Previous Gropius Artists
Jessica Abel (b. 1969) is an American comic book writer and artist, known as the creator of such works as Life Sucks, Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, Soundtrack, La Perdida, Mirror, Window, Radio: An Illustrated Guide (with collaborator Ira Glass), and the omnibus series Artbabe.
Alan Feltus was born in Washington, D.C. in 1943 and grew up in Manhattan. He studied for one year at Tyler School of Fine Arts in Philadelphia before receiving his BFA in 1966 from Cooper Union and his MFA in 1968 from Yale University. He has received many awards for his work that include the Rome Prize Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Grant in Painting, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant in Painting, two Pollock Krasner Foundation Grants in Painting, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from Cooper Union, and the Raymond P.R. Neilson Prize from the National Academy of Design.
Warren MacKenzie is a North American craft potter. He grew up in Wilmette, Illinois the second oldest of five children. MacKenzie is well known as a teacher. Since 1952 he taught at the University of Minnesota, where he is a Regents' professor emeritus. His students have included Randy Johnston, Dick Cooter, Mike Norman, Jeff Oestreich, Wayne Branum, Mark Pharis, Barbara Diduk, Paul Dresang, Shirley Johnson, Michael Brady, and Sandy Simon.
Koo Schadler graduated from Tufts University in 1984 with a BA in Art History. After graduation she traveled throughout Europe and eventually settled in Florence, Italy so she could look at Renaissance art daily. After returning to the states in 1986, she moved to California where she was introduced to egg tempera through artist Chester Arnold at the College of Marin. Schadler is a Master painter of The Copley Society of Boston, a contributing editor at The Artist’s Magazine, and a board member of the Society of Tempera Painters. Her paintings and drawings are in more than 400 private and corporate collections and many museums nationwide.