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William Scott Pfaffman, American sculptor. Recipient award National Studio Program, 1983, annual award in art American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1985; resident Sculpture Space, 1986; fellow Pollack Krasner Foundation, 1987; grantee New York State Council on Arts, 1987. Project developer New York City Artist Housing Program, Brooklyn, 1986-1991; director Shell Foundation, since 1995.


Pfaffman, William Scott was born on July 10, 1954 in Albany, Georgia, United States. Son of Roy Alton and Corabel (Scales) Pfaffman.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Auburn University, 1976. Postgraduate, University Alabama, Huntsville, 1976. Master of Arts, City University of New York, 1978.


Curator Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 1980-1992. Director Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, 1989-1992, artist-in-residence, 1983. Visiting artist Reed Deer (Alberta, Canada) College, 1985, New York State College Ceramics, Alfred, 1985, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1985, Edinborough (Pennsylvania) College, 1987, Erie (Pennsylvania) Art Museum, 1987, John F. Kennedy High School, Bronx, New York, 1987.


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  • Other Work

    • One-man show City University of New York Graduate Center Mall, 1982. Exhibited in group shows, since 1976, including Birmingham (Alabama) Museum Art, 1976, The Clocktower, New York City, 1984, State University of New York, Purchase, 1984, American Academy and National Institute Arts and Letters, New York City, 1985, Queens Museum, 1985, Sculpture Space, Utica, New York, 1986, Erie (Pennsylvania) Art Museum, 1987, Willis Gallery, Detroit, 1988, Sander Gallery, New York City, 1988, München Gladbach, Federal Republic Germany, 1991, Picnic Mass, Brooklyn, 1993, The Drawing Room, Amsterdam, Holland, 1994, Galerie Seghaier, Vienna, Austria, 1994. Commissions include Artpark Sculpture Commission, 1984, New York City Department General Services, 1988.

      One-person installation Roermond, Holland, 1992.


Project developer New York City Artist Housing Program, Brooklyn, 1986-1991. Director Shell Foundation, since 1995.


Roy Alton Pfaffman

Corabel (Scales) Pfaffman