Painting and Drawing
The painting and drawing programs were the first in the nation to hire artists as teachers, based on their professional record. Six regular faculty members, one lecturer, and recurring visiting faculty teach drawing and painting classes at all levels. The current faculty is diverse and exhibits regularly and widely, including venues in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, St, Louis, Cincinnati, Atlanta, and New Orleans. Nationally and internationally renowned artists are invited to the School each year to lecture, present their work, and critique student work.
Ann Pibal, MFA Painting, 1995, receives the 14th annual Rappaport Prize, $25,000, given to one artist each year. The prize is associated with the de Cordova Museum. More information can be found at: http://www.decordova.org/rappaportprize/2013/index.html.