Shan-Merry was born in Paris in 1938. In 1957, she was a student at the School of Fine Arts in Angers. Shan-Merry is a model-maker and designer of scarves for HERMES, with a special, profile presented at the Museum of Horses in Chantilly. The year 1972 was the beginning of her painting career with her principal Parisian shows. Shan-Merry has participated in numerous international exhibitions including New York, Chicago and Osaka. Awards received for her paintings include the New York watercolor prize in 1974, Chevalier (Knight) of Arts-Sciences-Letters, Chevalier (Knight) of Cultural and Artistic Merit, Member of Italian Academy with gold medal, and Signature prize in 1979. Photo by Phil Parmet.