Discipline: Visual Art

Vivien Abrams Collens

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1979, 1981, 1985

Vivien Abrams Collens is an abstract artist, working in sculpture, prints, painting, and large installations. Much of her work is inspired by urban environments and three-dimensional designs. Over the course of her career, Abrams Collens has taught at many schools and universities, and has received fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, and others.


New Hampshire

Vivien Abrams Collens worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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