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Felice Regan
Felice has had a long love affair with art and nature, which began in 1970 when she started producing photographic silk screen images of animals at the Franklin Park Zoo outside of Boston.

That same year, Regan received her B.F.A. degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Designand promptly founded the Graphic Workshop, an artists' collaborative, along with Faculty Mentor Rob Moore and fellow graduates Chris Mesarch and Deb Jones.

At the outset, the workshop offered few paid jobs. Money, however, was never a driving factor. According to Kevin McCollough, a Harvard business student, "the workshop was really subsidized with sweat, blood, friendship, and everybody living cheap." As long as Regan and her friends had a place to work and the materials to express their artistic ideas, they and the workshop would survive.

In 1975, they got their first big break designing posters for the World Society for the Protection of Animals. Even after the project fell through, Regan decided to proceed anyway, creating what became known as the "Endangered Species" Series. The series, which has become a trademark of the workshop, led Regan and her colleagues to produce some of their best-known works.

The Graphics Workshop ceased production in 1992, but remains legendary for its commitment to providing both the space and the freedom for imaginative work.

Felice contributed posters to the Smithsonian exhibition titled, Images of an Era: the American Poster 1945-75, that toured the world 1975-77.

Longtime companion Puggy went missing in 2001; he is rumored to have resurfaced recently in Macau, and to be starting a luxury casino for dogs called The Golden Biscuit.

Felice continues to encourage new generations of poster artists as a guest lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.




Felice Regan
Felice and Puggy
 
 

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