Nanette Fluhr

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Nanette Fluhr

United States

With over two decades of professional experience, Nanette Fluhr has created paintings that hang in public and private collections worldwide, garnering her prestigious recognition. 

Known for her sensitive portraits and exacting technique, she has received awards from prominent artistic institutions including the Art Renewal Center, The Artist’s Magazine, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Portrait Society of America, and the School of Visual Arts. Nanette was presented with a proclamation for her achievement in the Arts by the Suffolk County Legislature. American Women Artists honored her with their Distinguished Achievement Award. Most recently she was chose as the Winner of Manhattan Arts International “HerStory” 2022. Her work was also selected for inclusion in the Lunar Codex, a time capsule of digitized works of art and literature being sent to the moon.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM), the Butler Institute of American Art, the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, the Eisele Gallery of Fine Art, the National Arts Club, and the Salmagundi Club, among many others.

A highlight of Nanette’s career was having three of her works selected for a historic presentation of American painting, ‘Contemporary American Realism’, which toured national museums in China including the Beijing World Art Museum, Dalain Modern Museum, Tianjin Art Museum, Hubei Provincial Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum and the Shanghai Art Museum.

Nanette graduated from Rutgers University in 1987 and then went on to earn her BFA with Honors from the School of Visual Arts, 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. Nanette painted museum-quality replicas of old master paintings by Lawrence, Le Brun, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez and Van Dyck while she was a registered copyist with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This experience gave her the ability to carefully study these masterpieces and incorporate what she learned into her own work.

Nanette has been featured in publications such as 25A, American Artist Magazine, Artist’s Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Newsday, the New York Optimist, PoetsArtists, Realism Today, Rutgers Alumni Association and Universal Principles of Art, as well as in a video produced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art highlighting her Master Copies. 

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