Andrew S. Conklin

Andrew Conklin

Studio Leader, Critical Studies & Foundations Department

Andrew S. Conklin, a native of Chicago, Ill., is a figurative painter and educator. He received a BFA in drawing from the American Academy of Art and a certificate from the National Academy of Design in New York City. He also attended the Art Students League and The New School university.

Conklin's figurative paintings have garnered a number of major awards in venues nationwide, including the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, The Terra Museum of American Art, and Fairfield University.

In 1992, he received a Julius Hallgarten Prize at the National Academy Annual Exhibition. He is a three-time recipient of the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant, as well as George Sugarman and E.D. Foundation Grants. Among his portrait subjects are two U.S. District Court judges, W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., and A. David Mazzone. Other notable subjects include Dr. Theodore Ziolkowski, Dean of the Graduate School at Princeton University, and the Honorable Bruce Sundlun, Governor of Rhode Island.

Prior to joining the faculty at Harrington, Conklin taught in New York City at the Graduate School of Figurative Art, and at Parsons School of Design. The artist's work appears in the book New American Paintings, No. 29. He is a member of the National Arts Club in New York and is represented by Hoorn-Ashby Gallery and Portraits, Inc., both in New York City, and Lora D Art Gallery in Chicago.