Page Receives 2017 Watts Prize

News
May 31, 2017

Greg Page, associate professor in the Department of Art, was awarded the Watts Prize for Faculty Excellence this spring. The Watts Prize is awarded annually and recognizes distinguished achievement in undergraduate teaching as well as overall dedication, concern for education, and demonstrated technical expertise in the fine arts taught within the scope of the bachelor of fine arts curriculum at Cornell.

Page has been a member of the faculty in the art department for 37 years. A printmaker with specialization in lithography, he has taught several classes in printmaking including foundational classes in print media as well as upper-level classes such as ART 3306 The Artist's Book and the Object Multiple, and ART 3305 The Hybrid Print. Page regularly guides independent studies in printmaking for both undergraduate and graduate students in art.

Page received his master of fine arts from the University of Minnesota at Madison in 1977, a program heralded for its long history of rigorously teaching practices in printmaking. His work, primarily focused on horticultural documentation, has been exhibited extensively both domestically and internationally. Page's prints are included in permanent collections at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in Brooklyn; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; and the Museum of Fine Arts in San Francisco. He is also cofounder of the Ink Shop Printmaking Center/Olive Branch Press in Ithaca, New York.