Associate Professor Emeritus of Art+Design
I received my Master of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, where I studied with Albert Terris and Richard Navin. Earlier significant schooling came with Toshio Odate at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. I came to Purchase College in 1976 to teach Direct Carving. When Jeffrey Meizlik left to assist Willem DeKooning, I took over foundry duties; 40 years later I’m still at the helm.
My loves are to make art, teach, listen to jazz, fly-fish, laugh when I can and, also, to luxuriate in the nobility of teaching.
Editor’s note: Although Phil Listengart officially retired on Sept. 1, 2017, he is still teaching one course each semester. Still at the helm!