Evanny Henningsen

Biography

Evanny Angelene Henningsen (b. 1991) grew up in eastern Iowa in an environment that helped foster her early propensity for art. During high school she worked alongside award-winning artists at Maquoketa Art Experience. After completing an Associate’s degree, she moved to Florence, Italy to study classic realism at Angel Academy of Art with a method adopted from 19th century European ateliers. She went on to explore a full-color palette and multi-figure painting under contemporary master, Jeff Hein, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Subsequently, she acquired a studio to work on portrait commissions, attended workshops and was a recipient of the Hudson River Fellowship. Since then Evanny has returned to Iowa and is currently teaching, painting portraits, and exploring new painting techniques while building a body of work. She is admired for her ability to recreate the sensation of life.