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Alumni Profiles: Nanette Fluhr

Nanette Fluhr has painted the official portraits of judges, clergy, and CEOs, as well as more casual portraits of adults, children, and families, and her work is in private and public collections around the world. In almost every case, her portraits begin with a conversation with the subject so that Fluhr RC’87 can get a sense of their personality and life story. While the people she paints generally have a preference for how they’d like to be portrayed, Fluhr sometimes suggests a different perspective.

Excerpt from Brush with Greatness by Leslie Garisto Pfaff. Published April 19, 2021 by RUAA
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Image: Installation view, Nanette Fluhr’s painting Manu at the European Museum of Modern Art Barcelona