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Eleanor Merritt


Eleanor Merritt was a graduate of New York’s elite high School of Music and Art, and received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Fine Arts and Education from Brooklyn College CUNY. Her training from Professors including Mark Rothko, Ad Reinhardt, James Ernst, Kurt Seligmann grounded her body of work. Eleanor Merritt’s work is found in collections spanning coast to coast of the US and abroad. It has been well revered in numerous museums, universities, galleries, corporate offices, libraries, and art centers. In addition, her work has received numerous accolades.

John & Mabel Ringling Museum Special Exhibition


Accolades and Achievements of Eleanor Merritt

2017 : The Ringling Foundation: Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day
2015 : National Council of Jewish Women, Sarasota- Manatee chapter: Women in power honoree
2010 : Ringling College of Art + Design Creative Community
2006 : Sarasota Arts Council Arts Leadership Award
2005 : Women’s Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Award
1997 : Women of Impact Award, Sarasota County Commission
1997 : Education Foundation Sarasota, Edge of excellence award
1996 : Women’s Caucus for Art National President’s Award
1994 : Sarasota Artist of the Year, Sarasota Visual Arts Center

E Merritt Manatee Community College Interview

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