RITA SHAPIRO was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 1, 1934 and resided in Philadelphia for forty-eight years.  Ten years ago she made West Palm Beach, Florida, her permanent home. She received both Bachelor of Science and Master of Education from Temple University and studied painting at Pratt Institute and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Her work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections. Among the most notable are E.I. DuPont, SAP America, Measuring & Monitoring, Inc., General Instrument Corp., Federal Reserve Bank, Phila., GAP International, Access.Com, Northwestern Institute, and The University of Scranton. Patti LaBelle has included Rita's work in her private collection. In the year 2006 her work was installed at the Florida Law Offices of Fox Rothchild, Brandywine Realty Trust, Cira Center, Phila.,PA, The Vue at Lake Eola in Orlando and Scripps Florida. JFK Hospital and Morse Assisted Living have included her work. 

She has been represented by Rosenfeld Gallery, Phila., PA, Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, PA and MKM Fine Art, Glen Mills, PA. Her works are shown at RosettaStone Fine Art Gallery, Jupiter, FL and Elaine Faber Fine Art Consulting.