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Education and Training
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, Newark, New Jersey, 1946-1948
Art Student's League, New York, New York, 1949-1950
Eugene Karlin's Workshop School, New York, New York, 1951-
School of Visual Arts, New York, New York, 1964
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1970
Teachers and Influences
Teachers: Isabelle Stewart at the Newark Arts High School, Leopold Matzal at the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, L. Lent at the Tyler School of Art, and C. Koppelman at the School of Visual Arts. Klapholz studied with Georg Grosz for three months in1949, and later studied drawing with Eugene Karlin in his studio in New York.
Influences: Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Giogio Morandi, Goya, Diego Velasquez, Willem de Kooning, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Rembrandt, El Greco, Edouard Manet, Sigmund Freud, and Francis Bacon.
Connection to Bucks County
Klapholz lived in Point Pleasant, Bucks County, from 1962 to 1964 and in Solebury, Bucks County, from 1966 to 1971.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Klapholz was friendly with sculptor Karl Karhumaa, who lived in Solebury for many years.
Major Solo Exhibitions
Upper Street Gallery, London, England, 1974
Major Group Exhibitions
Montclair Museum, New Jersey, 1961
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,1962
Norfolk Museum Drawing Annual, Norfolk, Virginia, 1962, 1963
Teaching and Professional Appointments
Mercer County Community College, New Jersey, 1970-1978
Espace Croix Baragnon, Toulouse, France, 1990-1994
First Painting Prize, Escalquens , France, 1987