Susan Shatter (1943-2011), was a contemporary American painter who was best known for her watercolor works on paper of southwestern desert landscapes and rocky New England coastlines. Inspired by rugged American landscapes, her works are filled with vibrant earth and liquid tones, rendered through loose brushwork, evoking of her subjects.
Born in New York, Shatter studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Pratt Institute, and Boston University. As a long-time figure in the artistic community she received tremendous acclaim and praise in the form, the Pollack Kasner Foundation Grant, Childe Purchase Award, New York State Foundation for the Arts Grant, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and William Paton Prize. She also served as president of the National Academy of Design from 2005 to 2008.
Her works can be found exhibited in museums across the country such as, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Academy of Design, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, The Boston Public Library, Yale Art Museum, and Honolulu Museum of Art.