Wagner Troemel spent her early childhood in Florida, attending schools in
the Palm Beaches. She began painting as a child. Her first teacher was Eric
Geski in 1930. Later in Palm Beach, she studied with Nunzio Vayana, an important
force in the development of art in the Palm Beaches.
After high school, she attended the National Cathedral School for Girls in
Washington, D.C. She then attended the Art Students' League and the National
Academy of Design in New York City in 1940 studying with George Bridgman,
Frank Dumont, Sidney Dickinson and Henry Rittenberg. Troemel also studied
privately with M.A. Rasko in New York. In addition, she attended The Norton
School of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida and the University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque where she studied with Santa Fe painter Randall Davey.
widely and has shown her work at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida;
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida; The Sarasota
Art Association, Sarasota, Florida; The Norton Museum of Art,
West Palm Beach, Florida; The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, Florida;
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida; The Jacksonville Art Museum,
Jacksonville, Florida; Stetson University, DeLand, Florida; The New Mexico
Art Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico; The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado;
The Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; The Dallas Art Museum,
Dallas, Texas; The St. Augustine Art Association, St. Augustine, Fl; and Flagler
College, St. Augustine, Fl.
She has been recognized
with major awards from the following organizations:
Ringling Art Museum, Florida Federation of Art, Florida Artists Group, Palm
Beach Art League, AT&T Arts-Mania Jacksonville Fl, Sarasota Art Association,
Four Arts Society, Tampa State Fair, St. Augustine Art Association.
Minerals Corp.; Libby Owens; Artinian Collection of Self Portraits; Barnett
Bank of St. Augustine; Ira Koger ColJection; Cathedral-Basilica or St. Augustine;
Greyhound Corp.; Sarasota Art Association; North Florida Community College;
Putnam County Historical Museum; Hall of Fame National Ski Museum; Palm Beach
Art League; St. Augustine Art Association; U.S. Air Force Museum Collection;
Barnett Bank of S. W. Florida; Flagler College: Lightner Museum; Florida National
Guard; Florida House. Washington. D.C.: Museum of Arts and Sciences. Daytona;
"Coast to Coast". Florida Contemporary Landscapes; Organizer and
Director of P.A.St.A Fine Arts Gallery since 1984; Winter Haven Chamber of
Commerce; Lake Region Country Club, Winter Haven; Her collection of paintings
on "Asia" has been exhibited in five cities; Private Collections.