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   ~Sandra Kuck~
 

Sandra Kuck has long been considered one of the most collected and beloved American artists of the late twentieth century. Angelic children, nostalgic settings and exquisite detail are her art's signature characteristics. Sandra's images uniquely capture the tenderness and beauty of "days gone by." From the delicate lace and flowers to the peaceful cradling of a baby in mother's arms, Sandra's profound love of nature and family inspires the beautiful and serene qualities of her work.
 
Sandra was born in East Liverpool, Ohio. Her notebooks were embellished with sketches of her classmates, and her textbooks were used as a source of models. At thirteen, Sandra completed her first oil painting - a portrait of Napoleon.
 
Graduating from high school in Southern California, Sandra studied nursing at UCLA for one semester. Unwilling to relinquish her dream of becoming an artist, Sandra moved to New York City and attended The Art Student's League. Soon after her move to New York, Sandra met John Kuck, A New York City Police Detective. John became Sandra's biggest fan and encouraged her to follow her dream. The young newlyweds quickly started a family, John Jr. and Evelyn, and Sandra's children became her greatest inspiration. With boundless determination and energy, she continued to cultivate her talents at home while raising her children.
 
In 1983, Sandra finally received national recognition when she was honored with her first National Association of Limited Dealer's Plate of the Year, Print of the Year and Artist of the Year awards. Every year since 1983, Naled has honored Sandra with awards, including an unprecedented eight time Artist of the Year award.
 
Sandra currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida. Her newest inspirations are her grandchildren, Alexandra and Claudia.

 

Comprehensive List of Awards

2001
~Collectors Choice Award

2000
~NALED Artist of the Year
~NALED of the Year

1999
~NALED Plate of the Year for 1998 “Christmas Day Joy”

1998
~NALED 1st Runner-up Doll of the Year for 1997 “Jennifer Rose”
~NALED 1st Runner-up Plate of the Year for 1997 “Heavenly Hideaway”

1997
~Artist of the Year for 1996, Canadian Art & Collectibles Show
~Doll of the Year “Teaching Teddy’s Picnic”

1996
~Frances Hook Scholarship Fund
~First Ellen H. Williams Memorial Award for the Most Esteemed Artist of 1995
~NALED Doll of the Year for 1995  “Reading with Teddy Bear”
~NALED Plate of the Year for 1995  “Dear Santa”
~NALED 2nd Place Plate of the Year for 1995 “Angel of Love”
~NALED 3rd Place Graphic Artist of the Year for 1995

1995
~Artist of the Year for 1994,
~Canadian Art & Collectibles Show
~Plate of the Year for 1994 “Teddy Bear Tales”
~Print of the Year for 1994 “Garden Memories”
~Doll of the Year for 1994 “A Kiss Goodnight”
~Collectible of the Year for 1994  “A Kiss Goodnight”

1989
~NALED Artist of the Year for 1988
~Award of Excellence for “Summer Outing” Fan
~1st and 2nd runner-up for Lithograph of the Year “First Recital” and “Kitten”

1988
~NALED Artist of the Year for 1987

1987
~NALED Artist of the Year for 1986
~Print of the Year “Tender Moments” and “Quiet Reflections”

1987
~Silver Chalice Award - Artist of the Year for 1986
~Artist of the Year “Plate World Reader Poll” for 1986

1986
~NALED Artist of the Year
~Plate of the Year “Once Upon a Time”
~3rd Place Print of the Year “Heather”

1985
~NALED Artist of the Year 1984
~Today “Woman ‘85” Council of Cerebral Palsy Auxiliaries

1985
~Silver Chalice Award - Artist of the Year 1984

1984
~NALED Artist of the Year for 1983
~Plate of the Year - “Sunday Best”
~Print of the Year - “Jessica”

1984
~Silver Chalice Award  “Sunday Best” Anaheim Collectibles Show

1983
~Favorite Plate of Show  “Sunday Best” South Bend