1. — Gail (Mazur)has already written about how we met and so I will assume it will work for both of us. I rarely invite people to our house on instinct, but after seeing Cathy’s work for perhaps the first time when she showed at the ICA in Boston, I sensed that you were artists who I wanted to get to know. I was not not mistaken, Since that time we have seen a lot of each other but not as much in recent years as I would want. Yet every time we get together is a special time for me, full of respect and love, good food and art and gossip. Our trip to China was special for both of us and its memories have resonated over the years since. I hope we have many more in the years to come.
2. — Here is my standard short CV. The longer one stretches to more pages than I would ever want to print, though for this insanely special web site, quantity doesn’t seem to matter. Suffice it to say that I am proud to be a survivor of nearly fifty years in the trade, starting in 1960, while still at Yale with my first show in New York. www.michaelmazurart Michael Mazur Michael Mazur, educated at Amherst College (’57) and the Yale School of Art (’61), is well known for a remarkable body of work in painting, drawing and prints. Since his first show in New York in 1960, his work has been exhibited yearly and may be found in the collections of nearly every major museum in the U.S; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, The Whitney Museum, The Chicago Art Institute, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, L.A.MOCA, The Pennsylvania Academy and The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Natonal Museum of American Art and its counterpart in Australia at Canberra and the Musee des Beaux Arts, Montreal, Museo Di Castelvecchio, Verona, The British Museum, among others. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has an archive collection of the artist’s complete work in prints as well as major paintings and drawings and Monotypes. The two Dante Inferno sets, the monotypes from 1993 and the set of etchings with text from 2000 have been shown in 17 locations around the country and Internationally. Sets are in public and private collections including the British Museum, the Yale Art Gallery, the Houghton Library at Harvard, The Boston Atheneum and Museum of Fine Arts, The Minneapolis Art Institute and the Cantor Center,Stanford U. He has taught in leading universities and art schools, notably the Rhode Island Scool of Design (’61-64), Brandeis University (’65-’75) and Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Over the years his work has been represented in Boston by Barbara Krakow and in New York by Robert Miller, Barbara Mathes, Joe Fawbush and Mary Ryan who presently represents him. He lives and works with his wife, the poet Gail Mazur in Cambridge and Provincetown Massachusetts.
— April 2007