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Suzanne Ruth Klotz, American artist. Craftsman fellow National Endowment for Arts, 1975, 78, National Education Association fellow for performance and dance, 1983.


Klotz, Suzanne Ruth was born on October 15, 1944 in Shawno, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Arthur Paul and Margaret Ruth (Pollard) Klotz.


Klotz attended Washington University in St. Louis for two years of undergraduate education. She holds a BFA Degree from the Kansas City Art Institute, MFA Degree from Texas Tech University, and Secondary Teaching Certification from the University of Missouri Kansas City.


She has established numerous multi-cultural art programs, workshops, and exhibitions in several countries including Australia, Africa, Mexico, Taiwan, Israel, Palestine, and the United States. In 1990, Klotz was an artist-in-residence and arts consultant at the Jerry Mason Memorial Aborigine Centre in Berri, South Australia. Between 1990 and 1996 she arranged exhibitions and art collaborations between Israeli and Palestinian artists during guest artist residencies at Mishkenot Sha'ananim, a non-governmental, non-political, International Cultural Centre in Jerusalem.

In addition, the Palestine Children's Welfare Fund established a Palestinian Educators Scholarship Endowed Fund dedicated to Suzanne Klotz. Klotz's academic appointments include universities and colleges in Arizona, California, Texas and Utah. Her art has been exhibited in over 300 exhibitions internationally since 1972 and is in numerous private and public collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Phoenix Art Museum and El Paso Museum of Art.


  • Klotz received the 2013-14 Bi-National Fulbright Scholar Award (Aman, Jordan). Other grants and awards include the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Change Inc, the New York Artists' Fellowship, Capelli d'Angeli Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arizona Artists' 3-D Fellowship, an Arizona Governor's Award for Women Who Create and Educate, a City Improvement Award for a commissioned public park sculpture, and Texas Tech University's Most Distinguished 2-D Graduate Alumni Award.


  • Other Work

    • Principal works exhibited in numerous one-woman and group shows including Phoenix Art Museum, Museum South Texas, Corpus Christi, Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence, Kansas, Y. Texas, San Antonio, Schneider Museum Art, Ashland, Oregon, Mesa Centennial Conference Center. Childrens art unity workshops Senegal and Burkino Faso, 1995, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995. Works represented in numerous collections including National Museum American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Baha'i World Center, Haifa, Israel, Minnesota Museum Art, St. Paul, many others.


Arthur Paul Klotz

Margaret Ruth (Pollard) Klotz