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Dash, Robert Warren

  • RWDash
  • Person
  • 1934 - 2013

Robert Warren Dash was an impressionist painter whose work is featured in collections at the Modern Art Museum in Munich, the Guggenheim Museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Philadelphia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Corcoran Gallery. He is also known for the Madoo Conservancy, a 2 acre organic garden in Sagaponack that has been recognized by National Geographic as one of North America’s best “secret” gardens.

Hester, James McNaughton

  • JHester
  • Person
  • 1924 - 2015

James Hester was the President of New York University from 1962-1975, as well as the President of the New York Botanical Garden from 1980-1989. He is recognized as an influential leader of NYU who helped to bring the university to its now internationally renowned status. He was also an advocate for urban private education and served on the President's Task Force on Higher Education and on the Board of the American Council on Education.

Hoglund, Erik

  • EHoglund
  • Person
  • 1932 - 1998

Hoglund studied at The Stockholm School of Art, Craft and Design from 1948-53 and went on to revolutionize the art of Swedish Glass. Between 1953 through 1973 he collaborated with Boda Glasswork and continued to partner with other artists thereafter. In the late 1970s, he began teaching at the Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and lecturing across the United States.

Maris, Bill

  • BMaris
  • Person
  • 1924-1986

William Austin Maris was born at his maternal grandmother’s house in Woodside, Queens, on October 28, 1924. Shortly after his birth, his mother returned with him to the family home in Steubenville Ohio. Maris’ father, Constantine Maris, had opened a photo studio in the 1920s, where his artistically-inclined mother, a photographer, printed in the studio’s darkroom, hand painted photographs and also designed and made costumes and backgrounds. Indeed, the entire Maris family was creative – his sister Minerva Maris Wagner would later become a professional photographer with the Miami Herald; another sister, Helen Maris, was also an artist . The young Bill Maris took up photography early on, recalling that by the age of seven he and his sister Minerva had begun setting up a large format camera on the street (no doubt supplied by his father’s studio) in order to photograph passersby. Maris graduated from high school during World War II and enlisted in the army as a photographer. Following the war, he relocated to the Lower East Side in New York, where he soon joined a professional and social circle of artists and photographers. He was loosely connected with the Photo League at this time, and made use of their accessible darkrooms. This period in New York would become a formative one for Maris politically, culturally and artistically, and from the late 1940s on, his work was concentrated in and around the city. In the early 1950s, Maris met his future business partner, former architecture student-turned master photographer Ezra Stoller, noted for elevating architectural photography to an art form. During their partnership, Maris photographed such landmark structures as the TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport (then Idlewild Airport), the Ford Foundation Building, and the Seagram Building. Maris and Stoller continued working together until the mid-1960s when they dissolved their business partnership (though the two remained on friendly terms). During the 1960s and early 1970s, Maris' architectural clients included I.M. Pei, Groupius's firm The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC), Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, Robert A.M. Stern, Julian and Barbara Neski, and Norman Jaffe, among others. He also completed numerous magazine assignments, primarily on the East Coast, for publications such as House & Garden, House Beautiful, and Traditional Home. His commercial clients included IBM and Avon Corporation. He also photographed the works of architects and designers Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Eero Saarinen and Frank Gehry, in addition to interior designers such as Jack Lenore Larsen and Timo Sarpaneva. Maris’ work has been acquired by institutions such as the Yale University Art Gallery and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s architecture and design collection. Maris died in New York, New York, on December 16, 1986.

Neski, Julian and Barbara

  • JBNeski
  • Person
  • 1927-2004, 1928-Present

Julian Neski (1927-2004) and Barbara Neski (1928-) were an architectural team based in New York City that helped revolutionize domestic design in the 1960s-1970s. Together, they designed more than 35 distinct vacation houses, many of which can be found in the East Hamptons.

Radford, Marie L.

  • Person
  • 1951 -

Marie L. Radford, became acting dean when Dr. Woodsworth was made Pratt’s acting provost on June 1, 2002. Marie Radford continued as acting dean of the School of Information and Library Science from 2002-2004. An associate professor at Pratt from 1996-2004, she was tenured in 2001. A Rutgers University alumna, Dr. Radford received her Ph.D. from Rutgers School of Communication and Information in 1993 and she holds an M.S.L.S from Syracuse University and a B.A. from The College of New Jersey. She is currently a professor in the Department of Library and Information Science and Director of the Ph.D. Program in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. She has authored many books in the library and information field, with a special focus on reference services.

Semel, Julie

  • JSemelMaris
  • Person
  • 1941-

Julie Semel was born in July 1941 in Brooklyn, New York. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rutgers University. She had a brief career in social work before beginning work with Bill Maris in 1969 when he hired her as an assistant. Over the subsequent years, Semel's creative role expanded to include collaboration on photographic works. They were married in 1977. Many of the photographs in the Pratt Institute collection are credited to both Semel and Maris as Maris/Semel or as their corporate name, Semarco Inc. Their works frequently constituted as many as 30 pages a month across various publications during the 1970s and 1980s.

Bill Maris passed away unexpectedly on December 16, 1986 in New York City. After Maris's death, Semel continued to photograph products at their Manhattan studio and to produce architectural, garden, and design stories for magazines. In 1998, Semel also began to produce articles and photographic essays for travel industry clients. Her clients have included the national tourism boards of Italy and Germany. She continues to work in the travel photography industry.

Varney, Carleton

  • CVarney
  • Person
  • 1938-

Carleton Varney is the president/owner of Dorothy Draper & Co. Inc., the oldest interior design firm in the U.S. that was founded in 1923 by interior design icon Dorothy Draper. Varney is considered to be one of America’s most famous interior designers with projects across the country and around the world for high-profile clients.

Woodsworth, Anne

  • Person
  • 1941 -

Anne Woodsworth was the dean of Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science from 1999-2001. Dr. Woodsworth was made Pratt’s acting provost on June 1, 2002, and Marie L. Radford became acting dean of SILS at that time. Anne Woodsworth holds a Ph.D. in Educational Administration, University of Pittsburgh, an M.L.S. from the University of Toronto, and a B.F.A. from the University of Manitoba. Prior to coming to Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science, she served as dean of the Palmer School of Library and Information Sciences of Long Island University for seven years, 1991-1998. She is a consultant and the author of numerous books and articles on library and information technology management.