Cornelia Foss


Born in Berlin, Cornelia Foss spent her formative years studying with various sculptors and painters in Rome, including John Roden, Mirko Basaldella and Stephen Green, who was resident at the American Academy in Rome. After settling in Los Angeles, she studied at the Kann Art Institute with Rico Lebrun and Howard Warsaw.

In addition to the National Academy, Ms. Foss teaches at the Art Students League where she originated a lecture series featuring painters, art historians and critics of note, including Larry Rivers, April Gornick, David Rosand and Michael Kimmelman.

She had her first solo show at the Ferrus Gallery in Los Angeles and later exhibited at the James Goodman gallery, Buffalo, and was formerly represented by the DFN Gallery. Featured in numerous solo and group shows both nationally and internationally, her work is also featured in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the National Museum for Women and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. among many other public and private collections.

In 2009, Cornelia Foss was elected as member of the National Academy of the Arts.
2013 marked the publication of her book Cornelia Foss, Ten Years of Paintings and Drawings 2003 – 2013 which was accompanied by a solo show at Peter Marcelle Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY.  Her next upcoming solo exhibition is at the Gerald Peters Gallery NY, June 2014.