A collection of Gloria's
artwork is available for sale. Her body of work consists of over 1,500 pieces plus more than
150 sketch books. For further details please CALL her daughter, Ella
Gloria's Autobiographical Statement from
Video of Gloria from the 2004 Retrospective
Many artists dream about a Bohemian lifestyle of world
travel working with prodigious artists, producing art, and exhibiting art.
Gloria Senereslived the dream. At an young age, having lost
her mother, Seneres met artist Ella Jackson, Seneres’ art teacher at the
Girls Commercial High School in Brooklyn, who became an influential mentor
encouraging Seneres to continue her art studies. With that encouragement and
family support, in 1944 Seneres applied for and was accepted into New York’s
Cooper Union Art School. She majored in Fine Arts and graduated with honors
four years later. She then traveled to Mexico to study Mexican History and
Spanish. Already greatly influenced by Cubism, Seneres decided to move to
Paris and study at the atelier of French Analytic Cubist Fernand Léger. Her
studies in France were followed by a migration across England, Holland,
Belgium, Switzerland and Italy.
Seneres returned to America and accepted a position as
assistant Art Director to McFadden Publication. In 1950 she met and married
John Seneres, who, after marrying and divorcing him twice, remained a
lifetime friend. Seneres earned a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from
New York University and was accepted into their MFA Program. She moved back
to Mexico and had her first of several one-person exhibitions, and began a
tour with her work to Japan, England, France and Italy. After her European
tour, she moved to Nairobi, Africa with her family. In Africa Seneres
continued to create art, taught art in a Kenya high school, worked on the
African Wildlife Foundation Magazine, and continued to show her work.
In 1976, Seneres returned to the United
States to begin building a house in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Although the
opening of the “Seneres on Sixth” art gallery in New York’s Lower East Side
briefly interrupted the building project, Seneres says that she “came back
to my home in the Santa Cruz Mountains satisfied that I had seen a bit of
the world.” The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center was honored to highlight a
rich legacy of art and the life of Gloria Seneres in the 2004 Invitational
Seneres: A Retrospect.”
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