Merry Renk

Merry Renk (1921-2012) was a jeweler known for her work in enamels, interlocking forms and small metal sculptures.

She attended the Institute of Design in Chicago and opened a gallery showcasing contemporary painting, sculpture, textiles, and jewelry. While still in the Midwest, she and two friends began an artists’ workshop and gallery called 750 Studio. She experimented in fine art, but moved to San Francisco to become a full-time jewelry artist. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Metal Arts Guild and was an honorary fellow at The American Craft Council. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Oakland Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.