the artist

Joyce Mansfield

Joyce Mansfield

Philadelphia, PA

Joyce Mansfield

Themes of love, hope, redemption and God’s presence in everyday life and relationships are the foundation for my art.

Fast Facts

Name: Joyce Mansfield-Harris

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA

1987 – B.F.A. @ Tyler School of Art and Teaching Certification
1990 – M.F.A. @ University of Pennsylvania

Significant or special training:
While studying at Tyler School of Art and doing my student teaching, I was invited by the art teacher at Olney High School to study Philosophy and Art Education at the Barnes Foundation in 1986 and 1987.  My instructors were Violette de Mazia and Harry Sefarbi.

Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Allison Johnson, Elaine Evans, Edmond Morais, Neil Welliver, Daniel Dallman, Roger Anliker, Charles Schmidt, Stanley Whitney, Susan White, Susan Moore, Rafael Ferrer, John E. Dowell Jr., Hester Stinnett, Hitoshi Nakazato

Particular field of study or class work:
Painting and Printmaking

Major influences/admired artists:
Romare Bearden; Jacob Lawrence; Henri Mattise; Faith Ringgold; Emma Amos; Alma Thomas; Frida Kahlo; Vincent Van Gogh; Romare Bearden; Bob Thompson; Paul Gauguin; Paul Cezanne

Favorite materials or media:
Oil Paints, Acrylic, Watercolors, Oil Pastels

School or university affiliation (when Convention Center acquired artwork):
I have been teaching art for the School District of Philadelphia since 1991 and Fleisher Art Memorial since 1993.

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