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artist , educator , photographer

Renata Urbach Rainer, American Artist, photographer, educator. Certified art specialist grades K-12, New York. Recipient History Superior vena cava syndrome award for excellence Lower Hudson Conference History Agilysys and Museum, 1988; grantee New York Council for the Humanities, 1989. Member The Ground Glass (founder, past president).


Rainer, Renata Urbach was born on May 20, 1928 in Vienna, Austria. Came to the United States, 1940. Daughter of Robert and Lola (Finkelstein) Urbach.


Bachelor cum laude, City University of New York, 1949. Master of Arts cum laude, Columbia University, 1967.


Graphic designer, Newsweek magazine, 1949-1952;freelance graphic designer, New York City, 1952-1965;art specialist, Irvington Public Schools, New York, 1968;art specialist grades K-8, Pocantico Hills Public School, North Tarrytown, New York, 1968-1971;adjunct assistant professor, Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York, 1980-1990;adjunct associate professor studio art and photography, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, since 1990. Advisor Pelham (New York) Art Center Gallery, 1980-1990, Rye (New York) Arts Ctr.Gallery, since 1994. Lecturer art history State University of New York, Purchase, 1982-1985.

Speaker New York Council for the Humanities, 1988-1990. Artist-in-residence WestchesterPub. Schools, 1990-1994.


  • Certified art specialist grades K-12, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Solo exhibitions include Bridge Gallery, White Plains, New York, 1981, Butler Gallery-Marymount College, Tarrytown, 1984, Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, California, 1986, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 1988, Benham Gallery, Seattle, 1997, Wainwright House, Rye, New York, 1997, Luchsinger Gallery, 1999, Greenwich Academy, Connecticut, 1999, Brownson Gallery, Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York, 2004. Curator 150 Years of American History by American Photographers, Pelham Art Center, New York, 1989, The Feminine Focus: Photographs of Women and Women Who Photograph, Greenburgh Town Hall, Elmsford, New York, 1991, Photography Now: Facts and Fantasies, Rye (New York ) Arts Center, 1994, 95, Of Time and the River, Hastings (New York ) Gallery, 1995, Pelham Arts Center, 1995, Faces, Through the Lens: Time, Space and Matter, Rye Arts Center, 1998, Photography: Intimate Encounters, the Mentoring Relationship, Rye Art Center, 2002. Exhibited in group shows at Hopkins Center, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1976, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, 1977, Bridge Gallery, White Plains, 1978, Focal Point Gallery, City Island, New York, 1980, Fig Tree Gallery, Fresno, California, 1980, River Gallery, Irvington, New York, 1981, Pace University Gallery, Briarcliff, New York, 1982, Photographics Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut, 1984, Museum Gallery, White Plains, 1985, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.

      Y., 1988, Katonah (New York ) Gallery, 1988, Candace Perich Gallery, Katonah, 1997, Brownson Gallery, Purchase, New York, 1990-2000, Gallery on the Hudson, Irvington, 1998, Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill, New York, 1999, Westchester Biennial 2000, Castle Gallery, College New Rochelle, New York, 2000, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld, New York City, 2000, Westchester Arts Council Gallery, 2001, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, New York, 2002, The Neuberger Museum Art, State University of New York, Purchase. Included in Black a& White Photography Manifest Visions, 2000, Imaging the River, The Hudson River Museum, 2003-2004, Winter Solstice IV Arts Exchange, White Plains, New York, 2005-2006. Public collections include Library.

      Research Center National Museum Women in Arts, Washington, 1990, Boca Raton Museum Art, Florida, 1992, Lyndhurst National Trust History Preservation, Tarrytown, New York, 1996, Neuberger Museum Art, Purchase, New York, 2000, Pfizer Art College, Purchase, 2000, Metromedia Fiber Network Headquarters, White Plains, 2001, The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, 2002, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University Texas, Austin.


Member The Ground Glass (founder, past president).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, gardening, cross country skiing.


Married George F. Rainer, February 6, 1949. Childen: Nina H. Price, Andrew A. Rainer.

Robert Urbach

Lola (Finkelstein) Urbach

George F. Rainer