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<p>Sheldon Strober. Image courtesy of the artist.</p>

Artist Sheldon Strober was born on a farm near Stockton, New Jersey in 1941. His current works are based on his environment and experience with it. The imagery is abstracted to advance certain structural and emotional elements that evoke personal perceptions with the viewer. Each work is unique in expression and style as it communicates the essence of the imagery. Most works are drawn from attraction to the hills, forests, waterways, and historical architectural structures that appear in Bucks County and the adjacent Delaware Valley.

Sheldon Strober, an outlier in major respects, has learned from many whose works fill contemporary American museums. He studied those who work from memory and imagination, expressed in a manner as to evoke what is assumed beyond the visible. Strober's formal education includes, a B.S.A. Ed. from Kutztown University, an M.A. in ceramics and printmaking from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, and an M. Ed and Ed.DCTA in Art and Art Education from Columbia University. He served as an artist/teacher in the Hunterdon County public school system for thirty years, where he innovated several art based curricula as head teacher. While maintaining studios and refurbishing period homes in Hunterdon and Bucks, he exhibited widely, and was a coadjutant at the the College of New Jersey. Strober has amassed a myriad of honors and awards in both art and art education, is in several prestigious private and personal collections, and is a Geraldine R. Dodge Fellow.

Sheldon Strober. Image courtesy of the artist.

Education & Community

B.S. in Art Education, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 1964
M.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1968
M.A., Columbia University, New York City, NY, 1977
Ed.D. in Art, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 1980

Connection to Bucks County

Though he currently lives in Philadelphia, Strober spent a great deal of time living and working in Bucks County, PA. He had studios in Buckingham, Point Pleasant, New Hope, and Solebury Township and exhibited widely throughout the county.


Strober cites Justin Schoor (Columbia University), Hui Kwa Kong (Rutgers University), and Elizabeth Hurwitz (Kutztown University) as inspirational mentors.

Awards & Appointments

Distinguished Student honors in Columbia Doctoral Program, 1979
Purchase Prize, Best In Show, Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 1982
Honorable Mention, Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, NJ, 1986
NJ State Development and Publishing Grant for the Creasthetics Program for the Gifted, 1991
Second Place Poster Winner, Lambertville Shad Fest, Lambertville, NJ, 1992
Artist/Education Grant, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, 1993
NJ State Best Practices, award for Creasthetics Program for the Gifted, 1994
Second Prize, Tinicum Civic Association, Bucks County, PA, 2001
Honorable Mention, Tinicum Civic Association, Bucks County, PA, 2003
Second Prize, Black is the Color, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, Fall 2007
First Honorable Mention Prize, Think Green, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, March-May 2008

Teaching Assistant, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 1964
Teaching Assistant, Columbia University, New York City, NY
Department Head, Scotch Plains Junior High School, Scotch Plains, NJ, 1964-1967
Head Fine Arts Teacher and Adult Art Teacher, Hunterdon Central High School, Hunterdon, NJ, 1968-1995
Co-adjunct Professor in Art and Art Education, The College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ, Spring and Fall semesters 1981-1985
Thousand Islands Crafts School, Clayton, NY
Printmaking Council of New Jersey, North Branch, NJ

Philadelphia Photographic Society
Philadelphia Sketch Club, 2003-present
The Plastic Club, 2007-present
Salem Arts Roundtable, 2008-present


Solo Exhibitions
Ziegfield Gallery, Teachers College Columbia, 1976
Manhattan Savings Bank, 41st Street Branch, New York, NY, 1979
Barger Mill, Carversville, PA, 1983
Linked by Nature
, Stover Mill, Upper Black Eddy, PA, 2003, 2006
Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
Salem County Open Artists Studio, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Group Exhibitions
Hunterdon Art Alliance, Lambertville, NJ, 1986-1991
100 Years of Printmaking
, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
The Nature of Happiness
, New York Law School Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2005
Quattro Amici Group Shows, Various Cafes, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2007
La Morte Il Reposo
, Wallingford Community Art Center, Wallingford, PA, 2005
Contemporary Visions
, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA, 2006
Project to End Homelessness,
Rosenburg Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2006
Trimbur/Henry Gallery, Doylestown, PA, 2006-2007
, The Gallery at P.F.S., Philadelphia, PA, 2008
First Impressions Gallery, Salmen, NJ, 2007-2009
Celebration of Philly Artists
, Holy Trinity Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2009
Galleria Deptford, Deptford, NJ, 2010
Down Under Group of Five
, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
Board Members and Workshop Monitors Exhibit
, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2010
Bucks County and the Philadelphia Sketch Club
, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, 2010
Quattro Amici Plus
, Cooper Gallery, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, 2010
Art in City Hall,
Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Permanent Collections
Hunterdon County Courthouse
Hunterdon County Library
Hunterdon County Uplands Park Project Portfolio
Hunterdon Central Regional High School
Teachers College, Columbia University

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