CONGRATULATIONS SEPTEMBER GRANT RECIPIENT, ELINORE SCHNURR!
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Congratulations to Elinore Schnurr on a successful grant application!
The following is her grant proposal:
Integrity: Arts & Culture Association is honored to fund Elinore's Schnurr's proposal and we wish her the best in all of her future artistic endeavors!
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Where Eagles Soar (Isaiah 40:31)
I have been a painter all my life. I have a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. I make paintings in oil on canvas and watercolor/gouache on paper. I am primarily a figurative painter; having come to New York City early after finishing Art School, my paintings have to do with expressing my feelings and attitudes toward urban life. As figurative work was barely exhibited in New York City when I was first here, most of my exhibitions and gallery representations were elsewhere. Since the internet, it has been possible to sell independently. However since about 1980, figurative paintings have been more acceptable in the New York marketplace, but still a struggle.
My earliest series came about when I first lived in New York City and was begun about 1960 and continued into the late '70s and was based upon the anonymous walking figure on the streets of New York. My second major group of paintings began by hanging out in hotel lobbies and bars and cafes and painting the interactions of the people with each other and with the spaces they inhabited. The series I am most engaged with now uses the reflections of Times Square windows mostly as an element of fracturing the figures who are sitting in bars and cafes behind the glass windows, sometimes adding a narrative of events of the world. All are large and small, in oil and watercolor/gouache.
I would use [grant funding] entirely in purchasing art supplies. I am badly in need of oil paints, brushes, canvases, paper to continue my current work.
LUSARDI'S © Elinore Schnurr
THE GRAND HYATT LOBBY V © Elinore Schnurr
INTO THE DARK II © Elinore Schnurr