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artist , educator

Cynthia Maris Dantzic, American artist, educator. Mellon grantee, 1984, Long Island University faculty research grantee, since 1985; recipient Newton Teaching Excellence award, 1988, Trustees award single work, 1990, Trustees lifetime award for Scholarly Achievement in art and art education Long Island University, 1999, 40 year faculty medal Long Island University, 2007.

Background

Dantzic, Cynthia Maris was born on January 4, 1933 in New York City. Daughter of Howard Arthur and Sylvia Hazel (Wiener) Gross.

Education

Student, Brooklyn Museum Art School, Brooklyn, 1947—1950. Student, Bard College, 1950—1952. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Yale University, 1955.

Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1963.

Career

Teacher art Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1955-1958. Head art department Bentley School, New York City, 1958-1962. Coordinator art progressive, instructor North Shore Community Arts Center, Roslyn, 1962-1964.

Instructor art CUNY-Bronx, New York City, 1963-1964. Faculty Long Island University, Brooklyn, since 1964, professor, since 1975, chair art department, 1980-1986, senior professor, since 2009. Adjunct associate professor art Cooper Union, 1992—1999, adjunct professor art, 1999—2002.

Lecturer, presenter in field.

Works

Membership

Trustee Park Slope Civic Council, since 1991. Member American Association of University Professors, International Society Copier Artists, Long Island University Faculty Federation (executive committee since 1975), College Art Association, Society Scribes (board governors since 2003), New York Society General Semantics (board member since 2010), Photography and Imaging.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano; travel. Collecting Americana and primitive art.

Connections

Married Jerry Dantzic, June 15, 1958. 1 child, Grayson Ross.

father:
Howard Arthur Gross

mother:
Sylvia Hazel (Wiener) Gross

spouse:
Jerry Dantzic

child:
Grayson Ross Dantzic