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artist

Joan Root, American artist. Purchase awards Boston Printmakers, 1981, Charlotte Printmakers, North Carolina, 1981, Dulin Gallery of Art, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1980; fellowship Rotary International, Florence, Italy, 1973-1974.

Background

Root, Joan was born on February 21, 1944 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Robert and Betty Root.

Education

Bachelor, City College of New York, 1965. Master of Arts, City College of New York, 1968. Master of Fine Arts, American University, 1973.

Master of Arts, Dominican University, Florence, Italy, 1974.

Career

Faculty, figure drawing, New York University, New York City, 1986-1989;faculty, art history, School for Visual Arts, New York City, 1988;associate professor art department, Stern College for Women, New York City, 1984-1990;curator, Rock Creek Gallery, Washington, 1991-1993;art historian, Smithsonian Tours and Seminars, Washington, since 1994. Visiting artist Corcoran School of Art, Washington, since 1997. Board directors Washington Print Club.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Illustrator: (book of poetry) Shape of Light: Poems by James Wright, 1986.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, swimming, traveling.

Connections

Married Andrew J. Pierre, June 16, 1995.

father:
Robert Root

mother:
Betty Root

spouse:
Andrew J. Pierre