Alumni of the Program include some of the most distinguished practitioners in the field of art education and the history of twentieth-century art. As we enter the twenty-first century our alumni continue to define the field, working in higher education, schools, communities, museums and studios across the nation and internationally.
(1913 - 1970)
Known for his appropriation of paintings, sculptures, and performances by 20th-century masters such as Picasso, Warhol, Duchamp and Pollock. A central member of the appropriationist movement in 1980s New York, Bidlo associated with Philip Taaffe and Sherrie Levine.
(1922 - )
Artist and Art Educator, New York University
Professor emeritus of New York University and former Chair of the Department of Art and Arts Professions, 1975-2005. Founder/director of the New York University studio art program in Venice, 1974-2006; and co-director of the International Center for Advanced Studies in Art. She has had numerous one-person exhibitions and participated in more than 54 group shows, biennials and art fairs. Angiola took her Ed.D. in Art Education in 1970 and taught in the Program from 1996-2006. She is author of the classic text Art for Preadolescents.
(1925 - )
Ceramic Artist and Educator, Pennsylvania
Completed his graduate degree from Columbia University Teachers College in 1952. Taught ceramics at state colleges in Iowa and later New York; spent forty years in the Industrial Design Department and Crafts Department at Philadelphia College of Art (now The University of the Arts) in Philadelphia. Received honorary doctorates from both the Maine College of Art and University of the Arts, and awards from the College Art Association and the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. Daley has been long associated with Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and is one of the foremost ceramic artists in the United States.
(1905 - 1987)
Director of the Education Department at MoMA
Studied at Teachers College Columbia University between 1920 and 1930. Head of the art department at the Fieldston Schools from 1926 to 1948 and taught at Columbia TC (1934-42), New York University (1965-72) and Southampton College (1969). He was a pioneer in art education and the director of the education department at the Museum of Modern Art for more than 30 years. Among his writings is the classic text Assemblage: A New Dimension in Creative Teaching in Action and Art for the Family.
Edmund Burke Feldman
Weaver and Educator, Kean College, New Jersey
A fine arts teacher for almost 30 years at Kean College, a Distinguished Fellow in the National Art Education Association, and the author of many books and technical papers on the crafts disciplines. Greenberg was one of the early founders of the New York–based University Council for Art Education.
(1921 - 2012)
National and International Art Educator
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
Hurwitz's career in art education spanned 50 years and included teaching at all levels, as well as serving as supervisor of art in the Miami-Dade County (Fla.) school system, the Newton (Mass.) Public Schools, and Chair of Art Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. During his tenure in Massachusetts, he studied at Teachers College and earned his doctorate in art education from the Pennsylvania State University. Hurwitz was active in international art education and served as president of both the National Art Education Association (NAEA) and International Society for Education through Art (INSEA). Among his co-authored works are the classic texts Children and Their Art and Memory and Experience.
John F. Lidstone
(1930 - 1994)
Dean of Education, Queens College, New York
Founder of the University Council in Art Education
The first dean of the School of Education at Queens College in New York and an authority on design in art education. Lidstone wrote numerous books and articles and was a contributing editor at School Arts Magazine. He provided leadership for the founding of the New York–based University Council on Art Education. Among his written works are the classic texts Design Activities for the Classroom and Working Big.
Martin is considered one of the great painters of the Abstract
Expressionist period and an iconic American artist. Her paintings of barely
there colors and lines have led some critics to characterize her as a
Minimalist, a categorization she rejected.
Martin attended Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham, Wash., then enrolled in the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
(1908 - 1995)
McNeil attended Pratt Institute, the Art Students League and Teachers College. He was one of the founding members of the American Abstract Artists group. McNeil was one of the few abstract artists whose work was selected for the New York World's Fair in 1939. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
Throughout his career as a painter, McNeil commanded a mastery technique, capable of creating paintings of rich texture, depth and color. In 1989, McNeil was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
(1934 - )
(1913 - 1967)
Ad Reinhardt was an abstract painter active in New York from the1930s to the 1960s. He was part of the movement centered on the Betty Parsons Gallery that became known as Abstract Expressionism. He was also a founding member of the Artists Club. He wrote and lectured extensively on art and was a major influence on conceptual art, minimal art and monochrome painting. Most famous for his "black" or "ultimate" paintings, he claimed to be painting the "last paintings" that anyone can paint. He believed in a philosophy of art he called Art-as-Art and used his writing and satirical cartoons to advocate for abstract art and against what he described as "the disreputable practices of artists-as-artists." He attended Columbia University from 1931 to 1935 and took painting classes at Teachers College.
Charles (Ed) Rossbach
(1914 - 2002)
Ralph A. Smith
Art Educator, Professor Emeritus of Cultural and Educational Policy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Artist in Residence, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, NYC
His father was William Stanley Wyatt, a painter and professor of fine arts at Columbia University and the City College of New York. Greg Wyatt graduated from Columbia College in 1971 with a B.A. in Art History and earned a master's degree in ceramic arts from Teachers College in 1974.