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Having trained at the progressive Art Student's League of New York, Pollak was a strong believer in the educational value of the nude figure. However, Dean Hibbs knew that the then-conservative Richmond majority would condemn the college's use of…
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A photograph of Pollak discussing her painting, Afton Mountains, with a group of art students at RPI.
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Maurice Bonds (right) was one of Pollak's (left) earliest students. He was also one of her earliest colleagues, joining RPI's faculty in 1946 as an instructor of fine arts and art history. Bonds also served as the Chair for both departments during…
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