With two decades of professional experience, Nanette Fluhr has created
paintings that hang in private and public collections worldwide,
garnering her prestigious recognition. Her Portrait
of My Grandfather placed among the top ten winners after
consideration of 2,300 entries in the premier competition sponsored
by Artists Magazine. The following year she again placed among
the finalists. In the 99th annual exhibition of the Catherine Lorillard
Wolfe Art Club, she received the esteemed Martin F. Weber Award;
in its 100th, her portrait Phyllis
was exhibited. The Independent Art Society and the Suburban Art
League have honored Nanette with their Awards of Excellence for
two consecutive years. The Art Renewal Center placed her as a finalist
in its 2010/2011 and 2013/2014 International Salon. In her most
recent endeavor, three of Nanette's paintings have been selected
to represent contemporary American realism in a six-city national
museum tour of China.
Senator John Flanagan joins Assistant
Director of the
Huntington Arts Council, Florence Dallari, in viewing
Nanette Fluhr's art at the reception of 7 & 7,
Oct 29, 2009. (Left to right, Florence Dallari,
Senator John Flanagan and Nanette Fluhr)
Her work has been featured in a multitude exhibitions, including
many in the New York City area. These venues include The National
Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club, The Lever House, and The School
of Visual Arts. On Long Island, her work has been exhibited at The
Art League of Nassau County, The Art League of Long Island, The
Hersh Fine Art, The Huntington Arts Council, and The Hutchins Gallery
at C.W. Post College. Her work has also been displayed at The Hudson
Valley Art Association in New York State, The University of Connecticut
Gallery in Stamford, CT, The Butler Institute of American Art in
Ohio, and most recently, The Beijing World Art Museum in China.
Nanette graduated from Rutgers University in 1987 and then went
on to earn her BFA with Honors from The School of Visual Arts
in New York City, where she received the Rhodes Family Award
for Outstanding Achievement. There she met John Frederick
Murray, who taught her drawing, painting and picture making
skills gleaned from the techniques of the Old Masters. Mr.
Murray became her mentor, and under his tutelage she painted
museum-quality replicas of works by Rembrandt, Velazquez,
Van Dyke, Rubens, Lawrence and LeBrun while she was a registered
copyist with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
As a faculty member of the Art League of Long Island, Nanette
shares her extensive knowledge of traditional realism with
the next generation. In addition, she is a sought after workshop
instructor for schools such as the Teaching Studios of Art,
where she taught Master Copy and is currently visiting faculty.
In a video produced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art featuring
her Master Copies, Nanette discussed her experience as a copyist.
She has also been featured in a special Workshop Issue of American
Artists Magazine devoted to the benefits of Master Copies.
She lives on Long Island in Dix Hills, New York.