best known for her monumental sculpture of Eleanor
Roosevelt, Penelope Jencks has been a professional sculptor
for over thirty years. Having studied under several mentors during
her career, Penelope has perfected her own unique style. She has
created numerous works in terra cotta and bronze, however, currently
she spends much of her time living in Italy, where she has her works
carved in stone. She is presently working in Italy on a commissioned
stone monument of Robert Frost, which will be placed at Amherst
College in 2007.
is a member of the National Academy of Design and the Royal British
Society of Sculptors. She is also a Fellow of the National Sculpture
Society. Her works can be found in private and public collections
worldwide. Some of her notable public collections and commissions
include: The White House (Washington, D.C.); The Maggie Cancer Care
Center (Edinburgh, Scotland); the Readers Digest Corporate Headquarters
(Pleasantville, NY); the Boston Public Library (Boston, MA); the
Bibliotecca di Pietrasanta (Italy); the City of New York, NY; the
City of Toledo, OH; the Cape Museum of Fine Arts (Dennis, MA); the
National Academy of Design (New York, NY); Amherst College (Amherst,
MA); and Brandeis University (Waltham, MA).
Penelope Jencks with her "Eleanor Roosevelt" Monument.