Discipline: Literature

Janet Abrams

Discipline: Literature
Region: Bloomfield Hills, MI
MacDowell Fellowships: 1995

Janet Abrams originally pursued work as a critic and administrator in the art field, but eventually developed a strong desire to create art of her own. She returned to school to study ceramics, and is now a sculptor who draws inspiration from the shapes and forms in the world around her, both organic and man-made. She uses a variety of materials, including clay, plaster, rubber, and wax.


Phi Beta

Janet Abrams worked in the Phi Beta studio.

Funded by the Phi Beta Fraternity, a national professional fraternity of music and speech founded in 1912, Phi Beta Studio was built between 1929–1931 of granite quarried on the MacDowell grounds. The small studio is a simple in design, but displays a pleasing combination of materials with its granite walls and colorful slate roofing. Inside is…

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