Ellen Feinberg (SHS 1972)

Artist, Painter

From her first days in Scarsdale, Elen Feinberg seemed destined for a career in art.
Her four years at Cornell University confirmed that her talents and her dreams were perfectly matched. On graduation, she was presented with the Faculty Medal of Art.
Equally impressive, she was also voted Class Marshall by her classmates. Two years on full scholarship followed at Indiana University where Feinberg earned a Masters in Fine Arts.

Feinberg has taught in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of New Mexico since 1978. She has been Acting Dean of the College of Fine Arts there and Chair of the department as well.

Her art work and her considerable teaching skills have secured her Guest Artist Lecturships and Visiting Artist status throughout the world from Ferencsik Janos Zeneiskola School, Balatonfured, Hungary to the St. James Centre for Creativity, Valletta, Malta. She has participated in Group Exhibitions from the Adler Planetarium, Chicago, IL to Saks Fifth Avenue, New York where she was the Featured Painter. Her works are also part of public collections at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Washington & Jefferson College Art Museum, the Fairfax Hospital, and Delta Airlines in Orlando, Florida.

No wonder she gets calls for her painting. Consider this review from a Los Angeles newspaper. “Feinberg has moved from suffusing the glow of the sublime . . .through her landscapes to composing her scapes entirely from and with that glow. As such, her pictures have left the ground completely.”

Feinberg has the distinction of being among the few artists to be honored in their lifetime. In 2000, the U.S. government gave her a Fulbright Scholars Award to Germany. She was nominated as International Woman of the Year in 1999, and selected for inclusion in Asia’s Who’s Who of Men & Women of Achievement in 1995, Who’s Who in American Art in 1989 and this year in Who’s Who in American Education.