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.

Fall 2018 Courses

  • ILLUS-3216-01 Advanced Painting
  • ILLUS-3108-01 Artistic Anatomy
  • ILLUS-2012-04 Drawing I: Visualizing Space
  • ILLUS-8900-04 ISP Major
  • ILLUS-8900-08 ISP Major

Spring 2019 Courses

  • ILLUS-3108-01 Artistic Anatomy
  • ILLUS-2028-03 Painting II: Observation and Imagination
  • ILLUS-3342-01 Virtual Reality For Palliative Care
  • BA, Stanford University
  • MFA, Yale University


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