Jane Breskin Zalben
Pratt Graphics Center post-graduate in lithography 1972
Queens College (City University) B.A. in Art 1971 graduated, cum laude
High School of Music and Art, graduated 1967
Instructors I worked with at Queens College who influenced me:
Marvin Bileck – Caldecott Honor Medalist who helped get me into publishing.
Robert Birmelin – Printmaker – worked with Bob Blackburn
Eli Friedensohn - painter
John Ferren – color theory painter
Herbert Aach – Chemist and painter who had input in creating acrylic paint.
Introduced me to color field theory. Senior Thesis with him.
Richard Serra – Sculptor, taught me two / three-dimensional design
Free-lance art director/designer: Macmillan, Coward McCann, Putnam, Holt, Shocken, Parents’ Magazine, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Philomel (Putnam), Simon & Schuster.
Charles Scribners’ Art Director, 1975-1976
TY Crowell senior designer 1974-1975
Henry Holt & Co Art Director 1973-1974
The Dial Press, assistant art director 1971-1972
The School of Visual Arts – 1975-1993 (Writing, Illustrating, Designing Books)
Hofstra University Publishing Program Writer’s Conferences: 1984, 1992, 2005
Kellogg Foundation Residency / 1999
Rice University Writer’s Conference Houston, Texas 1994
Vassar Publishing Institute Summer, NY 1988