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Michael Mazur '57
The Robert Frost Library Fellow, 2004
Michael Mazur is "one of the most creative artists working in New England ... nationally recognized as a master of contemporary printmaking" wrote Clifford S. Ackley, head of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, on the occasion of Mazur's one-man retrospective at the MFA in 2000. He has been active in reviving the monotype process, expresses strong social commitment in much of his work, and has illustrated literary works, notably Robert Pinsky's translation of Dante's Inferno.
Michael Mazur studied with Leonard Baskin, Gabor Peterdi, and Bernard Chaet, and holds degrees from the Yale School of Art and Architecture. He has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Brandeis University, and Harvard University, and was the recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship.
His work has been displayed on dozens of occasions in museums and galleries, including his 1997 exhibition at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst, "Branching: The Art of Michael Mazur," a thematic retrospective covering the entire span of his career.
Michael Mazur will be in residence during the week of October 18, meeting with students individually and in class settings. All members of the Friends are encouraged to attend his public talk on Friday, October 22.