Susan Weintraub began her career in art when she received her MFA from Brooklyn College and then enjoyed twenty-five years as an art teacher in the New York City public school system. For the past eleven years she has been studying watercolor at the Art Students League in Manhattan with teachers Frederick Wong and Paul Ching-Bor. At the League Susan is an ten-time recipient of the coveted “red dot,” an award given to the best individual work in each class each year. Her work has been reproduced in several of the school's catalogs and in 2012 Susan received one of her most prestigious honors when the Art Students League purchased one of her paintings for its permanent collection, a collection that includes the work of such notable former students as Winslow Homer and Georgia O’Keeffe. During the summer of 2015 Susan was chosen as a Bryant Park painter-in-residence and the work produced during that residency became part of the permanent collection of the Bryant Park Corporation.
Susan is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the North East Watercolor Society and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society, and an elected member of the Hudson Valley Art Association. She is a recipient of numerous prizes from these and other artist organizations, among them the Salmagundi Club, the Ridgewood Art Institute, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and the Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors. In April 2016 her painting "End of the Day" was awarded the Gold Medal of Honor at the American Watercolor Society’s annual exhibition and the painting was then selected for the society’s traveling exhibit. In 2017 she was awarded the American Watercolor Society's Dolphin Fellowship. She herself has served as a juror of selection and juror of awards for both regional and national watercolor exhibits.
Susan was a featured artist in the February, 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. The article included several reproductions of paintings of her Brooklyn neighborhood, Brighton Beach, all created after the catastrophic impact of hurricane Sandy in 2012 and inspired by the area’s resilience.
Adventurous techniques and an emphasis on value lend an
evocative air of timelessness to Susan Weintraub's Brighton Beach cityscapes.
-Watercolor Artist magazine - February 2016