Ken Rush (b. 1948) balances his time between Brooklyn and Vermont. He graduated from the Taft School and the Syracuse University School of Fine Arts, where he was the recipient of the senior award in painting. He also studied at the Sir John Cass College of Art in London, England, and at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine.
Between 2001 and 2009, his work was represented by Katharina Rich Perlow Gallery in New York City, where he had a one-person exhibition in 2006. He is currently represented by Three Pears Gallery in Dorset, Vermont. Ken’s paintings have been reviewed in Artnews, Vermont Life, as well as many regional publications. His work is in the permanent public collections of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, the Brooklyn Historical Society, The Bennington Museum, the The SUArt Galleries, The New York State Museum, and the Health and Hospital Corporatioon of New York City.Ken’s 1990s children’s books (The Seltzer Man, Friday’s Journey, and What About Emma?) were reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Smithsonian Magazine, and School Library Journal. Ken was the high school visual arts and art history teacher at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights from 1978 to 2015.
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