Gwen Marcus

Gwen MarcusNoted sculptor Gwen Marcus, FNSS has exhibited in numerous shows throughout the United States and is a part of many important collections throughout the world, including Taiwan, England, Australia and Switzerland. A child prodigy, Marcus began exhibiting her work in 1966 at the age of nine.

Critics have praised Marcus for her sensitivity and comprehension of the human form. Each figure evokes a distinct vision, a mysterious alchemy of sensuality and spirituality.  Every Marcus image is powerfully and painstakingly executed, and each figure demonstrates her demand for the highest degree of excellence and quality in her work.

Marcus talks about the strength and energy of her sculpture. "The eye never stays stagnant. In viewing my work, the observer is drawn in by the rhythm of the life force of the piece. Most of my figures are self-contained and introspective. Pieces are not formed on the surface, but rather they are pulled from their inner core."

Marcus has received many honors and commissions, among them the highly regarded Gold Medal of Honor (Allied Artists of America Inc.) A Four Time recipient of the Gold Medal of Honor (American Artist Professional League Inc.),  The Centennial Medal of Honor and (two-time recipient) of the Gold Medal of Honor, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club , Certificate of Merit (National Academy of Design); and the Gloria Medal (National Sculpture Society). Memberships include the American Medallic Sculpture Association, Fellow of The National Sculpture Society, Allied Artists of America, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club.

The original bronzes are all numbered limited editions.

Education

New York University, Rhode Island School of Design, Art Students League, National Academy of Design.
Studied privately with: Clemente Spampinato, Bruno Lucchesi, Edgar Whitney and Isaac Soyer

Museum and Public Collections:

Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT ("Hatti")
Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC ("Bather")
Chi Mei Museum, Taiwan ("Serenity", "Bather", "Raincatcher", "Hatti" and other additional works)
Champs Hill, West Sussex, England ("Serenity", "Bather", "Raincatcher", "Hatti" and other additional works)
First National Bank, Missouri, USA ("Raincatcher", "The Catch", "Hatti", and other additional works)
Braves Baseball Field, Conway, Arkansas ("The Catch")

 

Selected Awards and Affiliations:

2016

"Blossom" won the top prize, Gold Medal of Honor, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club

2014

First Place Award for Sculpture, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Members Show, New York
AAPL President Award, The American Professional League, Inc., New York
Ron Tunison Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association at the Salmagundi Club, New York
Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York

2013

Claude Parsons Memorial Award, The American Professional League, Inc., New York
Agop Agopoff Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association at the Lyme Art Association, CT
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2012

Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
The Helen G. Oehler Memorial Award, The American Professional League, Inc., New York
Leonard Meiselman Award for Realistic Sculpture, Audubon Artists, Inc., New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2011

Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Award, Hudson Valley Art Association, Lyme Art Association, CT
Marquis Who's Who In American Art References Award, Audubon Artists, Inc., New York
Lelia Gardin Sawyer Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2010
Calvary Baptist Church Award, American Artist Professional League, New York
Council of American Artist Societies Award, Hudson Valley Art Association, New York

2009
Kathryn Thayer Hobson Memorial Award, The American Artists Professional League, New York
Harriet W. Frishmuth Memorial Award for Traditional Sculpture, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2008
Gold Medal of Honor, American Artist Professional League, The 80th Grand National Exhibition, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2007
Bronze Medal, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
The Richard L. Marini Award for Realistic Sculpture, Audubon Artists, New York
George Gash Memorial Award, The American Artist Professional League, Inc., New York
Joseph Hartley Memorial Award for Sculpture - Best in Show, The Salmagundi Club 30th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2006
The Salmagundi Art Club Award, The Salmagundi Clun Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2005
Who’s Who in American Art
Member, Audubon Artists Inc.
Board Member of the National Sculpture Society
Art Students League of New York Sculpture Award, Audubon Artists, New York

2004
Kathryn Thayer Hobson Memorial Award, The American Artist Professional League, Inc., New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2003
Paul Manship Memorial Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Board Member and Fellow of the National Sculpture Society

2002
The Elliot Liskin Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America, New York
Tallix Foundry Prize at the 69th Annual Exhibition, The National Sculpture Society, New York
The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation Award, Audubon Artists, New York
Member of Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc.
Josephine B. Sandor Memorial Award
Pen & Brush, New York

2001
Fellow National Sculpture Society
Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Elliot Liskin Award, The Hudson Valley Art Association, New York

2000
Gold Medal of Honor, The Hudson Valley Art Association, New York
Charlotte Dunwiddie Memorial Award for Realistic Sculpture, Pen & Brush, New York

1999
Frank C. Wright Memorial Award, The American Artist Professional League, Inc., New York
Josephine Beardsley Sander Memorial Award, Allied Artist of America, Inc., New York
Board of Directors, American Medallic Sculpture Association

1998
The Council of American Artist Societies Award, 'Granville Carter Memorial Award', The American Artist Professional League, Inc., New York
The Agop Agopoff Award, Hudson Valley Art Association, Inc., Hastings-on-Hudson, New York

1997
Member, The National Sculpture Society
Commissioned by the Actors Fund of America to create the Julie Harris Annual Lifetime Achievement Award
President's Award, The American Artist Professional League, Inc., New York
Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award, Pen and Brush, New York
Board of Directors, American Medallic Sculpture Association

1996
Gold Medal of Honor, The Allied Artists of America, New York
Gold Medal of Honor, American Professional League, Inc., New York
CLWAC Centennial Award for Sculpture, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Member, National Association of Women Artist, Inc.
Certificate of Merit, National Academy of Design Museum, New York

1995
Solo Show, Pen and Brush, New York
BBI Award, Salmagundi Photo and Sculpture Exhibition, New York
Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal Award, Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Inc., New York
Member, Pen & Brush Sculpture Department

1994
Gold Medal of Honor, The American Artist Professional League Inc., New York
Lindsey Morris Memorial Award, The Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York
Harriet W. Frishmuth Memorial Award for Traditional Sculpture, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York
Award of Excellence, Salmagundi Photography & Sculpture Exhibition, New York
Award of Merit, Pen & Brush Club, New York

1993
Award of Excellence, Knickerbocker Artists, Washington, D.C.
Elliot Liskin Memorial Award, Salmagundi Photography & Sculpture Exhibition, New York
1990 Philip Eisenberg Award, Allied Artist of America, Inc., National Arts Club, New York

1990
Philip Eisenberg Award, Allied Artist of America, Inc. National Arts Club, New York
Gloria Medal, National Sculpture Society

Life-size "Raincatcher" during Process:

Raincatcher Life size as of June 13 2006 view 2 WEBSITE

Raincatcher Lifesize detail of face as of June 13 2006 WEBSITE

Raincatcher life-size as of June 7 2006 view 2 WEBSITE

Gwen Marcus Sculpture