Ursula von Rydingsvard was born to Polish parents in Deensen, Germany in 1942. From 1945 to 1950 she and her family lived in eight different refugee encampments for displaced Polish nationals. The family emigrated to the United States in 1950, settling in Plainville, Connecticut. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. in art education from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 1965, and her M.F.A. from Columbia University, New York, New York in 1975. She also received an honorary doctorate from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore in 1991. Von Rydingsvard currently lives and works in New York City. She is represented by Galerie Lelong in Paris, New York and Zürich. Her works are in numerous public and private collections. For more information, visit the artist’s website.