Gwen Marcus is one of the premier figurative sculptors working in the United States today. Her work can be seen in museums and exclusive private and public collections internationally.
Critics have praised Marcus for her “sensitivity and comprehension of the human form.” Each figure is “powerfully executed and finished with meticulous attention to detail,” demonstrating her insistence on the highest degree of excellence and quality in her work. Marcus’s “ability to capture movement and emotion in her subjects, along with their inner and outer beauty,” is what distinguishes her work.
Marcus is the recipient of many prestigious awards and honors including:
- Gold Medal of Honor, The Allied Artists of America, Inc.
- Gold Medal of Honor, The American Artist Professional League, Inc. (a four-time recipient)
- Gold Medal of Honor, Audubon Artist, Inc.
- Gold Medal of Honor, The Hudson Valley Art Association
- Centennial Medal of Honor & Gold Medal of Honor, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club
- Gloria Medal, National Sculpture Society
- Certificate of Merit, The National Academy of Design
- Who’s Who in American Art, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World
- Fellow & Board Member of the National Sculpture Society
Gwen Marcus was featured in the American Art Collector Magazine
" One of the advantages of being a figurative sculptor is the ability to tap into many sources of stimulation and ideas... Gwen Marcus, for example, has been inspired by many sources but has subsumed them to create pieces that are very much her own. Like many of her colleagues, she emphasizes the role of drawing and anatomical study as the foundation for any achievement in figurative sculpture. As for inspiration, Marcus has only to look around her."
Work in Progress
Current work in progress:
Expected completion: End of 2013
Bronze | Approx. 7 feet high
Lecture in Taiwan
Gwen was invited to present lectures on her work at the National Cheng Kung University Art Center in Taiwan. The event was organized by the Chi Mei Museum, where her works are on permanent display in their collection. The Museum lent two of Gwen’s works, 'The Bather' and 'Serenity', as a temporary outdoor exhibit on the grounds of the University.
"Selected Works by Rainey Master Sculptors, 2012-2013"
May 4th – July 28th, 2013
This exhibit includes artworks by Brookgreen’s Sculptors in Residence from 2012 and 2013, which is part of the Anne Edens Rainey Master Sculptor Program. Gwen will have 10 works on display in the galleries. >More Info
Cheryl Newby Gallery, Pawleys Island, SC
Chrysalis Gallery, Southampton, NY
Recent Lectures, Classes
Sculpture Workshop at Scottsdale Artists' School: "Capturing Beauty in Clay"
February 18th – 21st, 2013
Gwen's workshop explored figurative sculpture in depth, for beginning to advanced levels. >More Info
Artist in Residence at Brookgreen Gardens
Gwen was recently invited to lecture about her work and conduct a masterclass workshop at Brookgreen Gardens in October, 2012.
24"h x 9 1/2"w x 8"d
8"h x 3 1/2"w x 3 1/2"d
'Hatti' was recently acquired by Stamford Hospital, Stamford, Connecticut, and installed at the entrance to the hospital's ambulatory facility. >View More
'Hatti' at Champs Hill Sculpture Garden, England.
The 'Bather' at Brookgreen Sculpture Gardens, South Carolina. >View Larger