Irena Altmanova

Born in
Plzen, Czech Republic
US citizen since 1956

Studied art in
Graphic School and UMPRUM, Prague, Czech Republic
Academie Andre Lhote, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
Santa Reparata Graphic Center, Florence, Italy
MA degree (1970), SUNY at Albany, Albany, NY


Listed in Who’s Who in American Art

2005   Honorable Mention in 6th Annual Pastel 100 competition of the Pastel Journal
1992   Pastel painting "Fall '91, Adirondacks" became part of the Permanent Collection
           of National Gallery of Western Czech Republic
1984   Chosen to be Guest Artist at YADDO, Saratoga Springs, NY
1984   Golub Corporation Award at the Mohawk Hudson Regional Art Exhibition
           Juror: Grace Glueck, art critic of the New York Times
1982   Pastel Landscape demonstration for Pastel Society of America (PSA), New York, NY
1979   Award, 7th Annual Exhibition of the PSA, New York, NY
1975   Purchase Prize by the Albany Institute of History and Art from the Mohawk Hudson Show
1975   Purchase Prize by Art Museum at SUNY at Albany, NY

Scholarship of Entr’aide Universitaire Francaise
Exchange Scholarship of the French Government

Selected one-woman shows

1996 -1997   Les Urbach Gallery,Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1986, 1978   Ann Grey Gallery, The Casino, Saratoga Springs, NY
1979             Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
1978, 1985   Center Galleries, Albany, NY
1978             Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
1977             The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY
1975             The University Art Gallery, SUNY, Albany, NY

Two artists show

1992             Nature and Figures, J. Trnka Gallery, Plzen, Czech Republic

Selected group shows

2007 - 2014  Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY. Member show
2005             Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region, Albany Institute of History and Art
1995,’90,’89  Invitational Pastel Show, Cooperstown, NY
1990             National Association of Women Artists: 100 years
                     Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
1988             Czechoslovakian Artists Abroad, Washington, DC
1987             Interplay, Rice Gallery, Albany, NY
1986             A Birthday Party: 50 Years of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition,
                     SUNY Art Gallery, Albany, NY
1981             Landscapes, International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC
                     Artists of Central New York, Utica, NY
And               International Exhibition, Pepsi Cola Bldg, New York, NY
Earlier           Chapter of Our Times, Montclair Art Museum, NJ
                     Paris vu par Etrangers, Galerie et Maison des Beaux-Arts, Paris, France
                     Shows of Pastel Society of America; Graphic Artists of NY;
                     Artists of the Mohawk Hudson region; National Association of Women Artists

Works of Irena Altmanova, member of Pastel Society of America (PSA) since 1978,
are in many public and private collections.

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