Shorr, Harriet

Born 1939, died 2016. Shorr was a highly influential artist and professor who directed Swarthmore’s Studio Arts Program from 1963 to 1974. Her paintings frequently centered around colorful, large-scale depictions of nature and still life, and were praised for her technically accomplished and emotionally rich aesthetic. She shared her vision in her book The Artist’s Eye: A Perceptual Way of Painting. She was professor emerita of art and design at Purchase College, Shorr was also an accomplished writer and poet who published and illustrated the collection Poems with Pictures. Her works are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute and the Brooklyn Museum, among others. Kathy collaborated with Harriet as master printer and plate maker from 1980 through 1989. 


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