Stuart Shedletsky was born in Brooklyn in 1944. Although he was primarily interested in becoming an artist, he studied in the Graphic Design Department of Parsons School of Design before attending the University of New Mexico, and, ultimately, receiving his MFA from Yale University. He then returned to Parsons as a faculty member of a newly created Fine Arts Department, where he taught until 2002. Shedletsky's paintings are in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum. In 2006, Stuart Shedletsky died of lung cancer at the age of 62.
Parsons School of Design Centenary Oral History Project