Annie Shaver-Crandell [RA 2001]

Annie Shaver Crandell RA 2001

First name: Annie ;
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Shaver-Crandell ;

Member: Resident artist member ; 
November 29, 2001 ;
n/a ;


Annie Shaver-Crandell has been an active Resident Artist member of the Salmagundi Club of New York since 2001. During her ten years on the Board of Directors of the club, 2009-2019, she served (alternately) in two roles, as Recording Secretary, and as Chair of the Program Committee.

Professor Shaver-Crandell worked for a decade in various capacities as a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art (originally part of the College Art Association of America) to improve the visibility of women in the visual arts professions, ultimately serving as WCA National President from 1986 to 1988.

Shaver-Crandell’s training as a visual artist, pursued while fulfilling duties in her career as a full-time professor of art history at The City College of New York, included classes at the National Academy of Design School, the Art Students League, Cooper Union and the Parsons School of Design. She developed her practice as a plein air painter during four residencies at the Montana Artists Refuge (1997-2000).

Shaver-Crandell’s professional memberships include the College Art Association of America; Women’s Caucus for Art; Confraternity of St. James, London; National Association of Women Artists; Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; Allied Artists; the Pastel Society of America; and the American Watercolor Society.

She enjoys working collaboratively with others as part of the community of artists that is at the heart of the Salmagundi Club. She is a committed participant in the club’s historic monotype parties, revived in 2011 by former club President Robert Pillsbury. Since 2009, she has hosted public social tango evenings at the Salmagundi Club and has danced tango socially in Europe, Argentina and many US venues.

As a practicing painter and printmaker, with many solo exhibitions over the last four-plus decades, and work in international collections, Professor Shaver-Crandell teaches watercolor painting and other water-based media classes at her NoHo loft.

Annie Shaver-Crandell, RA 2001, graduated in art history from Oberlin College (BA, 1962), the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU (MA, 1966), and Columbia University (MPhil; PhD 1974); Professor Emeritus from The City College of New York, 1967-2000; Chair, CCNY Art Department 1989-92.

Author: The Middle Ages: Cambridge History of Art Series (first published 1982; translated into 7 languages); co-author, with Paula Gerson and M. Alison Stones, The Pilgrim’s Guide to Santiago de Compostela: A Gazetteer (1995); numerous scholarly articles, lectures, panels; currently author and publisher of a bi-monthly on-line newsletter, The Thinking Woman’s Almanac.





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