Location: Van Nuys, California, United States
Jenik Esterm Simonian Cook, Independent Artist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art and education.
With an extensive portfolio that includes drawings, figuratives, abstracts and giclee, Ms. Cook is renowned as an abstract-expressionist with myriad sculptures, luster pottery and paintings with acrylic, oil and watercolor to her credit. Harboring a love for art since childhood, she has studied under Dr. Alex Vilumsons, Jake Lee and Chalita Robinson. Furthermore, she has studied with Hossein Delrish in Iran and Barbara Lae in Scotland. She began her career as an art teacher with Every Woman’s Village from 1964 to 1979. The Director of Academy has appointed Ms. Cook as an Associated Academician.
Having painted from a young age, Ms. Cook obtained a nursing degree from New End Hospital in London and excelled as a registered nurse from 1961 to 1963. For her contributions in the field of art, she is honored to have been presented with the Excellence Award from the Seyhoun Gallery, the True Face of Leonardo DaVinci Prize for the Arts, the Michelangelo Award, the Martin Luther King Human Rights Award, the Showcase Award from ArtSlant and multiple American Art Awards. In March 2020, she received a Certificate of Recognition on behalf of West Hollywood. In 2010/ 2011, Ms. Cook was recognized under Museo Virtuale, Italian Artse. A celebrated Marquis listee, she is proud to have been a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Moreover, revered art critic Peter Franks has described her style as “coherent and personal as a signature.” Looking to the future, she aims to continue to direct and guide aspiring artists while creating more paintings herself.
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