LONDON, ENGLAND, April 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Winston Branch with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Branch celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Branch was born in Saint Lucia and is now a renowned British abstract artist recognized for his outstanding contributions to the art world and role in art education. He was recently featured in the Robert Mondavi Winery, Napa, the Oakland Museum of California, with 45 Oakland Artists, and "No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action, 1960 to 1990" at the City of London's Guildhall Art Gallery, where three of his paintings were displayed. Mr. Branch's art has been exhibited in more than 100 shows, and his role in art education extends over 40 years, having served at several art institutions in London and the United States, including the Kansas State University in Manhattan and the University of California, Berkeley as a professor. He also served as a visiting tutor with the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London, the Chelsea Art School, and the Kingston Art School. Additionally, Mr. Branch serves as a theatrical set designer with various theater groups.
Mr. Branch received a Diploma in Fine Art from University College London in 1970 and was awarded the Prix de Rome as a Rome Scholar in painting at the British School in Rome. After graduating, he served as an artist-in-residence at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. He is a member of the Chelsea Arts Club, the Faculty Club at the University California, Berkeley, and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Branch has found success in his adoption of the motto "go with the flow; all rivers lead to the sea." He also attributes his creative success to the inspiration of Robert Frost's poetry and to his transition to America, where his first one-man show was exhibited at the Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, in 1975. Mr. Branch has been a permanent resident of the USA since 2001.
Mr. Branch's work is featured in the Tate Britain National Collection, which he recognizes as one of his greatest career achievements. A collection of his work is also exhibited at the Legion of Honor de Young Museum in San Francisco, and the Saint Louis Art Museum in Missouri. Mr. Branch's art has been exhibited in "Crosscurrents, African and Black Diaspora in Dialogue 1960-1980" at the Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco, "Transforming the Crown: African, Asian and Caribbean Artists in Britain" from 1966 to 1996 and at the Bienal de Sao Paulo in 1971 and 1996; the first International Triennal of the Caribbean and Latin America, 2010, the Salon des Jennes Peintures Grand Palais in Paris, France, in 1971; the second World Festival of African Arts and Culture in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1977; the Biennale of Paris in 1982; the Bienal de Cuenca in 1994; and the Studio Museum of Harlem in 1997, among many others. His work was also represented in collections at the Berkeley Art Museum, the Kunsthalle Hamburg, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Musee de Beaux Arts, Algiers, Neuer Berliner Kunsverein, Berlin, the National Trust of Saint Lucia, and the Arts Council of Great Britain. Additionally, Mr. Branch acted as the stage designer of "Hello-Out-There" in London in 1968; "Village Wooing" in London in 1968; "Jimmy K Fitsh" in Amsterdam in 1971; and "Cow Parade" in Kansas City in 2001. He also had paintings commissioned at the Hewanorra Airport in St. Lucia in 1994 and by the Chateau La Cheneviere in Port-en-Bessin, France, in 2006.
In recognition of his talents and success in the art world, Mr. Branch was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978 and was honored as a grantee of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in 1976. He was also the recipient of the British Prix de Rome in 1971 and the Purchase Award 23rd Bienal de Sao Paulo in 1996, and was recognized by the British Council in 1973, the Organization of the American States in 1994, and the Oakland Museum in California in 2002. Mr. Branch is the son of Nicholas and Eugenie Genevieve Branch, and was married to Eleni Zaharopoulou, they are now divorced. Mr. Branch has two children, Polly and Naina. In his spare time, he enjoys the theater, music and cultural programs.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Branch has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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