Queer Places:
Temple University, 1801 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Yaddo, 312 Union Ave, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
Provincetown Cemetery, Provincetown, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA

Biography photo for Alvin RossAlvin Ross (January 12, 1920 – December 9, 1975) was a painter and educator.

Alvin Ross was born in Vineland, New Jersey in 1920. Ross graduated from the Tyler School of Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia in 1944 and also studied at the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, he moved to New York City where he studied with Louis Bouche, Franklin Watkins, Peggy Bacon and Earl Horter. Alvin first traveled to Europe in 1949 and attended the Academia di Bella Arti in Florence, Italy in 1951. Ross later became the Chairman of the History of Art Department at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and was a lecturer on the History of Art and Architecture at the New School for Social Research and the New York School of Interior Design, New York City.

In 1972 and 1973 he was invited by Yaddo, the artists colony in Saratoga, N. Y., to spend the summer to work and teach, and, in 1970 he was awarded the bronze medal of honor in painting by the National Arts Club.

His works were widely shown at local galleries, beginning in 1959, and in 1961 and 1969 at Pratt.

He died on December 9, 1975, at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. He was 55 years old and lived in Provincetown, Mass.

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  1. https://www.nytimes.com/1975/12/11/archives/alvin-ross-artist-and-educator-55-member-of-faculty-at-pratt-and.html
  2. http://www.askart.com/artist_bio/Alvin_Ross/18309/Alvin_Ross.aspx