Harold Linton

Harold Linton, Professor, currently serves as a Professor of Art and Research Associate in the School of Art, coordinating Mason’s accreditation self-study and the Professional Lecture Series entitled Visual Voices. He is also the National Coordinator for U.S. News Fine Arts Dean’s Survey of America’s Best Graduate Programs; the coordinator for Mason’s Visiting Artist Program called Navigation Press/Friends of Art; and the coordinator of Mason’s membership in National Portfolio Days Association. He also teaches drawing and painting at the university.

He served as Director of the School of Art from 2005 – 2013. Professor Linton is the author of nineteen books and numerous journal articles on design, drawing, architecture, and color. Several published works have become adopted texts throughout the US, Asia, and Europe. Harold has served as visiting lecturer in design at over 100 schools of art and architecture.

Professor Linton is the recipient of more than thirty citations from leading art and design schools noting his work as a prized resource. In its various iterations and editions, more than 200 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad have adopted Portfolio Design. Professor Linton’s work on color is also the subject of articles and interviews in the New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, Departures Magazine, and numerous journals.