Vera Rahn grew up in an artistic family if The Hague, Holland. Her grandparents both painted. Her grandfather, Floris Arntzenius (1864-1925) was a well known painter of the Hague School. Her mother was a recognized portrait painter. With her background and her own talent, she was always at the top of her class for drawing and art. Her life took her to Tokyo where she attended sumi painting classes and, while in London, she took portrait painting classes a the London Academy of Art.
In 1993 she went to Nova Scotia to study landscape painting, and subsequently at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan and Rowayton Art Center. As a member of the Rowayton Art Center, she has since won 23 prizes incuding "Best in Show" as well as numerous honorable mentions.
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