunting (Radcliff Institute) Institute Grants, two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, and two Tiffany Foundation Grants and is an elected member of the National Academy of Design.
Ms. Portnow has taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, New York Studio School, Brooklyn College, The National Academy of Design, The Skowhegan School, the University of Pennsylvania, The University of California and Virginia Tech, among other institutions.
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