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sculptor

Penelope Jencks, American sculptor. Recipient Massachusetts Artists Foundation award, 1977, Commendation for Design Excellence, National Education Association, 1981, Henry Hering Memorial medal National Sculpture Society, 1988; winner numerous competitions and commissions; grantee Brandeis University, 1983.

Background

Jencks, Penelope was born on March 23, 1936 in Baltimore. Daughter of Gardner Platt and Ruth DeWitt (Pearl) Jencks.

Education

Student, Swarthmore College, 1956. Student, Hans Hoffmann School, 1955. Student, Skowhegan Art School, 1957.

Student, Stuttgart University, Germany, 1959. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Boston University, 1958.

Career

Instructor Braintree (Massachusetts) Art Association, 1971-1972, Art Institute Boston, 1975-1979, Boston College, Newton, Massachusetts, 1978. Professor, Saltzman visiting artist Brandeis University, Waltham, 1981-1983. Resident MacDowell Colony, 1975, 76, 78, 87.

Guest lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Fitchburg (Massachusetts) Art Museum, 1976, Landmark Gallery, New York City, 1977, 81, Art Institute Boston, 1978, Helen Shlein Gallery, Boston, 1981, 85. Exhibited in group shows at United States. I.S. Amerika Haus, Freiburg, Germany, 1960, National Institute Arts & Letters, New York City, 1966, Massachusetts Council Arts & Humanities, Boston, 1966, Thayer Academy, Braintree, 1971, Boston Visual Artists Union, 1974, Pennsylvania State University Museum Art, 1974, Kennedy Galleries, New York City, 1977, GVW Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1977, Clark University Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1978, Massachusetts Artists Foundation Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, 1980, Danforth Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts, 1980, 84, Rose Art Museum Brandeis University, 1982, MacDowell Colony Benefit, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983, Brockton (Massachusetts) Art Museum, 1983, Currier Gallery Art, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1984, Fitchburg Art Museum, 1984, Newton Arts Center, 1985, Boston University, 1986, Alchemy Gallery, Boston, 1987, Helen Bumpus Gallery, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 1989, Rising Tide Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1989, Contemporary Sculpture, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1989.

Connections

Married Sidney Jack Hurwitz, December 20, 1958. Children: Edwin David, Adam Gardner, Erica Ruth.

father:
Gardner Platt Jencks

mother:
Ruth DeWitt (Pearl) Jencks

spouse:
Sidney Jack Hurwitz

children:
Edwin David Jencks

Adam Gardner Jencks

Erica Ruth Jencks