Alan Feltus Biography

Alan Feltus




Painter and printmaker Alan Evan Feltus was born in Washington, D.C., on May 1, 1943, and was raised in New York City. His formal art training began in 1961 with a year of courses at the Tyler School of Fine Arts at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He then earned his BFA from Cooper Union, NY (1966), and his MFA from Yale University, CT (1968). He held his first solo exhibition at the American Acadmy in Rome, 1972, and has since exhibited in hundreds of solo and group shows throughout the US and in Italy, Belgium, and the Netherlands. He was awarded the Rome Prize Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, two Pollack Krasner Foundation Grants, the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from Cooper Union, and the Raymond P.R. Neilson Prize from the National Academy of Design.

In addition to his professional art career, he has taught art and lectured about art at the Dayton Institute, Ohio (1968-'70); American University, Washington, D.C. (1972-'84); and the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (2009-'10), where he was also the Fall semester artist-in-residence in 2006. His work is held in the collections of the American Academy in Rome and New York; the Cooper Union, NY; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash. D.C.; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Wash. D.C.; National Academy of Design, NY; California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Wash. D.C.; American University in Washington, D.C.; and many others. Feltus currently lives and works in Italy.

A full CV and list of exhibitions can be found on the artist's website.