1919 – 1997
Jason Schoener, who summered as a boy in Robinhood with his uncle William Zorach, was a summer resident of Georgetown throughout his life. Along with his wife, Virginia, he owned the large white house at the bend in Route 127 across from Georgetowners’ favorite sledding hill. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, the School of Architecture at Case Western Reserve, the Art Students League in New York and obtained a master’s degree in education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. Schoener was on the faculty of the California College of Arts and Crafts for nearly 40 years, retiring in 1987, but continued to teach one class each spring through 1996. He was an inspiring influence to hundreds of students during his tenure.