Location: North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Leslie Amelia Delgyer, Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art.
Born into an artistic family, Ms. Delgyer initially studied under the guidance of Marjorie Van Emburgh and Dudley V. duCret at the duCret School of Art in the late 1960s. Upon graduating from the art school, she realized that she wanted to focus her attention on endangered wildlife, using her artwork to highlight the plight of endangered species and their disappearing habitats. In conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund, Ms. Delgyer was the first American artist to work on a stamp project regarding Siberian tigers for Russia after the country’s emergence from communism. From 1987 to 2015, she was also president of the board of trustees for the duCret School of Art.
Ms. Delgyer has had her artwork exhibited in galleries across the United States and abroad, and she recently showcased her work at the Hiram Blauvelt Museum in May 2018. She has also exhibited her artwork at the Nature and Art Museum in Gloucester, England, at Southeastern University, at the Conservation International Exhibition in Vancouver, Canada, and at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, WI. She has also been included in permanent collections at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum for her portraits of President Ronald Reagan’s two dogs, Lucky and Rex, the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, the Hunterdon Medical Center, the Hiram Blauvelt Museum, and the West Valley Art Museum. Notably, she participated in an opening exhibition at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and has two paintings in the permanent collection.
A leading voice in the field, Ms. Delgyer maintains affiliation with several organizations, including as a charter member of the National Women’s History Museum, a role she has fulfilled since 2013. In addition, she was the former president and secretary of the Society of Animal Artists and vice president of the admissions committee of the Salmagundi Club. She remains associated with the Pastel Society of New Jersey, the Pastel Society of America, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
In recognition of her exceptional contributions to the art world, Ms. Delgyer has accrued several accolades throughout her impressive career. She received The Bott-Borghi-Bransom Legacy Award in 2017. In 2007, she won Best in Show from the Pastel Society of New Jersey at the Second Annual Members Exhibition. In addition, she has been awarded inclusion in the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum and West Valley Art Museum. The recipient of a Certificate of Recognition and Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in 2000, she was also honored with the Patricia Bott Memorial Award from the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc., in 1996. Likewise, Ms. Delgyer was presented with the William Alfred White Memorial Award in 1996, the George Innes Junior Memorial Award in 1994, and several awards from Pen + Brush, including a Merit Award in 1991, a Margaret Sussman Award in 1991, and a Philip Isenberg Award in 1983 and 1991.
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