Advertisement
HomeCollectionsPratt Institute
IN THE NEWS

Pratt Institute

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
July 12, 2003
Richard H. Morton, an award-winning artist who worked primarily in watercolors, died in his sleep Sunday at his home in Aberdeen. He was 81 and had emphysema. Born in Dallas, Mr. Morton served in the Army during World War II and then studied art at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He taught art at several universities in the Southwest as well as in Mexico, and had his own art school in Oklahoma. He went on to work as a civilian graphic artist for the Army in Oklahoma before being transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1980.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
June 2, 2014
This year's recipient of the $1,000 Hannah Hirsch Cohen Art Scholarship Award winner is a Bel Air High School artist, Gracie Rothey, of the Class of 2014. Rothey is on her way to The Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the fall to study digital art and animation. Not only did Rothey's lovely portfolio express her skills as an artist, but her teacher's comments, grade point average and the essay she submitted as part of the application show that she is a worthy all around academic student with the drive and determination necessary to make the most of higher education, according to the award announcement.
Advertisement
NEWS
June 2, 2014
This year's recipient of the $1,000 Hannah Hirsch Cohen Art Scholarship Award winner is a Bel Air High School artist, Gracie Rothey, of the Class of 2014. Rothey is on her way to The Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, N.Y., in the fall to study digital art and animation. Not only did Rothey's lovely portfolio express her skills as an artist, but her teacher's comments, grade point average and the essay she submitted as part of the application show that she is a worthy all around academic student with the drive and determination necessary to make the most of higher education, according to the award announcement.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
The woman behind the interiors of many of Baltimore's significant buildings celebrates this year the 15th anniversary of the founding of her business, Portnoy Levine Design Associates or PLDA. Raised in Connecticut and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York, Portnoy struck out on her own in 1998. Her business now employs nine people at its St. Paul Street offices and counts among its dozens of clients the University of Maryland, for which its work includes the School of Journalism, the new Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and the forthcoming bioengineering building.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
The pictures Cary Beth Cryor snapped were of pain, glory, family and self. Her photos told silent stories of aging relatives, of endless happiness and of souls bared.Ms. Cryor, 49, who died Sept. 20 of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital, was a Baltimore free-lance photographer-storyteller, who just "seemed to find a good story in everything," colleagues and relatives said.A resident of Northeast Baltimore, Ms. Cryor was an associate professor of fine arts at Coppin State College, where she taught visual arts and photography courses, and an archivist for the Afro-American newspaper in Baltimore.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
The woman behind the interiors of many of Baltimore's significant buildings celebrates this year the 15th anniversary of the founding of her business, Portnoy Levine Design Associates or PLDA. Raised in Connecticut and educated at the Pratt Institute in New York, Portnoy struck out on her own in 1998. Her business now employs nine people at its St. Paul Street offices and counts among its dozens of clients the University of Maryland, for which its work includes the School of Journalism, the new Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and the forthcoming bioengineering building.
NEWS
November 4, 1990
Joan Abel of Annapolis has been appointed to the board of directors of the Charles Carroll House of Annapolis Inc. She has also been elected vice president of the corporation, which is a non-profit organization established in 1987 to raise funds and restore Carroll House, the birthplace of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.Abel, a native of Brooklyn, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and has pursued advanced studies in urban design at Columbia University.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1999
John Blair Mitchell, a noted painter, printmaker, photographer and former art department chairman at what is now Towson University, died Sunday of cancer at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 78 and lived in Cub Hill.Mr. Mitchell joined the college's faculty in 1949 and was chairman of the art department from 1951 to 1957 and from 1963 to 1965. He coordinated the department's graduate art program from 1963 until 1991, when he retired.He worked in various media -- painting, graphics, ceramics and photography -- in his studio at home.
NEWS
November 22, 1998
Ralph L. Wickiser, 88, a painter and teacher who founded the fine arts graduate program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., died Oct. 27 in a nursing home in Riverhead, N.Y. A modernist abstract painter, Wickiser drew much of his imagery from nature, particularly, in the last two decades, from the landscape near Woodstock, N.Y., where he had lived since 1975.Gerard Grisey, 52, one of the most important French composers of the generation after Pierre Boulez, died Wednesday in a Paris hospital.
NEWS
July 6, 1998
Lawrence Campbell, 84, an art critic who painted and taught for many years, died Tuesday in New York. He taught most extensively with the Art Students League, where he began studying painting in 1946. He also taught at Brooklyn College for many years and, from 1959 to 1990, at the Pratt Institute.Winfred Earl "Bud" Hopton, 93, who as a young FBI agent was involved in the shooting of notorious criminal "Pretty Boy" Floyd, died Friday in Nashville.Aram Glorig, 92, a leading expert on the effects of noise in the workplace, whose work helped untold numbers of people with deafness or hearing loss, died June 22 in San Clemente, Calif.
NEWS
July 12, 2003
Richard H. Morton, an award-winning artist who worked primarily in watercolors, died in his sleep Sunday at his home in Aberdeen. He was 81 and had emphysema. Born in Dallas, Mr. Morton served in the Army during World War II and then studied art at the Pratt Institute in New York City. He taught art at several universities in the Southwest as well as in Mexico, and had his own art school in Oklahoma. He went on to work as a civilian graphic artist for the Army in Oklahoma before being transferred to Aberdeen Proving Ground in 1980.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | September 28, 1997
The pictures Cary Beth Cryor snapped were of pain, glory, family and self. Her photos told silent stories of aging relatives, of endless happiness and of souls bared.Ms. Cryor, 49, who died Sept. 20 of kidney failure at Good Samaritan Hospital, was a Baltimore free-lance photographer-storyteller, who just "seemed to find a good story in everything," colleagues and relatives said.A resident of Northeast Baltimore, Ms. Cryor was an associate professor of fine arts at Coppin State College, where she taught visual arts and photography courses, and an archivist for the Afro-American newspaper in Baltimore.
NEWS
July 17, 1991
Dorothea A. Benson, 82, retired chairman of the art department at Towson Junior High School, died Sunday at her home on Valley Lane in Towson of pneumonia and cancer.Funeral services will be at 9 p.m. today at the Lemmon-Mitchell Wiedefeld funeral establishment, 10 W. Padonia Road in Timonium.Mrs. Benson retired in 1973 after teaching at the school for 20 years.After her retirement, she continued to paint scenes of Towson and northern Baltimore County.The former Dorothea A. Anderson was a native of Bethlehem, Pa., and a graduate of the Pratt Institute in New York, where she studied commercial art. She later earned a bachelor's degree at the Maryland Institute and a master's degree at Towson State University.
NEWS
November 2, 1990
A memorial service for Leonard G. Schrader, a retired district sales manager for the Westinghouse Electric Corp., will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Saters Baptist Church, Falls Road andSaters Lane, Brooklandville.Mr. Schrader, who was 84 and lived on Nightingale Way in Lutherville, died of respiratory illness Tuesday at Union Memorial Hospital.He retired in 1971 after serving as South Atlantic district manager since 1948 and expanding the district's sales offices for electrical equipment from eight to 12.The New York City native started working for Westinghouse in 1926 after his graduation from the Pratt Institute.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.