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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Howard Fussiner, 1923-2006

Painter Howard Fussiner died on Tuesday in New Haven.

Howard Fussiner's biographical entry at

Born in New York City, he studied at the American People's School, the Art Students League from 1946-47, Cooper Union, 1947-49, and New York University, 1949-52. He was a Humanities Instructor at Morehouse College, 1952-55, Professor of Art at Colby Jr College from 1958 to 60, and Professor of Art at Southern Connecticut State from 1960 to 1988.

Fussiner continued working right up to his death, painting luminous scenes of the Maine landscape he loved, as well as playful pictures of summer parades. When I visited his home studio during City-Wide Open Studios last month, he was proud that his work had been featured in two books published this year (Paintings of Maine by Arnold Skolnick and Carl Little, and Artists Next Door: A Great City's Creative Spirit, edited by Cheever Tyler).

The memorial service will be this Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. at the Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven.


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