Hilda Werschkul received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College where she majored in German Studies and Studio Art. After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship to study art history and philosophy at the University of Vienna, she attended Columbia University, where she received her PhD in art history. Her dissertation is about the drawings of the Post-War Jewish American artist Eva Hesse. Hilda is a specialist on the topic of Jewish and German artists relating to subject matter of memory and mortality and has published on other artists as well, including Mark Rothko and Dennis Oppenheim. Her other areas of expertise are German art historiography and philosophy.
Hilda has taught art history widely in the New York metropolitan area spending most of her time at the School of Visual Arts. She has also developed a consulting business, The Art Trainer, and provides the stimulation of arts-based training initiatives to companies to enhance perceptual pathways in innovation and strategy. Hilda has been writing two books for The Art Trainer — 100 Points on Perception and Perception Pathways in Business Through Art.
Early in her childhood before she became interested in art, Hilda flourished in music playing the piano and joined an orchestra in grade school with the violin and viola, and also accompanied the orchestra on the piano at concerts. Today, she hopes to foster education in music and the arts to youth while she pursues her scholarship and her endeavors with The Art Trainer.