Fritz Drury

Fritz Drury works from his studio in Brooklyn, focusing on narrative paintings that explore personally generated themes with extended socio-political significance. A recent painting is Rumpelstiltskin, a six-foot canvas suggesting an ideal state of human connection with the natural universe and the role of the painter/philosopher in mediating the divide between the self and the world. He was co-author in 2007, with Joanne Stryker, Dean of RISD's Foundation Studies Department, of Drawing: Structure and Vision, an introductory drawing textbook. He was the Chief Critic for RISD's European Honors Program in Rome for spring 2011. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the Yale School of Art in painting. In 2005 he was the recipient of RISD's John R. Frazier Award for Excellence in Teaching.

  • BA, Stanford University
  • MFA, Yale University


  • ILLUS-2012-04 Drawing I: Visualizing Space
  • ILLUS-3340-01 Virtual Reality Design For Science
  • ILLUS-2028-03 Painting II: Observation And Imagination
  • ILLUS-3108-01 Artistic Anatomy
  • ILLUS-3216-01 Advanced Painting
  • ILLUS-3108-01 Artistic Anatomy
  • ILLUS-4016-02 Senior Degree Project


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