Stoddard Art Leture with John Zinsser

Zinsser was born in New York City in 1961, and moved to New Haven as a young child when his father, writer and editor WIlliam Zinsser, accepted a teaching position at Yale.  John attended an arts high school and was an American History major at Yale with a concentration in art history.

Zinsser first exhibited his paintings in 1981.  A major influence of his work is the abstract expressionist movement. After graduation, he moved back to New York, where he had the opportunity to meet and work with several important abstract expressionist painters. He has devoted himself to his art since then and currently maintains a studio in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn.
Zinsser’s work has been part of major national and international solo and group exhibitions.  He has lectured widely on the topic of contemporary art practices and teaches at New School University and New York Academy of Art. Zinsser is the co-founder of the Journal of Contemporary American Art and a contributing writer for numerous publications, including Art in America and Flash Art. He is the nephew of Edward and Nancy Walworth, who were long-time New Canaan residents.
The Stoddard Art Lecture Series.

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