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Bernard Kassoy, native New Yorker, painter, and printmaker, is a visual artist whose work ranges through many disciplines and media.
A graduate of both the City College and the Cooper Union Art School, with BS and MS degrees, he began his career as a painter on the New York City Federal Art Project in 1936. He became a teacher of fine arts in the NYC high schools, and taught as an adjunct at the City College and the National Academy. Kassoy has exhibited widely in group and one-man shows, winning awards in painting and pastels. His latest one-man show was an exhibition of etchings at the Pioneer Gallery in Cooperstown, NY, in 1996.
In addition to his work in painting and printmaking he has designed and painted stage sets for summer and community theater, done editorial cartoons for the New York Teacher News, 1950-1960, served in World War II, 1942-1946, as a United States Army photographer, and free-lanced in illustration.
Kassoy is represented in many private and public collections, including the Butler Institute of American Art and the New York State Historical Association, and is listed in professional publications such as Who's Who in American Art, American Printmakers, Contemporary Graphic Artists, and others. He is presently a member of New York Artists Equity Association, the American Society of Contemporary Artists, the Pastel Society of America, and the Print Consortium.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director