Shan-Merry 1938-

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Shan-Merry began her artistic studies in 1957 at the Ecole Nationale Superior des Arts et Metiers, in Angers, France. By 1972 she was working as a professional fine artist and began exhibiting regularly in Paris and in the South of France in Provence, and in Cannes, Antibes, Grasse and other Mediterranean locations. By the 1990’s her works were included in prestigious international collections and exhibitions in Belgium, Germany, Japan and the United States. She has designed scarves for HERMES, published numerous books and catalogs, appeared in French television features, created illustrations for various periodicals and continues to create watercolors and limited edition graphic works.

Among her important distinctions are: New York Watercolor Prize (1974); Italian Academy “Gold Medal” Signature Prize (1979); Versailles Watercolor Award (1997); Winner of the “Pont Royal Award” (1999); “Prix d’Aquarelle (Watercolor Prize),” and exhibit at the Painters of the Army for the Bi-Centennial of Saint-Cyr at the Hotel National des Invalides (2001).
She has been awarded a Chevalier (Knight) of Arts-Sciences and Letters; a Chevalier (Knight) of Cultural and Artistic Merit; is a member of the Italian Academy and appears in the prestigious encyclopedia of artists, Benizet: Dictionnaire des peintres, sculpteurs, dessinateurs et graveurs (1999).

Principal Expositions

IN PARIS AND THE ISLE ISLE OF FRANCE
1975, ’79 Raymond Duncan, rue de Seine
1977 Langlois Regis St Honore
1980, ’82 Médicis
1983, ’85 Alma George V
1987, ’94 Ror Volmar Street Miromesnil

IN PROVENCE
1975 Cercle • Saint Louis
1977 Banque de l’UBP. Bd Malesherbes
1978 Agen
1979 – ’00 Le Raincy (B. Weidder)
1984 – ’05 Thionville (La Vieille Porte)
1986 Grenoble (The Pleiades)
1986 Vichy (Ror Volmar)
1988 Mulhouse (Meichler)
1988 Reims
1989, ’97 Sens (Bret Fouroillon)
1990 Marly le Roi
1990, ’92 Cannes (Majestic)
1991 Espace Beaujon, Fbg St Honoré
1994 Société Générale, Fbg St Honoré
1996 Bièvres, Mill Vauboyen
1996, ’97 Cannes (Martinez)
1997 Nancy
1999 La Baule
2005 Grasse

IN EUROPE
1997 Belgium
1998 Munich, Galerie de France
and major cities in Germany

IN JAPAN
1995 Osaka

IN THE UNITED STATES
1995 Chicago
2006 Detroit
2008 Detroit
2008 Royal Caribbean Splendor of the Seas with Park West
PUBLICATIONS and AWARDS:
1991 Contest Winner “Pont Royal”
1997 Versailles watercolor prize with medal
1997 Le Mayer
L’Adec
Benezit
2001 “Prix d’Aquarelle” (“Price of Watercolor”)
Exhibition of Painters of the Army for the Bi-Centenary of Saint-Cyr at the Hotel National des Invalides
2005 Foundation “Du Negresco”

OTHER DISTINCTIONS
• Published book, “d’Artiste et d’Essai,” illustrated by the author
• Painting performances
• Works televised by Micheline Sandrel
• Park West Conference in Miami (USA) 2001
• Salons du Grand Palais exhibitions:
- “The French Artists”
- “The Independents”
- “The Autumn Salon”
- “The National of Fine Arts”
- “Exhibition of Painters of the Navy”

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