Tony Lazorko

Lazorko studied drawing, oil painting and printmaking under the tutelage of prestigious artists such as Morris Blackburn, Walter Stumpfig and Franklin Watkins. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia from 1956-1960, where she worked three years as a print monitor for Morris Blackburn. After leaving the Academy, she actively pursued the exhibition route and was generally well received, with her early work seen in exhibitions and purchased by various collectors. Lazorko began working as a full-time commercial artist to support her family. Although she has made her career as a graphic artist, the love of printmaking has always been a big part of her. After eleven years of retirement, Lazorko is now an Art Director of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and has begun to make prints once again.