Bob Moskowitz, Ventura College Art Department Chair

Born in Newark, New Jersey, Bob Moskowitz moved with his family to the Bronx where he lived through kindergarten until they moved to Philadelphia, where he lived for 22 years.  He earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Westchester University and later a four-year certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.  There he won a Franklin Watkins Grant and a Scheidt European Scholarship.  In 1977, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, to attend graduate school atWashington University where he met his wife, artist Margie Moskowitz.  He earned an M.F.A. in Painting in 1979 and taught in St. Louis and Illinois until moving to California to teach art at Ventura College.  Bob divides his time between Southern California and Maine.

Bob has exhibited nationally in galleries and museums and has done over 200 commissioned portraits.  His work has always been figurative and has changed stylistically over the years.