Phyllis Janto

A native of Philadelphia, Phyllis studied design at the Moore Institute of Art. In 1954, she moved to New York City and began sculpting while attending Hunter College, graduating in 1962 with a B.F.A.  Among her teachers were painter William Baziotes (watercolor) and sculptor Tony Smith (graduate design).  In 1965, she graduated from the Pratt…

Leo Brooks

For years, in his hours off from his job as a linotype operator at the New York Times, Leo Brooks (1905-1993) visited the city’s museums and galleries. He admired modernist work. At age 60 he took his first art class, at the Art Students League. He loved the directness of watercolor and the freedom of…