www.atelierliz.com (Artwork of Elizabeth Delson)
I have been connected to the art world throughout my young life and fifty years of marriage. All of the images you see are the work of my wife, Elizabeth.
My artist father, Robert Delson, established community art centers throughout Florida for the WPA Federal Art Project, taught at the Institute of Design in Chicago under the direction of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, and at the end of WWII established his own community art center in Tallahassee, Florida. As a teenager, I was a teaching assistant in the Saturday children’s art classes at his art center.
After graduating in architecture from Pratt Institute, I commenced an architectural career of almost fifty years, including eleven years as director of design of a New York public benefit corporation that designed and built hospitals, nursing homes, mental health care facilities and correctional institutions throughout the state. Along the way, I was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
My first involvement with the Artists Alliance of East Hampton was at a new members slide presentation meeting at Guild Hall in 2000. My wife, Liz Delson, presented her paintings and prints, and I presented my (unbuilt) design for artists housing in New York City. The work I have shown in member exhibitions has primarily been photography. During the three years my wife Liz was treasurer of the Artists Alliance, I assisted her in the work of that busy office. Most recently, I wrote the new bylaws by which the organization is now governed.
When my wife Liz died in 2005, I set all else aside and embarked on a project to advance her artistic legacy by placing her work in public collections where it can continue to be seen and enjoyed by all. I have published a Catalogue Raisonné On The Web of her paintings and prints that can be seen at http://www.atelierliz.com.