Patricia Tobacco Forrester
She graduated from Smith College with a B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1962 where she studied with Leonard Baskin, and from Yale University with a B.F.A. in 1963, and M.F.A. in 1965, where she studied with Chuck Close and Janet Fish.
She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1967. In 1992 she was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member, and became a full Academician in 1994. She won a 2005 and 2009 Artist Grant from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities.
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