Harriet Shorr

Harriet Shorr (1939 – 9 April 2016, New York), was an American artist, writer, poet, and professor known for large-scale, realistic still-life paintings. After receiving her BFA from Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1962, Shorr returned to Swarthmore College where she completed her Bachelor's two years prior, to teach art. Until 1974, Shorr was the director of their Studio Arts Program. In 1971, she was selected as a McDowell Fellow. Shorr was a member of the Foundation’s Artists Advisory Committee that initiated and developed the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program as a service to living artists. She was a professor emerita of art and design at Purchase College. Her works are in the collections of the Chicago Art Institute and the Brooklyn Museum, among others.