Born in Milan, Italy, from a mountain family in Venice’s Dolomite region, Annia Marcus studied life drawing at the prestigious Accademia d’Arte del Castello Sforzesco in Milan. In 1982 she moved to London to continue her studies under the guidance of the renowned fine art tutor Ruth Eisenhart at the Central School of Art, London, also absorbing the approach of Eisenhardt’s teacher, the legendary painter Cecil Collins.
From the 1980s Annia’s artworks were produced in a variety of forms, including painting, pottery and jewellery. At the same time, she pursued a career as a technical translator. Gradually she began to dedicate herself to jewellery, an art form that has been her specific area of focus since around the year 2000.
As an artist, Annia has been lucky enough to travel widely in Europe, North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, each trip providing inspiration in the form of a growing understanding of indigenous forms as well as knowledge derived from visits to many of the world’s major contemporary art collections and museums.
Today, from her studio and workshop in London, Annia dedicates her time to designing and making original pieces of jewellery, directing the entire process from the initial creative idea to the crafting and production of the bespoke contemporary styled pieces.
Annia is married to Marshall Marcus, a musician whom she met whilst both were living in Venezuela in the 1980s. Their two children, Gaia and Elena, work in London respectively as a UK government data strategist and a psychologist specialising in autoimmune disease quality of life.
Want to know more about Annia’s approach to jewellery making?
Annia writes about her approach here
No thanks, take me straight to the Gallery
Other art form pieces by Annia Marcus
7 Shades of Ink on Paper