School of art

School Notes: School of Art
July/August 2017

Marta Kuzma |

Esteemed professor retires

In May, Professor of Painting and Printmaking Rochelle Feinstein finished teaching her last course after 22 years of educating artists at Yale School of Art. Feinstein has been an inspiration to students and colleagues alike, with a rigorous, open, and brave practice as an artist and teacher. At the school, developing the LAB course—a close reading of the pictorial devices, conceptual positions, pedagogies, and contexts surrounding the practice of painting in America from the mid-1950s to the mid-1990s—Feinstein shaped not only the student experience but the painting and printmaking program as a whole.

In tribute to Feinstein’s large impact on the program, an anonymous student review states: “There is a radiance about Rochelle’s history, experience, and intellect that permeates the studio air, imbuing it with an undeniable charge to push the work further and further.” A 2017 Rome Prize recipient, Feinstein will continue her practice in Rome this fall, followed by a retrospective of her work at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in 2018.

Norfolk Summer School’s 69th year

This summer, 26 undergraduate art students from across the country will converge on the historic Battell Stoeckel estate in Norfolk, Connecticut, for the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art. These outstanding students have been selected to study painting, photography, drawing, printmaking, the moving image, and performance for six weeks. The program at Norfolk combines teaching and lectures by resident and visiting artists with a rigorous studio practice. The program has become the preeminent undergraduate summer art residency in the United States.

The Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art was established in 1948 as part of the bequest of the Ellen Battell Stoeckel estate. Through the generosity of this trust, the full expenses of tuition, room, and board are covered by a fellowship grant to each student approved for admission.

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