Yin and Yang
Yin and Yang
signed; Sandra Kuck on the reverse and again, lower right
Oil on canvas
Canvas: 24 by 36 in. (60.9 by 91.4 cm.)
Framed: 28 by 40 in. (71.1 by 101.6 cm.)
This work is in good, and undamaged condition
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From the artist, with Art Renewal Center 2021
The London Times, News in pictures, March 22, 2021, illustrated (online)
Various authors, “International Realism: 15th International ARC Salon”, ACC Art Books, Woodbridge, Suffolk 2021 (Collections Magazine Award), Illustrated p. 22
New York, NY, Salmagundi Art Club, "New Tang Dynasty, The 5th International Figure Painting Competition", (Technique Award), Nov 24-30, 2019
Charleston, SC, Principle Gallery, "15th Annual IGOR Exhibition", (Creative Achievement Award), Oct 2 -31, 2020
Punta Gorda, FL, Visual Arts Center, "12th Biennial National Art Exhibition", February 7 - March 25, 2020
London, UK, Mall Galleries, "The Royal Society of Portrait Painters 2021 Annual Exhibition", (Smallwood Architects Prize), May 6-15, 2021
New York, Sotheby’s NY, "15th International ARC Salon Exhibition", (Collections Magazine Award), July 16 – July 26, 2021
Sandra Kuck was born in 1947 in East Liverpool, Ohio. Her impressive career spans over 50 years to date. After serving in the Navy, Sandra’s fine art career began as a local artist in the 1970s & 80s on Long Island, NY. Ms. Kuck was educated in NY and California and later studied with the Representational Art masters, Nelson Shanks and Odd Nerdrum. In the mid-80’s, her works appeared on millions of collectibles. Sandra became an internationally celebrated artist for this work, gaining widespread appreciation and recognition. At the same time, she produced her own fine art etchings and prints and original paintings for galleries such as Garden City Galleries, LI, NY; Downey Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Lawrence Gallery, Detroit, MI; International Arts Gallery, Vancouver, Canada; Rossmeyer Gallery, Glendora, CA; Warner Gallery, and South Bend, IN. Recent galleries showing her work include Mall Gallery, London, UK; Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC; West End Gallery, Richmond, VA; and Castle Gallery, Ft. Wayne, IN. Her work has been featured in prominent magazines and books including “The Times – London” (News in Pictures); and feature articles in “Collector’s Edition; American Artist”; “Southwest Art”; “US Art”; and “Artist Magazine.” Her works are in public collections, including Art Renewal Center (ARC); MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain; Seminole Tribe of Florida; US National Archives, Wash DC; Harvest House, Eugene, OR; Rico International, Port Washington, NY; Bradford Exchange, Nile, IL; and Cherison Corp. ,Toronto, Canada, as well as in impressive list of private collections. Sandra Kuck’s resume boasts a large number of awards, a small portion of which include: Platinum Award – One Million Books Sold – Harvest House Publishers, 2000 Print Hall of Fame Inductee “US Art Magazine’s,” Most Honored Artist in 25 Years – National Association of Limited Edition Artists, 1991 International Artist of the Year – NALED, Exceptional Merit Award – Portrait Society of America International Portrait Competition, Art Renewal Center – Best Portrait 2015, Portrait Society of America 2017 Award of Excellence, Best in Show – International Guild of Realism 2017, Annual Exhibition and Smallwood Architects Prize, London, UK 2021.
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