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Donald Jay Saff, American artist, educator. Recipient Patrick Gavin Memorial prize award Boston Printmaking Association, 1966; Fulbright grantee Italy, 1964-1965; University South Florida grantee, 1969-1970; Florida Endowment for the Arts grantee, 1980. Member National Council Art Administrators (founder, director 1973-1975).


Saff, Donald Jay was born on December 12, 1937 in Brooklyn. Son of Irving H. and Rose (Koslow) Saff.


Bachelor of Arts, Queens College, 1959; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1960; Master of Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, 1962; Doctor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1964; postgraduate, Istituto Statale di Belle Arti, Italy, 1965.


Lecturer, Queens College, City Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1960-1964; assistant professor, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1964; instructor printmaking and design, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, summers 1965, 66; associate professor, U. South Florida, Tampa, 1965-1967; department chairman visual arts, U. South Florida, 1967-1971; professor department visual arts, U. South Florida, 1967-1982; associate dean, U. South Florida (College Fine Arts), 1971; dean College Fine Arts, U. South Florida (College Fine Arts), 1971-1977; director graphic studio, U. South Florida (College Fine Arts), 1968-1976, 85-; distinguished professor, U. South Florida (College Fine Arts), 1982; director, curator, Rauschenberg Overseas Culture Interchange, since 1984. Guest lecturer history of the print Lowe Museum, Florida, 1972, Washington University, St. Louis, 1972, U. Alaska, 1974, Northwestern University, 1981. Member Pennell committee Library of Congress, since 1978.


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    • Author: Printmaking: History and Technique, 1976, (with Deli Sacilotto) Screen Printing: History and Technique, 1979. One-man shows of prints, since 1960, including, Trend House Gallery, Tampa, Florida, 1974, Getler/Pall Gallery, New York City, 1979, 80, Texann Ivy Gallery, Orlando, Florida, 1979, Russell Sage College, New York City, 1979, Tom Lutrell Gallery, San Francisco, 1980, Edison Community College, Fort Myers, Florida, 1980, Galleria Dell'Arte Moderna, Udine, Italy, 1981, numerous groups shows, including, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Clearwater, 1974, Brooklyn Museum, 1976, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, 1980, Cramer Gallery, Washington, 1980, Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York City, 1980, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York City, 1981. Represented in permanent collections, Library of Congress, Washington, Brooklyn Museum, Museum Fine Arts, Boston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, Boston, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Philadelphia Museum Art, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, New York University, New York City, Nelson Rockefeller Collection, New York City.


Member National Council Art Administrators (founder, director 1973-1975).


Married Ruth E. Simon, 1960. Children: Stephen M., Jeffrey M.

Irving H. Saff

Rose (Koslow) Saff

Ruth E. Simon

Jeffrey M. Saff

Stephen M. Saff