20th Century University of Illinois Painter
Taken from the archives of askArt:
Bramson was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1941. She attended the University of Illinois in Champaign, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1963. One year later she earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1973, she obtained her second Master's degree from the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. The summer of 1962 was spent in Norfolk, Connecticut studying at the Yale Summer Art School.
Phyllis Bramson began teaching at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois in 1972 and kept the position for ten years. In 1985 she was hired as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Illinois in Chicago. She has served as the Visiting Artist at universities in Australia and the United States, and was on the board for the College Art Association for three years.
The recipient of numerous fellowship awards, including two from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in 1976 and 1983, a Fulbright to Australia in 1988, the University of Wisconsin's Vilas in 1964, and two from the Illinois Arts Council in 1981 and 1988, Bramson has also been honored with the 1980 Louis Comfort Tiffany grant.