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From Asia to the Americas: the Art of Jean Wagner Troemel
July 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Take an extraordinary journey through the art and travels of Jean Wagner Troemel! Selections include original oils, watercolors, alkyds, and mono prints representing Jean’s travels and adaptations of artistic movements. All artwork in the exhibition will be offered for sale with proceeds supporting the St. Augustine Art Association Jean Wagner Troemel Award in perpetuity. The exhibit will be on display at the St. Augustine Art Association starting July 20th, with an Art Auction ($ reservations required) and running through August 25, 2019.
About the Artist
Born in Alma, Michigan in 1921, Jean Wagner Troemel was a versatile and prolific artist whose prized works are included in collections worldwide. She specialized in landscapes and also produced over 600 portraits, many of historical figures. Troemel was an honored Fellow of the Royal Society of Art, London. Her works were shown in prestigious museums across the U.S. and throughout Florida, including the Mennello Museum of American Art, a subsidiary of the Smithsonian, which purchased five of her paintings in 2007. She was included in the World’s Who’s Who of Women and The Directory of American Portrait Artists.
A champion of the arts, Troemel founded the Winter Haven Ridge Art Association in 1950, the PAStA Art Gallery in St. Augustine, and served on the Florida Arts Group Board (FLAG). She spearheaded St. Augustine’s First Friday Art Walks and funded the Best in Show Award that continues to be presented monthly at the St. Augustine Art Association. Jean Wagner Troemel passed away on January 18, 2018, leaving behind an enduring and inspiring legacy of art.
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm-4pm; Sunday 2pm-5pm; Closed on Mondays. Free Admission July 21-August 25, 2019.