Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts
|Affiliation||instructor,color & visual organization|
|Director||Edward John Stevens jr.|
|David John Rush|
|Location||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Colors||blue and white|
|Affiliations||Newark Public Schools|
Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts (NSFIA) was a city-run vocational and art school in Newark, New Jersey. Opened in 1882 as the Evening Drawing School, its name was changed in 1909 to the Fawcett School of Industrial Arts, and changed again in 1928 to the Newark Public School of Fine and Industrial Art. The name was shortened to Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art some time later. It moved into a new building in 1931.
A number of well-known artists served on the faculty at Newark over the years, including the prolific illustrator and graphic designer Irv Docktor. Others included Enid Bell, Gustave Cimiotti, Hannes Beckman (design and color), Hillaire Hiler (color), Joseph Konzal (sculpture), Gerson Leiber (print making), Leopold Matzal (portrait), Reuben Nakian (sculpture), Robert Conover, Leo Dee, Jane Burgio, and Grigory Gurevich.
The school closed its doors in 1997 when, in the midst of a budget crisis for the Newark public school system, it was decided that public schools would only operate K-12 schools. The school was originally housed within the same building as the Newark Arts High School. The college moved from that facility due to lack funding in the early 1990s and was relocated to Lyons Avenue until its 1997 closure.
- William Armstrong (born 1931), painter, sculptor, scenic
- Aaron Burns (graphic designer)
- J. Clayton "Clay" Conroy
- Leo Dee
- Carla Dunlap
- Don Martin
- Santo Pezzutti
- Eli Reed
- Bill Sienkiewicz
- Grif Teller
- Charles Waterhouse
- Cupper, Dan (2003). Crossroads of Commerce: The Pennsylvania Railroad Calendar Art of Grif Teller. Stackpole Books. ISBN 0-8117-2903-6. p. 27
- A Drive through Newark James Betelle, where are you?
- Sharkey, Joe. "Going Once, Going Twice: A School of Art., New York Times, January 12, 1997. Accessed December 09, 2009.
- Chiles, Nick. "Long-lived Newark arts school closes after its 18-month scramble for aid fails". Newark Star-Ledger, February 1, 1997. Accessed February 8, 2010 via Newsbank.com. "After 18 months of scratching and scrambling to stay alive, the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts closed its doors yesterday, 115 years after it first opened to young artists throughout northern New Jersey. The school, which has produced generations of successful artists and designers, couldn't go on any longer after losing its funding from the Newark school system."
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- Peter C. Merrill, "German Immigrant Artists in America: A Biographical Dictionary", p. 174, Scarecrow Press, Jan 1, 1997