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Rowena Reed Kostellow CV

Rowena Reed Kostellow’s CV from her successful 1981 NEA application

Rowena Reed Kostellow


University of Missouri 1918-1921

Kansas City Art Institute

Art Students League of New York

Studied with:
Alexander Archipenko
Alexander Kostellow

Teaching Experience

Professor – Department of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute
1938-1966 and 1969-1979

Chairman – Department of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute

Advanced classes in sculpture – 1967-1972

Director – Educational exhibition for Pratt Institute – “EXPO 67” Montreal, Canada

Professional Experience

Design Consultant: General Motors Corp. 1954-1955
Donald Desky Associates NYC
United States Glass Co., Tiffin OH
George Kress Associates
Alexander Kostellow Associates
La Verne Associates

N.C.B.I. Furniture Awards – New York 1958
Annual Sculpture Show – Pittsburgh, Pa. 1960
Western Pennsylvania Sculpture Exhibition 1960
Annual Art Show – New Canaan, Connecticut 1963
Annual Packaging Awards – New York 1964
Member of “The Committee for American Participation in the Trianale” 1964
Annual Art Exhibition – Hartford, Connecticut 1965
Annual Art Exhibition – (Sautotury, Connecticut 1968 and 197


Boston Institute of Contemporary Art – 1958
Boxiades School of Architecture – Athens, Gdustrial Design, Paris,
International Conference of Societies of France 1963 Design Education in America

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Society of Automotive Engineers – Detroit, Michigan 1964
Columbus College of Art – Columbus, Ohio 1967
Kansas City Art Institute – Kansas City, Mo. 1971
Smithsomian Institute, Washington, D.C.
“The Influence of Alexander Archipenko of Twentieth Century Sculpture”
Philadelphia College of Art 1973 Philadelphia, Pa.
Architectural League of New York 1974

The Faculty Award from Pratt Institute, Founder’s Day, 1972
Award from Industrial Designers Society of America, Mexico, 1972 (first award given to an educator)
Golden Apple Award, 1978, I.D.S.A., New York Chapter of Industrial Designer’s Society of America for outstanding contribution to the field of Industrial Design.
Fellow, Industrial Designers Society of America, November 4, 1981.