Raquel Partnoy

Country: Argentina

Title:  Survivors of the Holocaust

Medium: Oil on canvas

Size: 60" x 48"

The World's Women On-Line!

Partnoy was born in Argentina. She studied with Argentinean painter and muralist Demetrio Urruchúa. Her unique style has matured through more than 50 solo exhibitions and 80 group shows in Argentina and abroad. She has participated in several competitions and received important awards. Her essay, "The Silent Witness" and paintings are included in the fall 2003, South End Press Anthology, "Women Writing Resistance: Essays from Latin America and the Caribbean," edited by Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez. In 2003, Partnoy received a grant from the Washington D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has been recognized by Buenos Aires and Washington art critics and her work is found in museums and public and private collections throughout Argentina and the United States. Partnoy states, "I think that all my work reflects the efforts of human beings to survive a world where genocide, corruption, terrorism, repression, and discrimination threaten their lives. As an artist, I want to insure that memory prevails and protects mankind from destruction."

Her selected solo exhibitions include: School Of The Americas Watch at La Casa, Washington D.C., 2003; Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Washington D.C., 2003; Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001; Parish Gallery, Washington D.C., 1999; B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington D.C., 1997; Embassy of Argentina, Washington D.C., 1997; District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, Washington D.C., 1996; The Women's Expo, Featured Artist, Washington Convention Center, 1995; and Studio Gallery, Washington D.C.

Her selected group exhibitions include: International Visions: The Gallery, Washington D.C., 2003; Parish Gallery, Washington D.C., 2003; Jewish Community Center, Washington D.C., 2000; Atelier 14, New York, 2000; Women and Art in America, Representing Argentina, Organization of American States, Washington D.C., 1998; Studio Gallery, Washington D.C., 1996; The George Washington University Community Center Art Gallery, Washington D.C., 1995; and Kentland Mansion, Gaithersburg Council for the Arts, Washington D.C.
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