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Nelson Shanks is one of the most sought after teachers of portrait and figure painting in the world. He is the founder of Studio Incamminati, located in Philadelphia, which provides a lucid teaching program to produce highly skilled artists who can call upon their ability to create highly meaningful art.
He has served as Professor at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Distinguished Visiting Professor in Fine Arts at George Washington University in Washington, DC, taught seminars at universities, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the New York Academy of Art, the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York
His work is exhibited in many museums, universities and galleries in the United States and throughout the world, including, the Vatican Museum The Royal Palace, Stockholm and Kensington Palace, London.
Commissioned portraits of noted figures include: Pope John Paul II for the Vatican Museum, HRH Diana, The Princess of Wales, their Majesties King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Queen Julianna of the Netherlands, President Ronald Reagan, Lady Margaret Thatcher, Luciano Pavarotti, J. Carter Brown, Katharine Graham, Mr & Mrs Wafic Said, the Honorable Judge Guido Calabresi, Surgeon General, Dr. C. Everett Koop and many others.

NS-1956 Nelson Shanks Replacement Set image


Nelson Shanks 16 Brush Replacement Set. Click on item no. NS-1956 for a larger image and detailed contents listing

Silver Brush has worked closely with Nelson Shanks to create four sets of brushes that are ideal for portrait and figure painters.
Nelson's selections for his sets are from Silver Brush's finest brushes - Renaissance™ Pure Red Sables and Grand Prix™ world class Pure White Bristle.

Nelson is especially attracted to the Series 1034 Long Filbert Grand Prix for their extra color carrying capacity and fine edges for superb control.

NS-1926 Nelson Shanks Portrait Study Set image
Nelson Shanks 14 Brush Portrait Study Set. Click on item no. NS-1926 for a larger image and detailed contents listing


NS-1926 Nelson Shanks Portrait Study Set Shanks

NS-1936 Nelson Shanks Portrait / Studio Set image
Nelson Shanks 21 Brush Portrait / Figure Studio Set. Click on item no. NS-1936 for a larger image and detailed contents listing



NS-1946 Nelson Shanks Elite Primo Pennello set image
Nelson Shanks 45 Brush Elite Primo Pennello Set. Click on item no. NS-1946 for a larger image and detailed contents listing

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