Ellen Samson is an artist and mask-maker who resides in the Hudson Valley region of New York State. She was raised in Brooklyn New York where she attended art schools, one of which was the Brooklyn Museum School of Art where she studied drawing and painting. She graduated from New York University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. She lived in Rome Italy from 1969-1971, where she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts (Rome). Upon returning to the states, she attended the Art Students League for painting classes. She taught art on all levels in the New York City school system.
Since living in Ulster County, she has shown her work in many group shows including The Howland Cultural Center in Beacon New York for an exhibit of women artists of the Hudson Valley; also in Cornwall New York, and in Kingston New York. She has had solo shows in New Paltz, Kingston, Mountaindale, The Cuneen-Hackett Gallery in Poughkeepsie New York, and at the Ellenville Public Library and Museum with a show “Personas: Mask, Identity and Design.”
In November 2008, Ms. Samson's masks can be seen at Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville New York in a show “Personas: Voices on the Edge.”
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Now in its fifth year of operation, Aroma Thyme Bistro has established itself as one of the best small restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme Bistro 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428 tel: 845.647.3000 www.aromathymebistro.com
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