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artist , educator

Anthony Pena, American educator, artist. Recipient Outstanding Achievement award International Art Competition, New York City, 1988. Recording secretary Committee to Preserve the Wyckoff House, Brooklyn, 1969-1971; vice president Save The Flatbush Town Hall Committee, Brooklyn, 1972-1975. Member United Federation Teachers (chapter leader since 1976).

Background

Pena, Anthony was born on June 13, 1953 in Brooklyn. Son of Vincent and Mercedes (Gonzales) Pena.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts cum laude, Hunter College, 1976. Master of Fine Arts, Brooklyn College, 1980. Master of Science, Brooklyn College, 1980.

Career

Special educator, Board Education, New York City, 1976-1991;coordinator, The Adaptive Technology Center of Manhattan, since 1991;director, The Art Group, Brooklyn, 1978-1979;artist, Latest Wrinkle Gallery, New York City, 1983;artist, Emerging Collector Gallery, New York City, 1986;artist, The Palm Gallery, Brooklyn, 1987;artist, Salle Polyvante Ouverte-Sur-Oise, France, 1987;artist, Helio Gallery, New York City, since 1989;coordinator, Adaptive Technology Center, New York City, since 1991. Board directors Park Slope Artists Council, Brooklyn. Member Professional Issues Committee, 1987-1989.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author poems, 1979. Performer: New York Avante-Garde Festival, The Penny Ready Made Corporation, 1980. Video director 1982 (best technical award).

      Printmaker, 1981, exhibited in Brooklyn Museum Lending Gallery.

Membership

Recording secretary Committee to Preserve the Wyckoff House, Brooklyn, 1969-1971. Vice president Save The Flatbush Town Hall Committee, Brooklyn, 1972-1975. Member United Federation Teachers (chapter leader since 1976).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: paleontology, history, automotive design.

Connections

Married Patricia Halpin, June 18, 1974 (divorced May 1978). Married Vicki Lynn Verhey, June 29, 1986 (divorced May 1993). 1 child, Vincent Larrea.

father:
Vincent Pena

mother:
Mercedes (Gonzales) Pena

spouses:
Patricia Halpin

Vicki Lynn Verhey

child:
Vincent Larrea Pena