Edward McCluney has been a successful teacher, printmaker, and artistic painter since earning his MFA degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1969. That year he was instrumental in integrating the National Virginia Beach Art Show along with his mentor, A.B. Jackson. Since then, he has created and exhibited hundreds of prints, paintings, and drawings.
His works have been shown all over the country such as Georgetown University’s archival collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the National Center for African American Artists, and Washington Printmakers. He has also been featured in newspapers, videos, textbooks, art magazines, and brochures.
In addition to creating a large body of work, he has spent as much of his life as a professional educator, including teaching at the following institutions: Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Ma; Santa Reparata Studio, Florence, Italy; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (Technical instructor); and Corcoran College of Art, Washington, DC. For more than 35 years he has been teaching teachers to teach, and many students to create, and to become artists in their own rights. He is currently teaching at the Art League School in Alexandria Va.