Artist, Educator, Aesthetic Realism Consultant



Marcia Rackow, a graduate of Barnard, is an Aesthetic Realism consultant, artist, and teacher of art on the faculty of the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation in New York City. She is also a Coordinator of the Terrain Gallery.

She studied art in Paris, the San Francisco Art Institute, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, the Centro Internazionale di Ceramica, Rome, and Fabbrica Fabbrini, Florence.

The Visual Arts & the Opposites class studies the art of the world — from the Rembrandts at the Met to the latest work in Chelsea, New York City — with this great Aesthetic Realism principle, stated by Eli Siegel, as the basis: "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." The class will be held in museums, galleries, and at the Aesthetic Realism Foundation. 

In The Art of Drawing: Surface & Depth, each semester accents either drawing, pastel, or watercolor. In this class, based on the Siegel Theory of Opposites, a student’s mind and hand, seeing and imagination, logic and emotion are encouraged to work together. Some subjects are: Intimacy and Grandeur in Still Life; How Much Can Small Objects Mean to Us?; There Is Space In, Around, and Between Things.

Ms. Rackow taught "Woman, Art and the Opposites" at Hofstra University. Her work has been shown at the Atlantic Gallery in SoHo and is on view at the Terrain Gallery.











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