Patricia Traub is a current Continuing Education faculty member and Master Class artist. Previously, as a longtime Associate Professor and critic at PAFA, she taught drawing and painting courses and revitalized animal drawing studies.
Patricia Traub is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and studied figure drawing at Atelier La Grande Chaumiére. Her interest in animal painting and conservation led to studies in zoology and taxonomy at the University of Pennsylvania, ornithology at Cornell University, and primatology with Dr. Birute Galdikas at Camp Leakey, Indonesia. She has received awards including the Faculty Development Grant, Leeway Foundation grants 1998 – 2004, and numerous awards from PAFA including the Henry Schiedt Memorial scholarship.
Her work has been exhibited at the Palazzo Cini, Venice; Pasinger Fabrik, Munich; Galleri Ericson, Norway; and many Pennsylvania galleries and museums. She is represented by Gallery Henoch, New York.
Watch Patricia Traub demonstrate drawing from live animal subjects here.