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 Gwendolyn Orsinger Anderson Orsini  (1912 - )



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Lived/Active: Illinois/New York      Known for: painting, teaching, enamelist, art dealer

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A painter, enamel craft worker, teacher and art dealer, she was known as Gwendolyn Orsinger Anderson and later simply as Orsini.  In Illinois, she was Director of the Artist's Mart in 1954, and also was an art teacher at Pekin High School.  In Clayton, New York, she was an enameling teacher including at 1,000 Island Museum Craft School in 1966-67; and Cross Creek Ceramics in 1972.

She lived in Lake Worth, Florida in 1947 and McLean, Virginia in 1973.

Orsini studied at the University California, Los Angeles, 1934-35; University Illinois. (B.S., 1937); Art Institute of Chicago; Norton Gallery & School Art; Eliot O'Hara; University Virginia., 1955.

Memberships included the Palm Beach Art League; Society For Art, Palm Beach; Kiln Club, Washington, DC, which she served as Vice President from 1968-69; National League American Pen Women, Vice President, 1956-58 and President, 1958-60.

Exhibition venues were the Art Institute of Chicago, 1945; Palm Beach Art League, 1946; Norton Gallery, 1946 (prize); Strait Museum, Lake Worth, 1946; MacFadden-Deauville Gallery, Miami, 1946; Fifth Creative Craft Biennial, 1962, Ninth International Ceramic Exhibition, 1963 & National League American Pen. Women 22nd Biennial Art Exhibition, 1964, Smithsonian Institution Institution Institute; Seventh Creative Craft Biennial, Norfolk Museum, Virginia., 1966; 14th annual Rochester Festival Religious Arts, 1972; Artist's Mart, Washington, DC, 1970s; Galerie Santiago, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1970s.  Awards: outstanding craftsmanship award, Smithsonian Institution Institution Institute, 1956; first prize in ceramics, Corcoran Gallery of Art of Art of Art, 1957; first prize in enamels, National League American Pen. Women, 1969.

Her work is in the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Baltimore Museum of Art; Corcoran Gallery of Art of Art of Art; Thomas C. Thompson Collection; The Contemporary Group of American Enamelists, Chicago.

Peter Hastings Falk, Editor, Who Was Who in American Art

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