Michael Mazur (1935-August 8, 2009) was primarily a printmaker and painter. His work was both figurative and abstract and his subjects ranged from landscapes to social documentation. Working in the studio in 1990, Mazur’s work had a free form gestural quality to it. He created larger scale pulp paintings full of vibrant colors and affect. In Mazur’s After Turner, the pleasures of what has been abstracted from the landscape are romantically celebrated in a slab of paper pulp torn from a storm.
Born and raised in New York City, Mazur attended the Horace Mann School before receiving a BA from Amherst College. He later earned an MFA from the Yale School of Art and Architecture.
Workspace Program artist-in-residence 1990