ⓘ Andre Racz

Andre Racz

ⓘ Andre Racz

Racz was born November 21, 1916 in Cluj, Romania. He attended the University of Bucharest graduating in 1935.

In 1939 he came to New York City as part of the Romanian Art Commission to the New York Worlds Fair. He remained in New York where he studied printmaking at the Atelier 17. In 1948 Racz became a naturalized citizen of he United States. Racz was the recipient a Guggenheim Fellowship. He also received a Fulbright resident scholarship, as well as a Ford Foundation Fellowship.

In 1951 Racz began his teaching career at Columbia University. He remained on the faculty for thirty two years teaching painting and sculpture. When he retired in 1983 he was named professor emeritus. He died on September 29, 1994 in Englewood, New Jersey.

Raczs work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art,