Artist Marianne Winter

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Ms. Winter was born in Hungary, came to the United States as a refugee. She has been involved in artwork as soon as her circumstances permitted. She earned a Certificate of Accomplishment from Art Instruction Inc., Minneapolis in commercial art. She earned a diploma from the School of Modern Photography (Little Falls, N.J.) in 1979. While she was raising her two children, attended classes in drawing, pastel and oil painting in Montgomery County, Md., also took private lessons.
As a photographer she has been active for years at the Silver Spring Camera Club, winning prizes with her fine-arts images. Also worked for the The International Photo Society, where she organized exhibits. She worked for a year as a photo researcher for the well-known travel photographer: Carl Purcell and his wife.
In the mid-eighties she returned to her first love: fine arts. Concentrating mainly on portraiture in pastel and oil, entering juried shows at the Woman's Club of Chevy Chase, winning prizes. She was asked to teach art at a senior day-care center in Arlington, Va. where she worked for four years. Was honored as an outstanding volunteer. Enjoying the contact with people and passing on what she has learned during her various artistic ventures, Ms. Winter was happy to accept a position at the Friendship Heights cultural center as an art teacher. For over fourteen years now, she has been an instructor of portraiture in pencil and pastel.
She finds that teaching is also a learning experience. "There is tremendous joy in seeing my students succeed", she says. " Every couple of years we have a Student/Teacher exhibit. All the various classes show one picture. To see the development gives us all a sense of pride".
Ms. Winter continues painting on her own. Had a show of her portraits at the Bethesda Library several years ago, and three years ago a one-woman exhibit at Friendship Heights, called: " Portraits, etc.", comprising sixty [...]

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