1156 Chapel Street, POB 208339
New Haven, Connecticut, 06520-8339
Robert James Reed Jr., Painter
Painter. Mr. Reed studied at Morgan State College, where he received a B.S. in 1958, and later at Yale School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1960 and an M.F.A. in 1962. He attended the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art in 1960. His work has been exhibited in America and in Europe and has been included in group exhibits at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Biennial of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Yale University Art Gallery. His solo exhibits include the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Bayly Museum in Charlottesville, Virginia; the Washburn Gallery in New York; and the McIntosh Gallery in Atlanta. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Hirshhorn Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, and the Bayly Museum. Mr. Reed has lectured extensively in this country and has taught at Skidmore College and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, where he was head of the Foundation Studies Division in 1964. He is the author of several intensive studio programs, and is the founder and director of the Institute for Studio Studies in Auvillar, France, which is associated with Yale Summer Session. From 1970 to 1974 he directed the art division of the Yale Summer School of Music and Art. He has had several appointments as director of undergraduate studies in art at Yale since 1969 and has also served as director of graduate studies in painting. He has been a Yaddo Fellow and a board member for the McDowell Colony and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. In 1980 he was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2000 he received the national award from the National Council of Art Administrators, and in 2001 he received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In 2004 Mr. Reed received the Distinguished Teaching of Art award from the College Art Association, and in 2009 he was elected to the National Academy Fellowship in New York. His work is represented by David Findlay Jr. Fine Art in New York. He was appointed to the faculty in 1969 and is professor of painting/printmaking.
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