Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Diana Kurz

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1977

Diana Kurz is an Austrian-born feminist painter who is known for her Remembrance series, which explores the experiences of her family members during the Holocaust. Her family fled from Austria to England and then the United States and she spent much of her childhood in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Kurz earned a B.F.A. from Brandeis University and an M.F.A. in painting from Columbia University. She was awarded a Fulbright Grant in 1965 to live and paint in France. Her works range from nude figures, to still life, to personal memorials, to feminist art. She has exhibited in the United States and Europe alike.



Diana Kurz worked in the Adams studio.

Given to the MacDowell Association by Margaret Adams of Chicago, the half-timbered, stuccoed Adams Studio was designed by MacDowell Fellow and architect F. Tolles Chamberlin ca. 1914. Chamberlin was primarily a painter, but also provided designs for the Lodge and an early renovation of the main hall. The studio’s structural integrity was restored during a thorough renovation in…

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