Adjunct Assistant Professor
Marian Christopher Zacharow was born in Zamosc, Poland in 1954. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow where he graduated in 1979. In 1981, Christopher left Poland for the United States and took up permanent residence in New York City.
Christopher has established himself as a painter and notable illustrator. Among his many achievements, his illustrations have been featured in various well known magazines, including Time, The New York Times, Business Week, U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly, and Psychology Today. He has also created book cover art for publishers like Franklin Library, Viking Penguin, William Morrow, Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Inc. Random House, among others.
Since 1997, Christopher has been teaching painting at Cooper Union; from 2000 to 2003 at the Parsons School of Design; and since 2007, at Pratt Insitute as Visiting Assistant Professor, Adjunct.
He has received many awards for his work including the Silver Medal from The Society of Illustrators of New York.
Marian Christopher Zacharow has had 10 solo exhibitions in New York since 1983 and has participated in numerous group exhibitions in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
His work is in the collection of Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
M.F.A., Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow.