Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media

Rosemarie Koczy

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media
Region: Croton-on-Hudson, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1980, 1981

Rosemarie Inge Koczy (3/5/1939-12/12/2007) was an artist and teacher known for her many works about the Holocaust. She was born in Recklinghausen, Germany and though her parents were both Roman Catholics, they were ethnically and racially Jewish and thus subject to Nazi persecution. She was deported at age 3, surviving in two different concentration camps until liberation in 1945. Koczy left Germany in 1959 to attend Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Geneva, where she graduated with honors. She became an American citizen in 1989 and taught in Croton-on-Hudson, NY for the last 20 years of her life.

Koczy’s art is concentrated upon tapestry. She exhibited twice in Geneva and produced more than 70 works in 15 years. She earned commissions and residencies from the Guggenheim Museum and MacDowell and she was the first female recipient of the Francis Greenburger Award. Her work is housed in institutions all around the world.



Rosemarie Koczy 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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