George Mauersberger completed the foundations program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in 1974. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1978, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Ohio University, Athens in 1983. He began his career as an illustrator, working with clients including The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Ohio Magazine, and Industry Week. He worked as a Professor of Drawing at Cleveland State University from 1987-2019 while also serving eight years as Art Department Chair. He is now Professor Emeritus at Cleveland State. In 1999, Mauersberger was selected to receive an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Ohio Arts Council. He has won awards in a variety of national exhibitions, including the Best in Show Award in the 2006 Rockford National at the Rockford Art Museum (IL) and the Best Drawing Award at the 2006 National Prize Exhibition in Cambridge, MA. In 2011 Mauersberger was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship, supported by Cuyahoga County Arts And Culture. In 2014, he won the Dianne P. Bernhard Award for Drawing in the 78th Annual Butler Mid-Year Exhibition in Youngstown, OH. His work is included in the collections of University Hospitals, Progressive Corporation, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, BP America, Kaiser-Permanente, Deloitte, and others. He has created commissioned work for organizations including Key Corp, Behnke Associates, the Cleveland Indians, and Calfee, Halter and Griswold.