The faculty of the National Academy School is composed of nationally and internationally regarded professional artist-teachers. Learn about our distinguished faculty by using the alphabetical search tool to your left. Dean, Maurizio Pellegrin An artist of international reputation, Maurizio Pellegrin is also a revered arts educator who holds a Master’s Degree in Art History, Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He has taught at New York University;Teachers College, Columbia University; and the Rhode Island School of Design. As a working artist, he has had more than 150 solo and 400 group exhibitions in major museums and galleries. Click here to learn more about Pellegrin.