Graham Nickson has been a faculty member and Dean of the New York Studio School since 1988 and is the originator of the internationally renowned “Drawing Marathon”. Born in England, Nickson attended the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts and the Royal College of Art in London, earning an M.F.A. in 1972. He was based in Italy from 1972-74. Since 1976, Graham Nickson has resided in New York City and has worked, traveled, exhibited and taught extensively throughout the United States and abroad. He is the recipient of various prestigious awards including: the Prix de Rome, the Harkness Fellowship at Yale University, the Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His work is in the permanent collections of various institutions in New York including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Albright Knox Gallery as well as establishments in United States and abroad including The National Gallery in Washington, DC, The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Massachusetts, the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, and Adelaide Central Gallery, Australia.