A Feminist Journey Through Woodcut Prints
Bernette Rudolph was born in the Bronx in 1929, the daughter
of a bookkeeper and a seamstress. At an early age, she displayed a talent
for art. As a teenager, she attended the Educational Alliance in Manhattan,
studying drawing under Abbo Ostrowsky. Later, she studied with Jack
Tworkov, Seymour Lipton and Max Bechmann.. Consumed with the desire
to become a professional artist, Bernette concentrated on printmaking
and studied with Japanese master printmaker Shido Munakata. In 1959,
she hosted Munakata at her home on the beach in the Far Rockaways; photos
of her with her family and Munakata were published in Life magazine.
Bernette developed and followed her own course of study as needed. She
received her MFA from Pratt Institute in order to be formally qualified
to teach. Her printmaking was done in her own studio as she felt it
was superior to the facilities offered at Pratt and elsewhere.
Bernette Rudolph has exhibited extensively in galleries and museums throughout the United States. A full resume can be obtained upon request by emailing Ms. Rudolph at: Bernette@earthlink.net