James Fuller received his M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1953 and taught painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking at several schools including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University, Los Angeles; the University of California at Davis; the Laguna Beach School of Art, and since 1967, Scripps College. James Fuller has been the recipient of numerous awards, and participated in solo shows throughout California.
Paul Darrow, a Pasadena native, was Professor of Art at Scripps College and the Claremont Graduate School, where he taught Mixed Media and Advanced Drawing for over 30 years (c. 1950-1980). He was educated at Colorado Springs Art Center and the Claremont Graduate School, and was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society. He was head of the Printmaking Department at Scripps and CGS for many years.
Marion Stewart grew up in New York City and was educated at Vassar College. She was teaching al Dalton School in Manhattan when she met Albert Stewart in 1938. In 1939 she married Albert and moved to Claremont, where he had accepted a teaching appointment at Scripps. In 1944 Marion joined the faculty as an instructor in weaving and textile design.
Marion remained at Scripps until 1971, teaching weaving. During this time she exhibited her weaving at many competitions, winning awards at the Los Angeles County Fair, and exhibiting at the American Federation of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Crafts in New York, and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco. She also received many private commissions for homes in Claremont, Pasadena, Beverly Hills, and New York.
Susan Rankaitis, the Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art has been responsible for mixed media classes since the retirement of Paul Darrow in 1992. In addition, she teaches the senior seminars in Art at Scripps.