Terry Straus

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925 South Street

Drawing, painting, oils, charcoal, mixed media.



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Terry Straus studied drawing at The Cooper Union High School Scholarship Program, received an Associates at FIT, BA at Queens College, and Masters at Brooklyn College. She is an Art Students League life member and recipient of an Artist in Residence Scholarship of the Art Students League.

While studying at night at School of Visual Arts and working as a receptionist at Della Femina, Travisano Advertising, Straus became the Assistant to Creative Director, Rochell Udell (Clients included: Petty Ellis, Coppetone, Conte Nast, CBS News).

Straus left Advertising and gained tenure teaching Art in New York City High School. She completed Master work and began to exhibit paintings.

Straus lives in the Hudson Valley and has a studio at Garner Arts. She and her husband have three school age children.