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Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern
Elizabeth DaCosta Ahern is a painter and art educator. She has lectured at the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; University of Porto, Oporto, Portugal; Rangel Art School, Luanda, Angola. As a faculty member, she taught painting at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA; the DeCordova Museum School, Lincoln, MA; the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; the Island Center for the Arts in Skopelos, Greece and Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.
DaCosta Ahern has exhibited her work through the U.S. Department of State’s Art in the Embassies program in Manama, Bahrain, Luanda, Angola, Kiev, Ukraine, Warsaw, Poland, Brussels, Belgium and Lisbon, Portugal. Her paintings are in many collections including The Princess Noura Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, The Federal Reserve Bank, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, American Board of Surgery, DeCordova Museum, the Bank of America and many other corporate and private collections.
DaCosta Ahern graduated from Boston University, The School of the Museum of Fine Art Boston, MA, and studied in tutorials with Helen Frankenthaler at the Fine Arts Institute of Santa Fe College in NM. She was invited to participate in the American Artist Abroad program in Luanda, Angola, and Lisbon, Portugal, received the Kinnicutt Travel Award from the Worcester Art Museum, and was a finalist in painting, drawing and printmaking from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.