About the Artist
Elaine Spatz-Rabinowitz was born in the Bronx, New York City, and now lives and works in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she has shown widely, principally at the Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston. Her signature works of oil paintings on cast, pigmented Hydrocal plaster are held in numerous public and private collections, among them the Addison Gallery of American Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Spatz-Rabinowitz is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Bunting (now Radcliffe) Institute, and the Massachusetts Cultural Foundation. Alongside an active career making and exhibiting paintings, sculptures and drawings, she worked as a set designer with Peter Sellars on some of his most notable international productions. In 2013, Spatz-Rabinowitz traveled with The Arctic Circle expeditionary residency program to the north pole for two weeks on an ice-class tall ship, returning with over 2,000 digital photographs. Professor of Art Emerita of Wellesley College (2008), she has been teaching Painting to intermediate and advanced students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University since then.
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