Elinore Schnurr

"The forms in my paintings are juxtapositions of the reflections of the street on large glass windows in New York City that create collage-like interactions with the people inside. Pieces of the forms seem to disconnect from each other, floating and moving as we walk by."

Lost In The Crowd III - Oil on board 22 x 15.5 in.

“I am a figurative painter of the urban environment. I was born in Ohio, studied painting and figure drawing at the Cleveland Institute of Art, traveled in Europe for six months looking at paintings; then settled in New York City.

I have spent my life making, exhibiting and selling my paintings in both group and solo exhibitions and to private clients. I won a 2nd Place Award in 2002 from the "National Midyear Exhibit" in Youngstown, Ohio; the Thomas B. Clark Award for American figurative painting at the bi-annual juried exhibition at the National Academy of Design in 1986. and participated in many open group and solo shows. I had an IACA Grant (1918); earlier, a Mid Atlantic-NEA Fellowship (1994); and a CAPS Fellowship NYSCA Grant (1979).  I have been represented by many galleries over time: the Atlanta Art Gallery in Atlanta, GA, DFN Gallery in SOHO, NYC; and Capricorn Galleries in Bethesda, MD, among others. I have paintings in museum collections, such as the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Cleveland Museum, to name a few, also several hundred in corporate and notable private collections. And, during 2013-2015, I did major, commissioned paintings for the lobbies of residential towers owned by TF Cornerstone in Long Island City, NY and Forest City Ratner Company in Brooklyn, NY.”


"The forms in my paintings are juxtapositions of the reflections of the street on large glass windows in New York City that create collage-like interactions with the people inside. Pieces of the forms seem to disconnect from each other, floating and moving as we walk by.

Our life in the cities we have created seems always to be on the move; our scientists continue to discover that the universe is vaster, that all forms of life are inherently more transparent, and unseen forces are out of control.

  This is the subject that has become dominant in my paintings and drawings for the past 30 years."

Waiting - Oil on linen 30 x 40 in.
Impermanence - Oil on board 20 x 22 in.
Blue F - Oil on board 11 x 14 in.
Happy Hour - Oil on linen 36 x 48 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


 

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