Nanci France-Vaz

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Nanci France-Vaz

United States

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Nanci France-Vaz is a modern renaissance artist that uses allegorical symbolism to create visual stories on canvas. France-Vaz draws inspiration from the Pre-Raphaelite and Naturalist periods of art, poetry, and classic literature, and film. She combines her strong foundation in life painting with imaginative backgrounds fusing classical with contemporary realism. 


France-Vaz has exhibited at the Museum of Modern European Art for ModPortrait 2020 and 2022, first round of Figurativas,  Wasau Museum Of Contemporary Art, Abend Gallery, Principle Gallery, Lovetts Gallery, Eisele Gallery, Butler Insitute of Fine Art, National Arts Club NYC, and Salmagundi Club NYC. She has had 3 solo shows. 

Nanci France-Vaz has won of many notable awards nationally. She recently won Best In Show at WMOCA for Salon des Refuses 2022. She is the recipient of the prestigious Len G Everett Memorial Award, Joseph Hartley Memorial Award, John Collins Award, Colonel George J Morales Award, PSOA 3rd Place , ARC Salon, International Artists People & Figures 2021, and Best in Show Portrait Award, Petite Gallery. 


France-Vaz has been published in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, ModPortrait 2020 and 2021, American Art Collector for PSOA, International Artists, Realism Today, ARC Salon, and Leonardo Guide Artelibre 2021,


Her paintings and commissions hang in private collections. 


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