The following information was provided by the artist unless otherwise noted.
Marianne Schnell's childhood was spent in Paris and New York
where at the age of eleven she began her study of art under the impressionist
Schulein. She continued her education at Bennington College, Bennington, VT,
with Paul Feeley, and at Columbia University, NY, with John Heliker and George
Pickens, and studied graphics at the New School, NY
From 1965-1975 she lectured on art history at Brandeis College. She also taught painting and drawing for sixteen years. Her work is in collections throughout the United States and Europe including Fordham University; Norfolk Museum of Art; William and Mary College Museum; Georgia Museum of Art; The Savannah College of Art & Design; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom; Savitt, Tobias and Balke; Alfred A. Knopf; Warner Communications; and International Flavors and Fragrances.
Schnell is a Trustee of Bennington College and served as president
of the New York City Alumni Association and as vice president of the Mid-Atlantic
region. She was vice president of the New York Society of Women Artists and
served three years as president. She was president of the Art Studio Club
1996-2000; on the Board of Directors of NYAEA 1990-91, vice president NYAEA
1991-95; and secretary and member of the legislative committee 1995-.
Her solo exhibits include Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Moravian College, PA; Calgary Gallery, Calgary Canada. and fifteen shows in New York City. Group Shows include Ruth Sherman Gallery 1971; Lever House Gallery 1973, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1995; Arsenal Gallery 1977; Atrium Gallery 1982; Grace Building 1982, 1983, 1988; Phoenix Gallery 1990; and the Broome Street Gallery 1994, 1996, among others.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director