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artist , educator , painter

Marilyn Joan Turtz, American artist, painter, educator. Certified teacher New York. Recipient 1st place in tile art, Museum Stony Brook, New York, Excellence award, Long Island Development Corporation, Artist in Residence Weir Farm Trust, Connecticut, 2004; Arts for Transit grant, Metropolitan Transit Authority, New York City, 1992, Centennial Celebration grant, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1999.


Turtz, Marilyn Joan was born on January 23, 1955 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Isidore and Elsie (Shapiro) Turtz.


Student, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1973—1974. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Pratt Institute, 1978. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, Brooklyn College, 1985.


Museum educator Brooklyn Museum, 1977—1979. Art teacher Brooklyn Friends School, 1978—1987, 1990—1991. Director Baccalaureate's By and for Youth Museum Brooklyn Arts Council, 1998—2001, director, artist, educator, since 2000.

Consultant in field.


  • Certified teacher New York.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Home Grown Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1992, West Harbor Gallery, Oyster Bay, New York, 1994, First Story Gallery, Louisville, 1994, Discovery Gallery, Sea Cliff, New York, 1994, 1997-1998, Gallery North, Setauket, New York, 1997, Matera, Italy, 1997, New York Institute of Technology, Central Islip, New York, 1999, Gallery Emanuel, Great Neck, New York, 2000, Heckscher Museum Art Bryant Library., Roslyn, New York, 2001, Dolan Gallery, Locust Valley, New York, 2003, exhibited in group shows at Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1990, 1998, Guild Hall, Easthampton, New York, 1989, Charles A. Wustum Museum Fine Art, Racine, Wisconsin, 1991, Home Grown Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, 1992, Bowery Gallery, New York City, 1993, Lizan Tops Gallery, East Hampton, New York, 1996, Bridgewater/Lustberg Gallery, New York City, 1997, Gallery North, Setauket, New York, 1997—2003, National Academy Design, New York City, 1998, 2000, Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York, 1998-1999, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York City, 1999, Cold Spring Harbor (New York ) Laboratories, 2000, Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, New York, 2001-2002, Hubert Gallery, New York City, 2002, Oklahoma Harris Gallery, 2003, represented in numerous public and private collections. Contributor articles to professional journals.

      Exhibited in group shows at The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum, Doctor of Medicine, 2004.


Active Artists Against Hunger, Sea Cliff, New York, 1996—2000, Visual Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, New York City, since 1998. Instructor Glen Cove Citizens Committee Against Substance Abuse, 1988—1990.


  • Other Interests

    Art, music, hiking.


Married Jonathan Block Friedman, July 1, 1982. Children: Charles Michael, David Lawrence.

Isidore Turtz

Elsie (Shapiro) Turtz

Jonathan Block Friedman

Charles Michael Turtz

David Lawrence Turtz