Korzenik, Diana 1941-

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Korzenik, Diana 1941-

PERSONAL: Born March 15, 1941, in New York, NY; daughter of Harold (a lawyer) and Lillian (an art expert; maiden name, Shapiro) Korzenik. Education: Oberlin College, B.A., 1961, M.A., 1970; Harvard University, Ed.D., 1972; also attended Yale Norfolk Art School, 1959, Vassar College, and New York Studio School.

ADDRESSES: Home—7 Norman Rd., Newton Highlands, MA 02461; fax: 617-558-9596.

CAREER: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, professor of art education emeritus, department chair, 1972–87. Harvard University, visiting lecturer. Curator of exhibits; lecturer; consultant. Collector of historical American art educational materials; collection donated to Huntington Library, 1998. Longfellow House, member of advisory board; Friends of Longfellow House (advocacy group), founder.

MEMBER: National Art Education Association, Ephemera Society of America, Caucus for Social Theory and Art Education, Boston Athenaeum, Massachusetts Historical Society, American Antiquarian Society.

AWARDS, HONORS: Woodrow Wilson fellow and Ford Foundation fellow, 1962; award from New York State Professional Women, 1968; grant from J.P. Getty Trust, 1985; Laurence L. Winship Book Award, Boston Globe, 1986, for Drawn to Art; June McFee Award, National Art Education Association, 1987; Viktor Lowenfeld Lecture Award, National Art Education Association, 1998; Leab Award, American Library Association, 2005, for Objects of American Art Education.


(Editor and contributor) Feelings, Conflict, People, Change, Groups, Prejudice, Lincoln Filene Center, Tufts University (Medford, MA), 1972.

Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream, University Press of New England (Hanover, NH), 1985.

(With Maurice Brown) Art-making and Education, University of Illinois Press (Champaign, IL), 1993.

(Editor, with Caroline Sloat and Georgia Barnhill) The Cultivation of American Artists, Oak Knoll Press (New Castle, DE), 1998.

Shorter works include "Objects of American Art Education: Highlights from the Diana Korzenik Collection," Huntington Library Press (San Marino, CA), 2004. Contributor to books, including Framing the Past, edited by Mary Ann Stankiewicz, National Art Education Association, 1990; The Development of Artistically Gifted Children, edited by Claire Golumb, Lawrence Erlbaum, 1995; and Art and Cognition, edited by Barbara London and David Perkins, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD). Contributor to journals, including Art Education.

SIDELIGHTS: Diana Korzenik once informed CA that all her early writing and exhibits concern "how working-class Americans had access to ideas about art" and that "more recent work concerns artistic and spiritual education of affluent New England women."



AB Bookman's Weekly, October 6, 1986, review of Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream, p. 1278.

American Historical Review, February, 1987, Lillian B. Miller, review of Drawn to Art, p. 215.

ANQ, January, 1986, review of Drawn to Art, p. 90.

Biblio, November, 1997.

Boston Globe, January 5, 1986.

Choice, June, 1986, review of Drawn to Art, p. 1530.

Contemporary Sociology, July, 1986, review of Drawn to Art, p. 578.

New York Times Book Review, March 2, 1986, Renee Gernand, review of Drawn to Art, p. 25; January 5, 1987.

Smithsonian, March, 1986, Don Lessem, review of Drawn to Art, p. 176.

Times Literary Supplement, January 2, 1987, review of Drawn to Art, p. 17.

Wilson Library Bulletin, March, 1986, Elizabeth Shostak, review of Drawn to Art, p. 71.

Yankee, May, 1986, Geoffrey Elan, review of Drawn to Art, p. 170.