Fran Dropkin has been working as a painter for over thirty years. She received her BFA and MFA from Boston University where she studied with Philip Guston and James Weeks.
After graduate school, Dropkin moved to New York City where she taught art to children at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She then spent more than twenty years teaching painting to adults at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan where she had a strong following.
Dropkin's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in numerous one-woman and group shows. Her paintings are in private and corporate collections all over the world. Dropkin's paintings are particularly noted for their interplay of light and rich color. She is inspired by memory, imagination, and nature. She is best known for her figurative beach landscapes and flower paintings. She spends her summers in Martha's Vineyard and currently lives in New York City.