Marilyn Friedman – The Art Students League

Marilyn Friedman

Marilyn J Friedman, Running Figure IV, 2017, fired clay, 20 x 40 x 36 inches

Marilyn J Friedman studied drawing, painting, and sculpture at the Art Students League of New York; attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the University of Siena, Italy; and received a B.A. in Art History and Sculpture from Stony Brook University.

She has won numerous grants and awards for her portrait, figurative, and abstract works, including four consecutive Nessa Cohen Grants for Sculpture from the Art Students League; the Excalibur Bronze Award for Portraiture, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; Katherine Thayer Hobson Award for Portrait Sculpture, Pen & Brush Club; Gold Medal of Honor for Sculpture, National Arts Club; Youth Awards Commendation, National Sculpture Society; In Memorium Award for Sculpture, 73rd Annual Allied Artists of America Exhibition; and the Dessie Greer Prize for Portrait Sculpture at the National Academy of Design 161st Annual Exhibition. She is a recipient of the 2014 Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant in recognition of her work as a sculptor.

Her work has been exhibited at galleries and sculpture gardens throughout the Northeast. Her sculpture is in many private collections, including the Art Students League’s Permanent Collection, and she has created commissioned sculpture for Kohler, Lufthansa, and Absolut. Ms. Friedman’s career includes consulting for the Department of Conservation at the Museum of Modern Art.

Ms. Friedman has taught at the Vytlacil Campus of the Art Students League, was a sculpture instructor at Parsons School of Design, and has been on the sculpture faculty of the National Academy School, where she gave the illustrated lecture, “From Naturalism to Abstraction.”

Please follow the links below for Ms. Friedman’s summer classes:

Marilyn J Friedman & Jeff Buckland
Marilyn Friedman


Art Students League Classes

Marilyn Friedman Saturday 1:00 to 2:30 pm $99 This newly offered LIVE and Interactive class will be conducted over Zoom, with one or two weekly 90-minute online meetings as specified above. Learn from demos, lectures, critiques, and discussions. Plus at-home assignments and the community of your fellow artists. All times Eastern. July registration is now CLOSED. Registration for August opens July 22.
Marilyn Friedman Sunday 9:00 am–12:30 pm $130 Registration is not open for this fall-session class. Please check back later in the summer for information on fall classes.