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Elinore Schnurr

Long Island City, NY

About Elinore Schnurr

Long Island City, NY
I have always been a painter of people, particularly urban and mostly anonymous. I started my career being influenced by the paintings of Edward Hopper who, in a strange way, has never left my side. After Art School, in 1958-59, I spent 6 months, every day, looking at the great paintings in Europe; then settled in New York City, which has been my home and my source of inspiration ever since. I work in oils and watercolor/gouache and, in recent years, have painted large paintings for permanent installation in lobbies in new residential towers in Brooklyn and Long Island City. My work is included in museum collections, such as the Cleveland Museum, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, to name a few, and in more than 50 and hundreds of private collections in the USA and Europe.
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Other works by Elinore Schnurr

Selected Exhibitions

  • Hewlett Woodmere Public Library Gallery
    Hewlett, NY, 2017
  • Hopper House Art Center
    Nyack, NY, 2015
  • Nordart 2011 Kunstwerke Carlshutte
    Budelsdorf, Germany, 2011
  • Marin-Price Galleries
    Chevy Chase, MD, 2002
  • Capricorn Galleries
    Bethesda, MD, 1993

Press and Accolades

  • NY Sun "Hot Show" repro
    August 8-10, 2008 weekend
  • New York Magazine/ Picture Perfect/ Susan Dominus
    April 24, 2000
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer/NY Double Take/Helen Cullinan
    Sept 16, 1979


  • Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA
    Cleveland, Ohio,1955 
  • Hans Hoffman School of Art,
    Provincetown, MA,1955 
  • Yale Norfolk Fellowship,
    Canaan, CT,1954 

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