Mark Freeman

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Mark Freeman
Born (1908-09-27)September 27, 1908
Zaleszczyki, Austria
Died February 6, 2003(2003-02-06) (aged 94)
New York City, U.S.
Nationality American
Education Columbia University
National Academy of Design
Known for Painting, Printmaking

Mark Freeman (September 27, 1908 – February 6, 2003) was an Austrian-born American artist, "whose prints and paintings from the 1930s chronicle a seminal period of New York City’s architectural growth in a style that has been described (by Will Barnet) as a beautiful blend of the poetic and historical."[1][2]


Freeman was born in 1908 in Zaleszczyki, Austria, and came to New York City in January 1923.

Freeman had a BA from Columbia College, a Bachelor of Architecture from Columbia University, a Master of Architecture from Columbia, and a Diploma of Art and Archaeology from the Sorbonne in Paris. He also studied at the National Academy of Design.[3]

He and his wife Polly Allen (who died before him) were married for 67 years. They had two sons and seven grandchildren.[1] Freeman died in 2003 in New York City.

Administrative art offices[edit]

  • 1972-1988 President, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
  • 1975-1977 President, American Society of Contemporary Artists
  • 1975-1976 President, League of Present Day Artists
  • 1977-1979 President, Audubon Artists[4]
  • 1976-1983 Vice-President, NYC Artists Equity Association
  • 1976-1983 Vice-President, Artists Welfare Fund
  • 1976-1992 Chairman, Art Committee, Lotos Club, New York
  • 1978-1982 Advisory Board, “Who’s Who in American Art”
  • 1978-1983 Editor, NYC Artists Equity Newsletter
  • 1978-1983 Coordinator, Artists Welfare Fund
  • 1983-1988 Consultant, NYC Artists Equity
  • 1981-1988 Board of Trustees, Artists Fellowship
  • 1988-2003 Advisory Board, Artists Fellowship


  • Honorary Life President, Audubon Artists
  • Honorary Life President, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic
  • Associate Member, National Academy of Design (A.N.A.)

Selected exhibitions[edit]

Represented in permanent collections[edit]



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