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Irena Korosec

Born in Slovenia (former Yugoslavia) in 1962, Irena graduated from the Art Academy of Ljubljana,Slovenia and moved to Canada shortly thereafter. She is presently living in Montreal, where she obtained the Elizabeth Greenshields grant for figurative painting in 1994. Irena has taught classical painting since 1989, at Dawson College as well as the Saidye Bronfman School of Art. Her work is found in many public and private collections in Europe and in North America. In 2004 she received several awards at the International Salon of Classical Realism organized by the Art Renewal Center (New Jersey).

1994 - 2000 Saidye Bronfman School of Arts
1996 - 1998 Dawson College
2000 -... BohemiArte School of Arts

Grants, Mentions and Awards:
1992 Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant
International Salon of Classical Realism,Art Renewal Center(US):
2003 Honorable Mention for Figurative Work
ARC Staff Award for Figurative Work
2003 Finalist-Figurative Category
2006 Finalist-Figurative Category
2007 Finalist-Figurative Category
2007- April: Portrait of the month-Portrait Society of Canada
2011 Best portrait award winner, 2011 Canadian Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of Canada
2014 Best portrait award winner, 2014 Canadian Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of Canada

Portrait Society of Canada

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