Nelson Shanks, Founder

Nelson Shanks

Nelson Shanks, (1937 - 2015) world-renowned painter, art historian, art teacher, connoisseur and collector, distilled the principles upon which Studio Incamminati stands from his lifelong experience and devotion to fine arts.

Nelson, and his wife Leona Shanks, founded Studio Incamminati to provide a place where artists devoted to realism could study painting and acquire other skills necessary for successful artistic careers.

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Leona Shanks, Co-Founder

Leona Shanks

Leona Shanks, a Studio Incamminati instructor, was awarded First Place in juried competition of Inspiring Figures: American Women and Figurative Art. Her work also was featured in the accompanying exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art. She was a top finalist in the Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon worldwide competition. Her solo exhibition, Searching the Soul, was featured at Dacia Gallery in New York. An accomplished sculptor, Leona won the Edmund Stewardson Award for Sculpture. Her works hang in many private collections and have been widely exhibited.

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