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Black Flower
Oil on Canvas
52" x 56"

Born: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.
Teaches at Parsons School of Design
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 Books - written and illustrated
2010 Westbeth Gallery Retrospective - A Decade of Painting
2007 Etra Fine Art, Miami "East/West"
2005 Etra Fine Art, Miami "Painting Mystery"
2003 Studio 18 Gallery, (Tribeca) "A Sacred Spirit"
2001 Tel Com, NYC, Danette Koke, Curator, Danette Koke Fine Arts
1998 The Westbeth Gallery, N.Y.C "Found Visions"
1996 The Heller Archives Gallery, Hebrew Union College, N.Y.C.
1991 Elizabeth Stone Gallery, Birmingham, Michigan
1990 The Kimberly Gallery, "Inaugural Exhibition" Soho, N.Y.C.
1986 The Open Gallery, Parsons School of Design, N.Y.C.
1982 The Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, N. Y.
1980 S. U. N. Y., Plattsburgh (in association with 1980 Olympics)
1979 B. E. L. Gallery, West port, Ct.
1979 Washington Art Association, Washington, Ct.
2008 Palm Beach Art Fair (Featured artist in connection with Etra Fine Art)
2008 Gallery 384, Catskill, N.Y. (Jan-April)
2007 Gallery 384, Catskill, N.Y. (Sept-December)
2007 Palm Beach Art Fair/In connection with Etra Fine Art and Barbara Pacci Gallery
2005 Art Basel, Miami (Featured Artist) In connection with Etra Fine Art
2005 Etra Fine Art, Miami - Brodsky, Negret and Ospina, Curated by Alicia Restrepo
2005 The Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, Connecticut, "Three Voices"
2002 Studio 18 Gallery, "Transformations,"
1994 The Painting Center, Soho, N.Y.C.
1992 M-13 Gallery, Soho, N.Y.C. "Eccentric Abstraction"
2009 Westbeth Gallery
2007 Palm Beach Art Fair/In connection with Etra Fine Art and Barbara Pacci Gallery
2007 Etra Fine Art, Miami "Emanations"
2007 Westbeth Gallery, curated by Jack Dowling
2007 Cheryl Pelavin Gallery, curated by Val Dubasky
2006 Cheryl Pelavin Gallery
2006 Westbeth, NYC "Summer Light"
2005 Art Fair, Verona, Italy - In connection with Barbara Paci Gallery
2005 Barbara Paci Gallery, Pietrasanta, Italy
2002 Champions of the Arts: Auction and Sale to benefit NYFA, Tribeca Rooftop
2001 Studio 18 Gallery, "Small Works"
2001 Sotheby's (In connection with the New York Foundation for the Arts).
"Buying Time," Curated by William Stover, (Boston Museum of Fine Arts)
2000 The Whitney Museum, THE AMERICAN CENTURY; PART II 1950-2000
2000 Guild Hall, East Hampton Elizabeth Mann, Curator, Juried by Raphael Rubenstein
1999 Westbeth Gallery, NYC,"Private Mythologies," Curated by Elisa Decker
1998 Westbeth Gallery "The Power of Drawing" curated by Beverly Brodsky
1997-98   Broome Street Gallery, New York Artists Equity Invitational,Soho, N.Y.C.
1996 The Painting Center, "Juried Show," by Deirdre Scott, Soho, N.Y.C.
1994 ALJIRA Foundation, "Art of The Decade," Newark, NJ
1994 Elsa Mott Ives Gallery, "Our Town," by Eugenia Foxworth, N.Y.C.
1993 Galerie Bernard Steinmetz, Bonn Germany
1992 Blondies' Contemporary Art, "High", Soho, N.Y.C.
1992 Janice Scharry Epstein Museum, West Bloomfield, Michigan
1992 Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Michigan
1990 Lorhl Gallery, Mönchengladbach, Germany (Also Neuss and Dresden)
1989 Parsons School of Design, Main Gallery (13th St.) N.Y.C.
1988 The Jewish Museum, "Danger, Deliverance, and Art"
1988 The Triangle Artists' Workshop, Pine Plains, N.Y. Karen Wilken, Curator
1985 The Houghton Gallery, Cooper Union, N.Y.C.
1984 City Gallery, "And Peace Attend Thee" N.Y.C.
1983 Ruth S. Harley University Center Gallery, Adelphi University
1983 Yeshiva University Museum, NYC
1963 World House Gallery
1982 Jewish Book Month (Jewish Welfare Board Commission)
1981 New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, "THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES," Prokofiev
1980 Long Wharf Theatre, "THE BEACH HOUSE," and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games/ Performances, Lake Placid, N. Y. (National Fine Arts Committee), supported by the National Endowment For The Arts
1977 Phoenix Dance Theatre Season/Cubiculo Theatre, New York City
1971 Fete de L'Oliviers, Grasse, France
2004 The Henry Bergh Honor Award ASPCA
2004 NCSS-CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book (Book Award)
2004 Best Children's Book of the Year (Outstanding Merit) -- Bank Street College
2000 The New York Foundation for the Arts (Painting)
1990 The Monchengladbach Exchange Program (Painting)
1988 The Triangle Artists' Workshop (Painting)
1980 National Endowment for the Arts Poster Commission
1980 National Fine Arts Committe Medal (1980 Olympics/Performances) and exhibition (Painting)
1979 Connecticut Commission on the Arts (Painting)
1976 Caldecott Honor Medal "The Golem"
2007 The Villager Art Review Dec 19-25, Abby Luby
2007 Who's Who In American Art
2007 Who's Who In The World
2006 Concept Magazine, Miami EXPRESSION, Etra Is Fine Art, Rachel Miller
2005 Lincoln Road Magazine LRM, Miami "Expressions: PURE ART", Christina Figueredo
2005 Art Verona 05, L'Arte e i suoi Percorsi, Catalago 2005 - Verona Fiere
2005 Who's Who of American Women
2005 Greenwich Time
2005 The Redding Pilot
2001 Kirkus Magazine, "Buffalo"
2001 Sotheby's Catalog for NYFA, William Stover
1994 Promotional Copy for The Guggenheim Museum exhibition, Soho
1990 The New York Magazine, "A Change of Art"
1991 Juni Magazin Fur Kultur & Politik, "Eighteen From New York" Clemens Weiss
1988 The New York Art Review, Forward by Mary Boone, American References, Inc.
1986 The Washington Post, Perry Nodelman
1986 The Detroit News
1980 Art Direction Magazine (Cover design and feature)
1977 The New York Times Book Review, Frederick Buechner
1976 The New York Times Book Review, Wallace Markfield
1974 Print Magazine, Martin Fox, Editor
2006 Art in a Box, The Marshall Islands, in collaboration with Valentina Dubasky
2004 Poets House,Soho - Watercolor demo and reading
2003 The New School "About Color and Painting"
2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Obihiro, Japan Guest Presenter
2001 Sotheby's (In Connection with NYFA) "About Painting"
2000 Oneonta State College - Center for Multicultural Experiences
1996 University and College Designer's Conference (On Watercolor)
1996 Hebrew Union College - Panel Discussion and Guest Lecturer
1994 Arizona State University at Tucson - Graduate School "About Art and Censorship" Artist Resident
1988 The Brooklyn Museum - about "The Story of Job"
1988 The Triangle Artists' Workshop (On Painting)
1989 Michigan State University - guest presenter
1986 Michigan State University
1983 The Everychild American Conference - Guest presenter
1984 Harvard University, "The Language of Imagery"
1980 S U N Y / Plattsburg, Guest Lecturer
1979 Western Washington State College at Bellingham - Guest Lecturer and Resident
1978 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1977 The University of California at Berkeley
BOOKS - written and illustrated
2006 "BUFFALO"(second printing) [Fitzhenry & Whiteside]
2003 "THE DREAMTIME”, A Work in Progress
2003 "BUFFALO", With Native American Poetry (Henry Bergh Award, ASPCA) [Marshall Cavendish]
1986 ”THE STORY OF JOB”, Old Testament [George Braziller]
1984 ”THE PURIM PLAYERS”, by Barbara Cohen [Lothrop, Lee and, Shepard]
1982 ”GOOSEBERRIES TO ORANGES”, by Barbara Cohen [Lothrop, Lee and, Shepard] (Notable Book Award)
1979 ”SECRET PLACES”, Autobiographical [J.B.Lippincott]
1977 ”JONAH”, Old Testament [J.B.Lippincott]
1976 ”THE GOLEM”, A Jewish Legend [J.B.Lippincott] (Caldecott Medal)
1975 FOREST OF THE NIGHT, by John Rowe Townsend [J.B.Lippincott]
1975 “SEDNA, AN ESKIMO MYTH” [Viking/Penguin]
1974 “THE CRYSTAL APPLE“, A Russian Tale [Viking/Penguin]