Mark Tennant is a contemporary American painter who has exhibited widely, with his works having been displayed twice in the Salon d'Automne in Paris. Tennant believes that art is life, life is change, and therefore he thinks that artists must be prepared to love change. With a great understanding of form, light, shadow, and color, Tennant creates exquisite pieces.
Mark Tennant received a B.F.A. from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in Baltimore, and an M.F.A. from the New York Academy of Art, in New York City. For the years 2008 and 2009, he was the Director of Graduate Fine Art Painting at Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, where he had been an instructor since 1998. Among other exhibitions, his paintings have been exhibited 3 times in the Salon d'Automne, in Paris. He was awarded 1st Prize in ModPortrait 2016 where the work was displayed in Museo Pablo Serrano, Zaragoza and MEAM, Museu European d’Art Modern in Barcelona where it resides in the permanent collection. Mark Tennant’s work is included in numerous collections in Europe and America. He also teaches workshops in Spain,Italy and the USA. He has taught Museum Copying at the Louvre, Paris, at the Metropolitan in New York, and the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.