biography of Shirley Edith MOSKOWITZ (1920)

Birth place: Houston, TX

Addresses: Oberlin, OH; Phila.

Profession: Painter, sculptor, teacher, cartoonist, lecturer

Studied: Mus. Sch. Art, Houston; Rice Univ. (B.A., 1941); Oberlin College (M.A., 1942); Morris Davidson, NYC ; C.B. Moody; R. Henry; Mrs. G.A. Volck; E. Langham; E.B. Bessell; B.J. Ploger; R. Joy.

Exhibited: Texas General Exh., 1944, 1946; Mus. FA Houston, 1936-44 (prize for oil painting, Houston Artists Exh.), 1945 (prize), 1946; Texas FAA, 1945, 1946; Akron Art Exh., 1946; Ann. Oil & Ann. Watercolor, PAFA, 1953, 1957 & 1969; PAFA Ann., 1958; AWCS, NAD, 1963; Allen Art Mus., Oberlin, 1946 (solo), Sullivan Lib., 1948 (solo),1956 (solo); Temple Univ., 1968 (solo); regional show, Cheltenham (PA) Art Center, 1962 (second prize for sculpture); Paley Lib., 1970 (solo); Woodmere Art Gal., 1968 (solo), 1970 ( Charles Smith Sculpture Prize); Gal. 500, Lafayette Hills, PA, 1970s.

Member: PAFA; Texas FAA; AEA; Woodmere Gal. AC; Phila. WCC (secy., 1968-70); Norristown Art Lg., (pres., 1965-66)

Work: Allen Mus. Art, Oberlin, OH; Congregation Beth Yeshuren, Houston; Har Zion Temple, Phila.

Comments: Preferred media: acrylics, woods. Positions: art ed., The Rice Owl, Rice Inst., Houston. Teaching: Sidney Lanier H.S., Houston, TX, 1943; Houston College for Negroes, 1944-45; Univ. Texas, Austin, spring 1943; Houston Public Schools, 1943-46; Oberlin Public Schools, 1946-47.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series.