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Gregory Amenoff | Lennart Anderson | Martha Armstrong | William Bailey | Lucy Barber | Paul Beel | Pam Bowers | Roberto Caracciolo | Jeffrey Carr | Steven Carrelli | Karina Carrescia | Nino Caruso | Bruno Ceccobelli | Sandro Chia | Ronald Christ | Ronald M. Cohen | Nino Cordio | Brian Craig | Saied Dai | Samuel Evensen | Laurie Fader | Alan Feltus | Andrew Forge | Bruce Gagnier | Sidney Geist | Piero Guccione | Dan Gustin | Louise Hamlin | Israel Hershberg | Joseph Hirsch | Gerry Hoag | Adrian Hoch | Eric Holzman | Diana Horowitz

AmenoffGregory Amenoff

Gregory Amenoff was born in Illinois, and studied at Beloit College. His exhibitions include solo shows at the Universities of Tennessee and Wisconsin, Nielsen Gallery in Boston, Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Robert Miller, and Betsy Senior Galleries in NY, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Boston, Tampa Museum, Norton Gallery of Art in West Palm Beach, and in Chicago, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, and Paris. His work is in the collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Art Institute of Chicago, Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of American Art in Washington DC, Neuberger Museum, New York Public Library, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Mr. Amenoff has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation, and was named Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by Massachusetts College of Fine Arts. Gregory Amenoff has taught at the Tyler School of Art, Skowhegan School, Yale University, American University, Florida International University, Pennsylvania Academy, California State University, Long Branch, Rhode Island School of Design, School of Visual Arts, and is currently Professor of Art at Columbia University. He lives and works in New York City.


Lennart AndersonLennart Anderson

Lennart Anderson was born in Detroit and studied at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago, Cranbrook Academy, and at the Art Students League under Edwin Dickinson. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is an Associate of the National Academy of Design. He has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Arts grant, the Tiffany Foundation grant, the Rome Prize, and awards from the National Academy of Design and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has a distinguished exhibition history and his work is in the permanent collections of The Brooklyn Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and the Delaware Art Museum. He has taught at Yale, Columbia, and Princeton Universities, at Pratt Institute, Skowhegan School, Art Students League, and New York Studio School, and was a Distinguished Professor at Brooklyn College.

Martha Armstrong

Martha Armstrong received her M.S. degree from Rhode Island School of Design and her B.A. from Smith College. She has taught at Kansas City Art Institute, Bryn Mawr College, Indiana University, Smith College, Mt. Holyoke, Dartmouth, Hollins University, and been visiting artist at schools including Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Art Institute, and American University. Her work has been shown solo at The Bowery Gallery, the Kansas City Art Institute, Haverford College, Gross McCleaf and Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery. Ms. Armstrong has shown in group exhibitions at the National Academy of Design and Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, Allentown Art Museum, among others. Her work is included in permanent collections at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Museum, and the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Martha Armstrong is represented by Gross-McLeaf Gallery, Philadelphia; Mulligan-Shanoski Gallery, San Francisco; Prince Street Gallery, N.Y. She lives and works in Hatfield, Massachusetts. Website:

An exhibition of paintings by Martha Armstrong, images courtesy of Gross McCleaf Art Gallery.

William BaileyWilliam Bailey

William Bailey graduated from Yale University with a BFA and MFA/ where he studied with Josef Albers. He taught at the University of Indiana, and was Kingman Brewster Professor of Art at the Yale School of Art, where he was Dean. William Bailey’s work can be seen in a host of public and private collections, including the Smitshsonian American Art Museum, Washington; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington; The Art Institute of Chicago; Stadtisches Surmondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen, Germany; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Phillips Collection, Washington; The New York Times, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Yale University Art Gallery.  He is currently represented by the Betty Cunningham Gallery, New York, NY.
Bailey is the subject of two monographs, one by Mark Strand and the other by John Hollander and Guiliano Briganti. He won a Guggenheim Fellowship and was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. In 1992, he served on the National Council on the Arts.

BarberLucy Barber

Lucy Barber received her MFA from Brooklyn College and BFA from Pratt Institute. She also studied at the New York Studio School, and the New York Academy of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at Denise Bibro, Davidson & Daughters Contemporary Art, Andrews Gallery, The Putney School, Westbeth Gallery and First Street Gallery, and in group exhibitons including Portland Museum of Art, Albright-Knox Gallery, Boston University, Dartmouth College, National Academy of Design, Bowery Gallery and Kouros Gallery. Her work is in the collections including Bates College Museum of Art, U.S. Department of State, Bryn Mawr College, General Electric, Lenox, Inc.and Pfizer, and she has received awards and grants from Bowdoin College, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Millay Colony for the Arts. Ms. Barber has taught at Brooklyn College, Pratt Institute, Maine College of Art, Bowdoin College, College of William & Mary and State University of New York at Farmingdale. Website:

Paul BeelPaul Beel

Paul Beel received his BFA and MFA from the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. He did Post-Baccalaureate work at Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy, where he later taught painting and drawing. He has had solo shows in Venice, Milan, Florence, Mantova, as well as in the US, and group shows in Spain, Germany, San Marino, Switzerland and throughout Italy. Paul Beel is represented by is Bonelli Arte Contemporanea in Mantova. He lives and works in Florence.

An exhibition of paintings by Paul Beel.

bowersPamela Bowers

Pam Bowers earned her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Indiana University, where she studied painting with Robert Barnes. During this time she also lived and studied in Italy, developing a special focus on Venetian Painting. An avid researcher and traveler, she has created work in Europe, Central America, North Africa, Asia. She has received numerous awards in this pursuit including a Doctoral Research Grant from Indiana University, an Associate Faculty Research Grant also from Indiana University, an Interdisciplinary Arts Grant from the Arts Institute of the University of South Carolina and a Lilly Endowment Fellowship, the latter allowing her to research important influences in tribal areas of Southeast Asia. Her work has been exhibited widely in solo exhibitions in the United States and Internationally. Most recently, she exhibited her work in a retrospective solo exhibition at the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina. Her work was also featured in a unique interdisciplinary solo exhibition held in conjunction with an international conference on the life and work of poet James Dickey. Dickey was an important influence on her work and the exhibition drew parallels between their work in respective disciplines.

An exhibition of paintings by Pamela Bowers

caraccioloRoberto Caracciolo

Roberto Caracciolo lives and works in Rome. He studied at the United World College of the Atlantic, at the Institute of Art of Urbino, and at the New York Studio School. He has had solo exhibitions at Janie C. Lee Gallery in Houston, Andre' Emmerich Gallery in New York, Galleria Valeria Belvedere in Milan, Galleria Totem - Il Canale in Venice, Galerie Alessandro Vivas in Paris, the Earl McGrath gallery in NY where he is currently represented, and other galleries in Rome, Mantua, Turin, Catania, and Milan. He has shown in group exhibitions throughout Italy and in France, Germany, New York, Florida and California. Mr. Caracciolo has lectured or critiqued at the Accademia di Belli Arti in Torino, the University of Siena, the Accademia di Belli Arti in Perugia, Rhode Island School of Design program in Rome, New York University Masters in Art Program in Venice. He presently teaches at New York University in Florence and at Temple University in Rome.

CarrJeffrey Carr

Jeffrey Carr received his B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz, and an M.F.A. from the Yale University School of Art. He also attended the New York Studio School of Drawing and Painting. He has exhibited his figurative paintings and still-life paintings in numerous one-person and group exhibitions in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and New York. He taught at Indiana University and the Herron School of Art, and was the Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at St. Mary's College. He has been a visiting artist or speaker at over a dozen art schools and art departments. Jeffrey Carr is currently the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

CarrelliSteven Carrelli

Steven Carrelli was born in Canton, Ohio. He received a BA in Studio Art from Wheaton College in 1990 and an MFA in Painting from Northwestern University in 1995. As a 1995-96 Fulbright scholar, he studied egg tempera painting in Florence, Italy. Carrelli has returned to Italy on many occasions to teach and to work, most recently living in Florence for 18 months in 2005 and 2006. He lives in Chicago with his wife, the painter Louise LeBourgeois, and he currently teaches at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago. Carrelli has exhibited his work throughout the United States, and his paintings have been reproduced in a variety of publications, including Art Scene Chicago 2000 and New American Paintings. Awards include grants from the Ruth Chenven Foundation of New York, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Union League of Chicago. His work is represented by Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago. Website:

Karina CarresciaKarina Carrescia

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Karina Carrescia graduated from the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón in Buenos Aires. She has taught at the Accademia SantaGiulia in Brescia, Italy, where she also exhibited her work at Brescia´s Town Hall, and the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón. She currently teaches at National University of the Arts in Buenos Aires (IUNA), and offers workshops on painting and drawing at her studio in Buenos Aires. Her prizes and awards include Artist of the Month Award from Sundvall Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; 1st Prize in Painting, III Bienal City of Beccar; 1st Prize in Drawing, Vicente López House of Culture; ARTE BA Fair; 1st Award in Drawing, XVI San Isidro Drawing Contest. S.Isidro House of Culture; 1st Award in Drawing, “Núcleo de Arte” Gallery. Karina Carresca has had solo shows in Las Vegas, Brescia, Italy, and Buenos Aires. Website:

An exhibition of works by Karina Carrescia

Nino Caruso

Nino Caruso has studios in both Rome and Todi, where he creates large architectural sculptures. He has taught ceramics at art schools and universities across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Japan. In these countries he has also exhibited widely in galleries and museums, installed work in public spaces, and has works in permanent collections. Nino Caruso has published several books on ceramics, which have been distributed internationally. He has recently finished a large commission for a public park in Italy.

CeccobelliBruno Ceccobelli

Bruno Cecobelli was born in 1952 in Todi, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome and later, independently, ancient and modern philosophies and religions. His first show was in 1972. He has had 120 solo exhibitions, and 320 group exhibitions, in 25 different countries and in 63 Italian cities. His works are exhibited in 13 museums around the world. Recently Ceccobelli has been working on sculptures -- metaphysics and symbolic shapes in bronze and marble. His spiritual poetics are expressed in symbolic, iconographic shapes with soft colors. Website:

Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia was born in Florence, and studied at the Istituto d'Arte and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. He traveled extensively in India, Turkey and throughout Europe before settling in Rome. He won a scholarship from the city of Mönchengladbach and lived in Germany, before moving to New York and working between New York and Ronciglione.

Mr. Chia has had numerous solo exhibitions both in Europe and America, including Rome at the Academie de France, Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Galleria La Salita, Palazzo delle Esposizioni; in New York at Larry Gagosian/Leo Castelli, Leo Castelli Gallery, Sidney Janis Gallery, The Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sperone Westwater Fischer; in Venice at the Museo della Biennale, and Palazzo Grassi; the Nationalgalerie, and the Staatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe; Fischer Fine Art, London; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld; Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico; Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna; Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and the XXI Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto. His works appeared in various exhibitions dedicated to the so-called "transavantgarde", about which, however, he says: "The transavantgarde means nothing to me, signifies nothing, just as neo-expressionism signifies nothing..." (Flash Art, 1984). Sandro Chia now lives and works between New York City, London, and Montalcino, Italy. Website:

Ron ChristRonald Christ

Ronald Christ was born in St. Louis, MO, and studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and Indiana University, where he was awarded a full scholarship and received his MFA. He has received grants to work in Umbria, Sansepolcro, England and Scotland, and has received the Governor's Award, the Kansas Cultural Trust Fellowship, and the Excellence in Creative and Scholarly Activity Award from Wichita State University. He has had over 40 solo exhibitions, and is presently represented in St. Louis by Elliot Smith and in Santa Fe by Van de Griff Galleries. He has been a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at the Wichita Center for the Arts, Ulrich Museum of Art, Salina Art Center, Mitchell Museum, Biblioteca Comunale of Sansepolcro, and the International School of Art. Ronald Christ has taught for over 25 years: at Indiana University, and since 1976, at Wichita State University, where he is a Professor of Painting and Drawing.

Ronald M. Cohen


Ronald M. Cohen received his BFA from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) and his MFA from Queens College, CUNY in 1973. Mr. Cohen first exhibited at The Bykert Gallery in New York City and at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 1980 he was awarded his first National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship Grant in Sculpture. The restrictions of the minimalist/conceptual genre eventually moved him to consider another direction. Mr. Cohen was then awarded an Illinois Arts Council Grant and a major award from the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1984-5 for his painted constructions. In 1992, he was awarded an Ingram-Merrill Foundation Grant for representational painting and in 1993-4, received a second major award in the category of painting from the National Endowment for the Arts in Washington, DC. Over the past thirty years Mr. Cohen has taught at a number of colleges and universities including Indiana University, University of Texas, University of Chicago, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School Of Design, Knox College, The State University of New York at Albany and Louisiana State University. Since 1991 he has taught at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Mr. Cohen is represented by The Peter Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City.

An exhibition of works by Ronald M. Cohen, courtesy of The Peter Tatistcheff Gallery.

Nino Cordio

Nino Cordio (1937-2000) in Santa Ninfa in the province of Trapani in Sicily. He lived and worked in Todi and Rome. He studied at Istituto d'arte di Catania in Sicily, at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome, and in Paris at the Friedlaender Atelier. He taught for many years at the Liceo Artistico di Roma. Mr. Cordio has exhibited in various Biennali and Quadriennali in Rome and at the Biennale dell'Incisione Contemporanea in Venice. He has had more than thirty solo exhibitions: in New York at Marisa del Re; in Rome, at galleries including Il Narciso, Il Gabbiano, Il Torcoliere, Le Jardin des Arts, La Nuova Pesa; in Milan at Galleria dell'Orso, Galleria La Linea, Trans'Art; and in other cities throughout Italy, in Paris, Germany, Austria, and Brazil. His last retrospective, "Incisioni 1957 - 1997", curated by the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica and the Ministero per i Beni Culturali e Ambientali, took place in the Calcografia Nazionale in Rome, the Fondazione Orestiadi in Gibellina and at Le Ciminiere in Catania.

Brian Craig-WankiiriBrian Craig

Brian Craig was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and studied at the New York Academy of Art, and received his BFA from Pennsylvania State University, Summa Cum Laude. He has completed projects including the monuments Recording Angel, Veritas, Art Muse, Galatea, Justice, and Queen Catherine of Braganza Monument as Assistant to Audrey Flack, and was Supervisor of Sculptors and Assistant to Nina Akamu for Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse Project. He is represented by John Pence Gallery, San Francisco. Mr. Craig-Wankiiri has taught sculpture at Grand Central Academy, New York, NY and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and is presently Sculpture Department Chair at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT.


Saied DaiSaied Dai

Persian by birth, Saied Dai was born in Tehran in 1958 and came to England at the age of six. He began his seven years of art training at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design and shortly after was awarded a place at the Royal Academy of Arts for his postgraduate studies. He was regarded well enough to be invited back to teach at the RA Schools, where drawing was seen to be the cornerstone of all the disciplines. He says, “I was fortunate enough to be taught art as architecture. Drawing reveals the way an artist thinks. It is the means by which one makes visual relationships.”

On recommendation from Norman Blamey RA, Saied was also placed to teach at the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture in Regent’s Park at its idealistic inception. After being elected to the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, he won the prestigious Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and the Society’s Gold Medal, followed by the Prince of Wales Drawing Award. Since then he has had numerous exhibitions in Britain and is a regular exhibitor at The Mall Galleries, London “Discerning Eye” exhibition and The Royal Society of Portrait Painters annual exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including prizes at the B.P. Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London and the ‘Young Contemporaries’, Christie’s, London. Mr. Dai has taught at NSEAD, Teaching Teachers scheme at Kingston University, Glasgow School of Art and Bath Spa University, and Bristol School of Art, Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design, Royal Academy Schools, London, Christchurch College of Art and Design, Canterbury, and The Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture, Regent’s Park, London. He is a member of the NEAC and Royal Society of Portrait Painters.


Evensen Samuel S. Evensen

Samuel S. Evensen was born in Orem, Utah. He holds a BFA from Brigham Young University in Illustration, and an MFA (cum laude) in Painting from the New York Academy of Art; his awards include the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Grant of JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Prince of Wales Painting Fellowship, Davidson Merit Scholarship, Brigham Young University, and the Top Merit Award from the New York Academy of Art. His many exhibitions include shows in New York at Sloan Fine Art, Forbes Galleries, Fuse Gallery, The Cornerstone Center, the Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia, and Biennial: Contemporary American Realism, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN. Mr. Evensen’s work is in the collection of HRH The Prince of Wales. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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Laurie Fader

Laurie Fader has been the recipient of many honors and awards, including two Pollock-Krasner Awards, an Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Emergency Assistance Grant, an artist’s residency in Rochefort en Terre, France, a painting fellowship in Haiti, and received her Masters degree from the Yale School of Art, where she earned the Helen W. Winternitz Award for excellence in painting. She has shown widely, including one person shows 55 Mercer and The Painting Center in New York City. Ms. Fader has taught at Pratt Institute, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2011 she moved to Louisville, Kentucky to help launch Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, where she is currently the Director of Academic Affairs, and teaches.

FeltusAlan Feltus

Alan Feltus was born in Washington, DC. He received his BFA from Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University. He has received numerous awards and grants including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Benjamin Altman Prize, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Louis Tiffany Foundation, and the Rome Prize. His work is in the collections of the American Academy in Rome, the Arkansas Art Center, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum in Florida, the Dayton Art Institute, the Hirshhorn Museum, the National Academy Museum, the NJ State Museum, the Oklahoma City Art Museum, and the Wichita Art Museum. Since 1972 Mr. Feltus has had solo exhibitions in NY, Atlanta, Massachusetts, Kansas, New Orleans, Washington DC and Rome, and recently at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. He has taught at Maryland Institute College of Art, American University, the University of New Hampshire, University of Virginia, Indiana University, and the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. He is currently represented by the Forum Gallery and the Ann Nathan Gallery.

An exhibition of work by Alan Feltus.
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Andrew Forge

Andrew Forge (1923-2002) studied at Camberwell School of Art in London. He has taught at the New York Studio School and Cooper Union in New York, at Goldsmith's College in London, and at the Slade School of Fine Art, where he was a lecturer from 1950 to 1964. His work is in the collections of the Tate Gallery, the Arts Council of Great Britain, the Corcoran Gallery, Yale Gallery of Art and in private collections in England and the United States. A Guggenheim Fellowship is among his awards. Mr. Forge has published books on Klee, Soutine, Rauschenberg, Monet, Francis Bacon and Degas. He has been a trustee of the Tate Gallery, the National Gallery, London, and the American Academy in Rome. His recent solo exhibitions in New York include shows at Ruggero Gallery and the New York Studio School, and at Robert Morrison Gallery in 1993 and 1994. From 1975 to 1994 Mr. Forge was Professor of Painting at Yale University. He received the 1995 College Art Association Art Teacher Award.

GagnierBruce Gagnier

Bruce Gagnier studied at Williams College and received his MFA from Columbia University, where he was sculpture assistant to Peter Agostini. He has had solo exhibitions in New York at M-13 Gallery and Leslie Cecil Gallery, in Ft. Lauderdale at Gaumann Cicchino Gallery, and at the University of Kentucky and group exhibitions in New York City and around New York State, in Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Wisconsin. Mr. Gagnier won a New Jersey State Council Fellowship Grant, a Brevoort Eikenmeyer Fellowship, a Columbia University School of Engineering Purchase Prize and a Skowhegan Painting Prize. For over 25 years Mr. Gagnier has taught painting, sculpture, drawing and art history in schools including Yale University, Sarah Lawrence College, the University of North Carolina, City University of New York, Haverford College, Parsons School of Design MFA program, New York Studio School, Chautauqua Institution School of Art. He was Dean of the New York Studio School from 1979-87 and acting chairman of Parsons School of Design's MFA painting program from 1990-93. He currently teaches at the New York Studio School.

An exhibition of works by Bruce Gagnier.

Sidney Geist

Sidney Geist (1914-2005) studied at St. Stephen's College, at the Art Students League with William Zorach, and in Paris with Ossip Zadkine. His awards include two Guggenheim Fellowships and an Olivetti Award. Mr. Geist has had solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Osaka, Paris and San Francisco, and in New York at Hacker Gallery, Tanager Gallery, Artists Space and Ingber Gallery and in 1992 he had a seven-decade retrospective at the New York Studio School. He has shown in over fifty group exhibitions around the United States and in Paris. He has taught at Brooklyn College, University of California at Berkeley, Southern Illinois University, Pratt Institute, and the Vermont Studio School. From 1968-81 he taught at Vassar College, and from 1964-1987 at the New York Studio School, where he was its first director. Mr. Geist's art criticism articles have appeared in publications including Artforum, Art International, Artscribe, The Saturday Review, and The New Criterion. He has written several books on Brancusi, and his 1988 book, Interpreting Cezanne, was published by Harvard University Press.

Jill GrimesJill Grimes

Jill Grimes received her BFA at the Kansas City Art Institute, and also studied at Brandeis University, and received her MFA from Boston University. She is presently a Lecturer at the School of Visual Arts, Boston University. She also taught as a Visiting Scholar at the Venice Studio Program of Boston University, the Danforth Museum School, and Middlesex Community College. She has been exhibiting in solo and group shows throughout New England since 1995. For more information please see her web page at

Piero Guccione

Piero Guccione studied at Istituto d'Arte di Catania in Sicily and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome. He has exhibited three times at the Venice Biennale and at various Quadriennali in Rome. His awards include the Ilba Mediterraneo prize for graphics, the Ulivo d'Argento, and the Premio Ragusa. He has had solo exibitions in major Italian galleries and has exhibitied at Claude Bernard Gallery in Paris and other galleries internationally. Mr. Guccione's work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Museum of Modern Art in Bologna, in corporate collections in Europe and the U.S. and on "Scicli on the Web". He is represented in Rome by Il Gabbiano Gallery.

Dan GustinDan Gustin

Dan Gustin studied at Kansas City Art Institute and at Yale University. He has had solo exhibitions at the Lyons Weir, Bowery, Forum, Alpha, J. Rosenthal, Weatherburn, and Munson Galleries, the Paul Mellon Arts Center, and the Rockford Art Museum. He has shown in over fifty group exhibitions throughout the United States. His work is in the Joseph Hirshhorn Collection, Worcester Art Museum, Buffalo College Museum, Miller Drawing Collection, Richard and Jalene Davidson Drawing Collection, the Art Institute of Chicago, and in private collections in New York and Chicago. Mr. Gustin has won grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Faculty Enrichment Grants and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1972 he was teaching assistant to William Bailey at Yale University. He has taught or lectured and critiqued at Kansas City Art Institute, Knox College, Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Indiana, University of Chicago, Choate Rosemary Hall, Vermont Studio School, Northwestern University, University of Iowa, The American University. Since 1984, Mr. Gustin has taught painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

An exhibition of works by Dan Gustin.

Louise Hamlin

Louise Hamlin received her BFA at the University of Pennsylvania, and studied at the Skowhegan School, the New York Studio School, and L'Universite d'Aix-en-Provence. She has received the Dartmouth College Jerome Goldstein Award, the Vermont Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship Award, a Mellon Foundation Research Grant, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Ingram Merrill Foundation Grant, and has had solo and group exhibitions throughout the northeastern US. Ms. Hamlin has been teaching for 25 years: at SUNY Purchase, Union College, the NY Studio School, Queens College, Vassar, Choate-Rosemary Hall School, and the Hartford Art School. She is presently the Department Chair of Dartmouth College, where she teaches painting, drawing and printmaking.

HershbergIsrael Hershberg

Israel Hershberg was born in 1948 in a Displaced Persons camp in Linz, Austria. In 1949 he emigrated to Israel with his family and in 1958 moved with them to the United States, where he attended the Brooklyn Museum School in New York. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and his M.F.A. from the State University of New York in Albany. He then taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the New York Academy of Art. His awards include: the Sandberg prize for Israel Art, 1991; and the Tel-Aviv Museum Prize for Israel Art, 1997. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He is currently reperesented by the Marlborough Gallery in NY. Mr. Hershberg lives and works in Jerusalem and is founder and artistic director of the Jerusalem Studio School. Website

An exhibiton of works by Israel Hershberg.

Joseph Hirsch

Joseph Hirsch studied Fine Art from an early age in Germany, and after matriculation, he studied drawing in Berlin. In the wake of the "Kristallnacht", he emigrated to Holland, and then to Palestine, where he studied at the Bezalel Academy with painter Mordechai Ardon. He then served in the British Army, and continued drawing and painting. Since his first solo exhibition in 1960, he has exhibited frequently in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. For seventeen years Mr. Hirsch taught drawing in the Fine Art Department of the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem. Since retiring from Bezalel in 1981, he painted and taught in Jerusalem until his passing in 1998.

HoagGerry Hoag

Gerry Hoag has taught sculpture, artistic anatomy, and drawing at Harvard University, Boston University, the New York Academy of Art’s Graduate School of Figurative Art, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, and Montserrat College of Art. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from Boston University. In addition to his formal artistic anatomical training, he assisted in clinical autopsies with numerous pathologists in hospitals for more than six years. He maintains a studio in central Massachusetts, where he also designs and builds industrial design prototypes, and he exhibits in the metropolitan Boston area.

An exhibition of works by Gerry Hoag

Adrian S. Hoch with studentsAdrian S. Hoch

Adrian S. Hoch specializes in Italian art history from the mid-thirteenth through the late fifteenth centuries. She has degrees in art history from New York University, Williams College, and a PhD. from the University of Pennsylvania (1983) where she wrote a dissertation on Simone Martini's St. Martin Chapel in San Francesco at Assisi. She taught at the University of California, Davis and Florida State University in Tallahassee as well as being in the Paintings Department of The J. Paul Getty Museum before returning to Italy in 1990. She subsequently has been teaching for study abroad programs for the University of Georgia in Cortona, Florida State University in Florence, New York University in Florence-Villa La Pietra, and the British Institute of Florence. Besides lecturing, she was a Fellow and Acting Head of the Art History department at the British Institute of Florence. Her activities and experiences there appeared in Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman, New York, Random House, 2004. Since 2008, she has been a Professor of Art History at Umbra Institute in Perugia.

Among her scholarly attainments are fellowships from the Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Italian Studies Center of the University of Pennsylvania in conjunction with the Università degli Studi dell'Aquila degli Abruzzi. She has presented papers at conferences at the Frick Museum in New York, the Courtauld Institute of Art-University of London, the Sorbonne in Paris, the University of Naples, and for the Renaissance Society of America in Florence. Her articles and reviews are published in Art History, Arte Cristiana, The Burlington Magazine, The Dictionary of Art, Gesta, Medevalia et Humanistica, the Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Paragone-Arte, Speculum, and the Zeitschrift fuer Kunstgeschichte. She also has written essays for the volumes: TThe Church Of Santa Maria Donna Regina: Art, Iconography And Patronage In Fourteenth Century Naples and Victorian And Edwardian Responses to the Italian Renaissance. Professor Hoch currently lives in Florence.

Eric HolzmanEric Holzman

Eric Holzman received his BFA from the Tyler School of Art and his MFA from Yale. He also studied at the Skowhegan School and the New York Studio School. He has had solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy Gallery and Jason McCoy in New York, and the Prince Street Gallery. His awards include: Studio Space, P.S. 1, the Tiffany Foundation Award, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts. Eric Holzman Has taught at Bard College, Maryland Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, the New York Studio School and the New York Academy. He has been a Visiting artist or lecturer at the Chicago Art Institute, Boston University, Knox College and Dartmouth.
An exhibition of works by Eric Holzman at the New York Studio School and Jason McCoy websites.

Diana HorowitzDiana Horowitz

Diana Horowitz received her MFA from the Tyler School of Art Rome Program, and Brooklyn College. She has received awards and grants from the National Academy of Design, the Ballinglen Foundation, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Rosenthal Foundation of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Ingraham Merrill Foundation, and was awarded residencies at the MacDowell Colony and at Yaddo. Ms. Howowitz has had one-person exhibitions Hackett Freedman Gallery; San Francisco, PPOW, MB Modern and Hirschl & Adler in NY. Diana Horowitz has taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tyler School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design in Rome, the NY Academy Graduate School, Brooklyn College, Boston University and SUNY Purchase.


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