Wesleyan portrait of David  Schorr

David Schorr

Professor of Art

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BA Brown University
BFA Yale University
MAA Wesleyan University
MFA Yale University

David Schorr

A native of Chicago, educated at Brown and Yale, David Schorr works and resides in New York City and Middletown. He has been Professor of Art at Wesleyan since 1971 where he has taught printmaking, drawing, typography, book design, graphic design and calligraphy. He has been a Fulbright Scholar three times, to Italy in 1975, where he worked at the Calcografia Nazionale and to India in 1998 and 2001. He still goes to India  from time to time where he is adjunct professor at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad. He has also been a fellow a number of times at Tamarind Institute (America's foremost shop of fine arts lithography), and recently had a fellowship at the study center in Bogliasco (Liguria, Italy).

He is represented by Mary Ryan Gallery in New York City where he shows regularly. In addition has had solo shows in Chicago, Milan, Rome, Naples, Paris, Athens, Toronto, Montreal, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Copenhagen. His work has been reproduced extensively in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry Magazine, and most significantly The New Republic, for which he has done over two hundred portraits. Schorr has illustrated numerous books, among them Parallel Lives, by Wesleyan author Phyllis Rose and four volumes of the fables of La Fontaine and a collection from Baudelaire. His next show, FLYING CARPETS, will be at the ZIlkha Gallery at Wesleyan in autumn 2016 and Mary Ryan Gallery in New York in January 2017.

His work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Art (Washington), The Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Fogg Museum (Harvard), The New York Public Library, The Israel Museum (Jerusalem), The Morgan Library, and the Museum of Modern Art, among others. The Yale University Art Gallery just acquired his set of sixty engraved portraits of writers, Unconstraining Voices.

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On Sabbatical until Fall 2018. 


Tuesday 10–12, 2–4 or Wednesday morning by appointment


Fall 2018
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