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Artist Nancy Franke


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Biography


A longtime Atlanta resident, Nancy began painting as a child in Pennsylvania, studying with Glenn Brougher, a noted watercolorist.  She went on to major in Fine Arts at Wilson College, and received her Masters Degree in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill.
Primarily self-taught as an adult, she has also benefited from workshop study with some of the finest painters today.  She works mainly in oils and prefers to paint "alla prima," or in one sesssion if possible. Spontaneous brushwork and lively color are goals:  she admires past masters such as Sargent, Sorolla, Potthast, and Bongart for their painterly and bravura styles.
Nancy has participated in numerous group and juried shows, and has received awards and honorable mentions along the way.  She has been selected to participate in seven prestigious National Oil Painters of America exhibits, and many juried shows.  She has been chosen as a signature member of OPA (Oil Painters of America), as well as AIS (American Impressionist Society); she has been a trustee of the Cherokee Art Advisory Board since 2009.
Nancy is proud to be represented by Huff Harrington Fine Art in Atlanta, as well as Reinert Fine Art in Charleston, SC.
2019 - Juror of Awards at 5th Annual Olmsted Plein Air Invitational
2018 - Chosen as one of twelve exclusive artists for Ballard Designs

2017 - Awarded Signature Member Status in the American Impressionist Society 
2017 -Painting accepted into the National American Impressionist Juried Exhibit, Montgomery Lee Gallery, Park City, UT - October, 2017
2017 - Painting accepted into the National American Impressionist Small Works Exhibit, Higbee Gallery, Costa Mesa, CA - March, 2017
2016 -  Selected as an exhibiting artist in the Gallery 717 Invitational, featuring 14 top painters, Easton, MD, June - July, 2016
2015 - Painting exhibited at the OPA Signature and Master Signature Show at the Salmagundi Club, New York
2014 - Painting accepted [...]

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