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artist , educator , writer

Merle Sue Spandorfer, American artist, educator, writer. Recipient award Baltimore Museum Art/Maryland. Institute Art, 1971, Governors prize and Purchase award Baltimore Museum Art, 1970, Outstanding Art Educators award Pennsylvania Art Education Association, 1982, Purchase award Berman Museum, 1995, Artist Equity award, 1996; grantee Pennsylvania Council Arts, 1989. Member American Color Print Society, Pennsylvania Art Education Association.


Spandorfer, Merle Sue was born on September 4, 1934 in Baltimore. Daughter of Simon Louis and Bernice P. (Jacobson) Spandorfer.


Student, Syracuse University, 1954. Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1956.


Member faculty Cheltenham (Pennsylvania) School Fine Arts, since 1969. Instructor printmaking Tyler School Art Temple University, Philadelphia, 1980-1984. Faculty Pratt Graphics Center, New York City, 1985-1986.


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    • One woman shows include Richard Feigen Gallery, New York City, 1970, University Pennsylvania, 1974, Philadelphia College Textiles and Science, 1977, Ericson Gallery, New York City, 1978, 79, Rhode Island School Design, 1980, Syracuse University, 1981, Marian Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, 1973, 78, 82, Temple University, 1984, Tyler School Art, 1985, University City Science Center, 1987, Governor's Residence, 1988, Wenninger Graphics Gallery, Provinceton, Massachusetts, 1989, Widener University Art Museum, 1995, Gloucester County College, 1996, Mangel Gallery, 1992, 97, 2000, 03, 06, Cabrini College, 1999, Mangel Gallery, 2006, Fireside Gallery, Devon, Pennsylvania, 2007, Sande Webster Gallery, 2010. Group shows Brooklyn Museum Art, 1973, San Francisco Museum Art, 1973, Baltimore Museum Art, 1970, 71, 74, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1972, 77, Fundacio Joan Miro. Barcelona, Spain, 1977, Delaware Museum Art, Wilmington, 1978, Carlsberg Glyptotek Museum, Copenhagen, 1980, Moore College Art, Philadelphia, 1982, Tyler School Art, 1983, William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1984, Arizona State University, 1985, Tiajin Fine Arts College, China, 1986, Beaver College, Philadelphia, 1988, The Port of History Museum, Phils.

      , 1987, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chong Qing, China, 1988, Glynn Vivian Museum, Swansea, Wales, 1989, Philadelphia Museum Art, 1990, Foreign Museum, Riga, Latvia, 1995, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, 1996, American College, 1997, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Philadelphia, 1997-2010, Rowan College, 1997, Villanova University, 1998, University Pennsylvania, 1999, University of the Arts, 2001, Rosemont College, 2008, State Museum PA, 2008, Ambre Gallery, Bethlehem, 2009, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, 2010. Others. Represented in permanent collections Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, Paper Museum, Kyoto, Japan, Museum Modern Art, New York City, The Israel Museum, Baltimore Museum (governor's prize and purchase award 1970), Philadelphia Museum Art (purchase award 1977), Toyoh Bijutsu Gakko, Tokyo, Library of Congress, Temple University, Colgate University, Reading Museum.

      Commissioned works represented in University Pennsylvania Institute Comtemporary Art, 1991. Co-author: Making Art Safely, 1993, State Museum Penn., 2009, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, 2010.


Member American Color Print Society, Pennsylvania Art Education Association.


Married Lester M. Spandorfer, June 17, 1956. Children: Cathy, John.

Simon Louis Spandorfer

Bernice P. (Jacobson) Spandorfer

Lester M. Spandorfer

Cathy Spandorfer

John Spandorfer