Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Irving Kriesberg

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: New York, NY
MacDowell fellowships: 1970, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982

Irving Kriesberg (3/13/1919 – 11/112009) was an American painter whose work combined elements of Abstract Expressionism with figurative elements of human and animal forms. He was born in Chicago and earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He then traveled to Mexico City where he lived, worked, and studied at La Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas. Kriesberg later received his M.A. in cinematography from New York University. His work is featured in solo and group exhibitions all across the United States and he held teaching positions at Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Yale University, City University of New York, and Columbia University. His accolades include two Ford Foundation grants, two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Awards, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, a MacDowell Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Foundation Memorial Award.



Irving Kriesberg worked in the Alexander studio.

Originally designed to be a visual art gallery, this facility was built in memory of the late John White Alexander and funded by Elizabeth Alexander and their son James. John White Alexander is highly regarded as a portrait painter and, in the early part of the 20th century, served on…

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