Margrit Lewczuk is one of eight contemporary artists who received the 1913 American Academy of Arts and Letters awards. Lewczuk is the inaugural recipient of the Jacob Lawrence Award, a monetary award recognizing outstanding achievement in the visual arts. She is also among 13 contemporary artists honored by the Academy’s Art Purchase Program, founded by American Impressionist painter Childe Hassam (1859–1935). The Academy was established in 1898 and election to it is considered the highest formal recognition of artistic merit in this country.
Lewczuk was born in New York City in 1952. She studied at Queens College and the Brooklyn Museum Art School. Lewczuk has received a Gottlieb Foundation Grant, a Guggenheim Fellowship Grant, an NEA Fellowship and a Rauchenberg Foundation Change Grant. Since the late 1970s, she hasshown her work extensively in both group and solo exhibitions throughout the country. Her first solo museum exhibition was at the Maier Museum of Art in 2004.
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