Joan Dworkin
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I was born and raised in New York City, attending a vocational art high school, preparing me for my future career designing brochures, logos, book jackets, stationery and any other job given to me. While working, I attended Pratt Institute majoring in fine art.
I freelanced for Push Pin Studio in 1968, which lead to a 10 year staff position at New York magazine, designed by Milton Glaser. After leaving New York Magazine, I worked for many publications, eventually becoming Art Director for Good Food magazine.
After a long and successful career, I retired to pursue my early love of painting. I spend summers in upstate New York, painting landscapes en plein air. In the winter, I paint in my New York City studio; I like to change mediums and will do monotypes, watercolor, collage as well as oils. My paintings are based on reality.
My home in Treadwell, NY is open to the public for the annual Treadwell Stagecoach Run Art Festival in early July. In Sept 2012, I had a oil painting solo exhibition called “A Divided Life, between city and country”, at Bright Hill Word and Image Gallery in Treadwell. I give classes in Collage to both adults and children.