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Photograph by Katie Chew, 2015.

About Susan

Susan W. Dryfoos, of Bucks County, PA, and New York City, is an artist, filmmaker, and writer. She served as Director of Times History Productions 1982 to 2000, collecting archives and producing oral and film histories of legendary New York Times personalities. Her films were nominated for many awards, including an Emmy, and in 1996, she won an Oscar nomination for her film The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story. Her book about her grandmother, Iphigene: The Memoirs of Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1983. In 2000, Susan was awarded a Visiting Artist Residence at the American Academy in Rome. Since 1999, she has served on the Board of Trustees of the Rhode Island School of Design.


Susan began painting full time in 2000. She studied with many superb teachers: Betty Edwards, David Leffel, Frank Arcuri, Gregg Kreutz, Wolf Kahn, Andrew Watel, Erik Koeppel. She continues to work with Niko Chocheli, a master artist and teacher, and has collaborated with him on several works.


Susan's paintings were first exhibited in 2005 at The Frame Carriage, Frenchtown, NJ. In October 2009 she had a one person show at Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN. She has since sold to private collectors.

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