Anne Kutka McCosh studied and worked at the Arts Student League in New York. After marrying fellow painter David McCosh in 1934 and moving to Eugene, she brought an East Coast urban perspective with her. Soon she was painting her new environment, stressing the characteristic features of the people and events in this college town.
In 1991 the University of Oregon sponsored a lifetime retrospective of her work. She created more than 650 oils, drawings, watercolors, and prints in her lifetime. Also, she is well remembered as a wonderful art instructor, a role she filled for 20 years, both at Maude Kerns Art Center, and in her home studio on Fairmount Boulevard, in Eugene.
Anne’s work comes to us from the University of Oregon Foundation, and was exhibited as part of “36 Remarkable Women” curated by Roger Saydack, in March of 2008.
Education: Art Students League, NYC, with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Kimon Nicolaides.Scholarships/Fellowships:Tiffany Foundation, two consecutive scholarships.
Gladys Roosevelt Dick Traveling Scholarship winner, three times, studied in Mexico.
Exhibitions: New School for Social research, NYC, Inaugural Exhibition, GRD Studios, NYC., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Denver Art Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, Portland Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, 1939 New York World’s Fair, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, University of Oregon Museum of Art, Eugene, OR., Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles, CA., Tulsa Art Museum, Tulsa, OK., Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM, Gilcrease Museum and numerous others.