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Biography: Vanessa Somers

Vanessa Somers
Vanessa Somers

Vanessa Somers (d. 2015) was a British artist who lived in Rome and Marrakech. Somers trained with Professor Odoardo Anselmi of the Vatican Studio of Mosaics. Much of her work was commissioned, and she enjoyed collaborating with architects. She took a fresh approach to this ancient art form, but she followed the Roman rather than the Byzantine method. Her works have been exhibited in Europe and America, and they can be found in various places throughout the world. Somers taught in Corning and lectured on mosaics elsewhere in the United States.