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1969–71 The Philadelphia College of Art, PA (now named the University of the Arts), B.F.A. Degree

1965  Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME    

1963–67  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, PA; 4-year Certificate

and Cresson traveling scholarship


Represented in private and public collections including: 

Bryn Mawr College, PA; Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia

Insurance Company of North America, a CIGNA Corporation, Houston, TX

Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis, Philadelphia

The State Museum in Harrisburg, PA

WIP Radio Station, Philadelphia

Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia

Amber Road Corporation, East Rutherford, NJ

Awards & Scholarships:

2015, ’12, ’08, ‘07, ‘06, ‘05, ‘02, ‘01, ‘00, 1990, 1988  National Competition Awards for the Designs

of Publications as owner of Sosson Design, a fine art design business

1968  Mary Butler Memorial Award, Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

          Annual Exhibition by invitation, Philadelphia

          The W.I.P. Radio Purchase Prize, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

1967  The Thouron Prize and The Gimbel Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

1966  The William Emlen Cresson Memorial Scholarship for Travel Abroad and

          The Marion Higgins Prize, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia    

1965  Scholarship to the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME 

          The Charles Toppan Prize for Drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of he Fine Arts, Philadelphia

1963–67  Four-year Board of Education Scholarship to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


2016  Awarded commission to paint two Donkeys for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia                    (Iowa & Texas)

2013–14  Award to paint five canvases about the Tea Trade Route, each 30” square for the Amber Road                               Corporation’s Shanghai, China Office. Juried by the PAFA Faculty & Amber Road

2011–13 Family portrait commission, 7 x 8 foot, life-size oil on canvas. Collection: Vahey Family, Philadelphia

Curated and Organized Exhibitions:

2016 “SIX” An Exhibition of Large Scale Works at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

2015 “3” An Exhibition of Three PAFA Alum at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

Solo Exhibitions:

2006  Paintings of the Countryside of France, The Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia

1982, ‘83  Central Divide Series I & II, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia

1978  Recent Paintings and Drawings, The Wallnuts Gallery, Philadelphia (later named Sande Webster)

1973, ’72, ’69  Ballinger Architects, Philadelphia 

1971  Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia

1969  Paintings, The Mill Gallery, Carversville, PA

Group Invitational Exhibitions:

2016 '15, ‘14, ‘12  Art Unleashed, University of the Arts, Philadelphia

2016 “SIX” An Exhibition of Large Scale Works at the Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia

2016, ‘14, ‘12, '10  Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 inches of Art, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia

2015  3: Three PAFA Alumni, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Curated by Sosson

2015   Benefit for Project Home, Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia

2007   WWCC 30th Anniversary Show, Philadelphia, organized by Thomas Duffy

2005   65th Annual Members’ Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA

           Group Exhibition, Workerman Gallery, Manayunk, PA

2004, ‘05  Post Open Studio Tours, Philadelphia, PA

2003  Pennsylvania Academy–Alumni Works on Paper Invitational, the Free Library of

          Philadelphia, organized by the Women’s Board of the Academy

          The Unbroken Circle, A Tribute to Quita Brodhead, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA,

          organized by Bill Scott

2001  Passionate Palettes, Selections from the Permanent Collection, Woodmere Art Museum,

          Philadelphia, organized by Michael Schantz, Director

1997  Left Brain/Right Brain, Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, PA

         Artists Helping Artists, former McIlhenny Mansion, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

         organized by The Women’s Committee and the Fellowship PAFA, Philadelphia

         Brick by Brick Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Cherry Street Gallery

1997–85  Annual Open Studio Tours, 915 Spring Garden, Philadelphia

1996  Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Smith College, Northampton, MA,

          Organized by Martha Armstrong

1992  6 Plus, Catherine Starr Gallery, Philadelphia

1989  Hobson Pittman, The Teacher, The Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

1985  Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival ‘85, The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg 

1984  Hobson Pittman: Painter (Students of Pittman), Peale House Galleries of PAFA, Philadelphia

1983  Landscape, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia

          Landscape, Cheltenham Art Centre, PA

1982  Three Rivers Salutes Three States, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, PA

          10 Studios/20 Artists, Muse Foundation Invitational, Philadelphia

1981  New Generation Artists 1981, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia

1981–67  Invited to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ Annual Fellowship Exhibitions,

          Furness Building Galleries, (1974 exhibition at Museum of the Philadelphia Civic Center)

1980  Color and Watercolor, Gross McCleaf Gallery, Philadelphia

1975  Chester County Art Association, Chester, PA

1969  Crest College, Allentown, PA

1968  Young Philadelphians, The Kenmore Galleries, Philadelphia, PA, Guest

          Curator: Hobson Pittman

1967  Angry Arts, The Ethical Society of Philadelphia

Group Juried Exhibitions:

2000  Alumni Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Juror: Randall Exon

1993  96th Annual Juried Exhibition, PAFA, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia,

Jurors: Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason

1989  48th Annual Awards Painting Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Centre, PA, Juror: Lisa Phillips,

          Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY                

1989  92nd Annual Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The American

          College Gregg Conference Center, Bryn Mawr, PA, Juror: Frank Hyder

1988  91st Annual Exhibition, Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,

Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, Juror: Rafael Ferrer

1987  The Philadelphia Eye, Pace University, Fingesten Gallery, New York City,

          Juror: Peter Fingesten

1984  Cheltenham Art Centre Annual Exhibition, PA

1982  18th Juried Exhibition, Allentown Art Museum, PA

          Philadelphia Art Dealers Select, The Philadelphia Art Alliance, PA

1981  Beaver College Drawing Annual, Glenside, PA (later named Arcadia University)

1980  The Philadelphia Art Alliance 1st Bi-Annual Juried Members’ Show;

traveled to Glassboro State College, Westby Art Gallery, NJ

1978  Paperworks Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Centre, PA, Juror: Martha Zelt

1977  Rutgers National Drawing ‘77, Camden, NJ, Jurors: Ilya Bolotowsky, Lee Bontecou, and

          Marcia Tucker

1975  Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Juried Fellowship at Woodmere Art Museum,

          Philadelphia, Painting Jurors: Lois Eaton Dollin, Robert Barfield, Paul Keene

1968  Abstract, The Philadelphia Art Alliance