Ellen Frank’s accomplishments as an artist, writer, and scholar are evident in her illuminated works. Her many awards in painting, book design, and scholarship include a Fulbright Fellowship, a Ford Foundation fellowship, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her work has been commissioned by numerous corporations and appears in corporate and public collections in the United States and abroad, including the Takashimaya Corporation in Japan. Solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums, including "T" at the Guggenheim Museum in Soho, have also featured her work. Among the many honors bestowed upon her book, Literary Architecture: Essays Toward a Tradition, are awards from the American Association of University Presses, the American Institute of Graphic Arts, and other prestigious organizations. A gifted teacher, she studied art history and connoisseurship at Yale University and holds an interdisciplinary doctorate in English literature and the visual arts from Stanford University.
Most recently, Ellen became an Associate of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research – the first artist to receive this honor.
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