Walworth, Wendy J.

  • Tom Stoppard
  • Richard Dreyfuss
  • Oleg Cassini
  • Gordon Parks
  • Girl In Blue With Hands
  • Dutch Girl
  • Cliff Robertson
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Andre Soltner

American Contemporary

Wendy Walworth attended  Wells College and graduated with a degree in Art History from Briarcliff College. She continued her art training at the Arts Students League, the National Academy of Design, the New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts.

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She has been influenced most strongly by the New York realist painters’ school of the 19th and 20th century as well as the European painters of those times. She has studied extensively with many painters including Daniel Greene, Aron Schickler, David Leffel, and Burton Silverman.

Wendy J Walworth is a portrait artist in the most classic sense. She is committed to representing not only the likeness, but also the characteristic uniqueness of her subjects. Wendy paints in a wide range of canvas sizes and makes extensive use of multiple sittings, to engage her sitter in a personal exchange that drives her brushwork in a broad, vigorous manner. She uses light and dark to dramatize her paintings, creating truly sculptural effects. Her work is direct and powerful allowing her to capture not only the hidden complexities of her subjects, but also the vividness of a physical presence with a memorable impact.

Wendy has painted many famous people in the arts, among them Geoffrey Beene, Christopher Plummer, Gordon Parks and Cliff Robertson to name a few. She paints all age groups as well as corporate portraits and equestrian commissions.

Wendy grew up in Connecticut and has been living New York City for the past 25 years.

Exhibitions
Art at St. Bart’s, New York, NY (1988)
“The American Portrait”, Hurlbutt Gallery, Greenwich Connecticut (1988)
The 165th Annual National Juried Show of the National Academy of Design (1990)
The National Roundtable Invitational (1995)
“Under the Influence” Blackwell Center for the Arts (1992)
The National Arts Club Artist Member show (1992-2006)
Pastel Society of America 21st Annual Open
The National Roundtable Invitational 2008

Publications
The Greenwich Times: 1975, 1988 and 2000
The Greenwich Review: April 1979, June 1988
Greenwich Magazine: Cover Story; Greenwich People and their Portraits, April 1991
American Artist: December 1992
Town and Village: May 22, 1997
The Montclarion: November 20, 1997
The New York Times: January 6, 2008

Awards
National Academy School of Fine Arts: Dr. Ralph Weiler Award
The Art Students League: Merit Scholarship
National Arts Club Exhibiting Artist Show: Popular Award (judged by the public) 1995
National Arts Club Bruce Stevenson Memorial Award for Portraiture 2000
National Arts Club First Prize 2003
National Arts Club First Prize National Arts Club Online Open Competition 2008