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Richard Lytle

Painter Richard Lytle was included in the famous “Sixteen Americans” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in 1959. But unlike his counterparts Frank Stellaand Ellsworth Kelly, who favored hard-edged, Minimalist painting, Lytle has continued to draw inspiration from the organic world throughout his career. A graduate of the Cooper Union and the Yale School of Art (where he remained a valued member of the faculty for four decades), Lytle began his career as an assistant to Josef Albers in basic drawing and color instruction. Mastery of color is a hallmark of Lytle’s work, whether in his detailed studies of flora in watercolorand pencil or in his fantastical botanical landscapes, so detailed that they begin to loop back into abstraction.

 

Richard Lytle has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1950’s. He was a Teaching Assistant for Joseph Albers at Yale University School of Art and later dedicated more than 40 years as a professor of art. Lyle was also named Dean on three occasions and was the director of graduate and undergraduate studies program at Yale. His work has been included in many solo and group exhibitions including; the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, CT, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Coral Gables, FL, American Embassies around the world, Harvard University, Boston, MA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, and the Worlds Fair in Seattle. Lytle has been awarded many prestigious awards including the Saint Gaudens Medal and the Citation for Professional Achievement from Cooper Union. His work is included in many public and private collections including Yale University, the Albrecht Gallery Museum of Arts, Columbia University, the DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN, the Museum of Modern Art, NY, The National Museum of Art, Washington, DC and the Rockefeller Collection in NY.

EDUCATION

1960                        MFA Yale University

                                Josef Albers TA in drawing and color courses

1957                        BFA Yale University

1955                        Cooper Union

 

TEACHING

Yale School of Art, Acting Dean, 1980-8, Spring 1990 & '94

Yale School of Art, Professor, 1966-2002

Silvermine College of Art, Dean, 1963-66 

Yale University School of Art, Instructor, 1960-3

 

VISITING CRITIC & LECTURER

Boston Museum School

Kodak Center for Creative Imaging

Cooper Union

Dartmouth College (Artist in Residence)

Hartford Art School

Minneapolis College of Art

New York State Conference of Educators

Rhode Island School of Design

Trinity College

University of Connecticut

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018                        Fred GiampietroGallery, New Haven, CT

2017                        Fairfield University Museum, Fairfield, CT

2014                        Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2008                        The Gallery at Whitney Humanities Center, Yale

2006                        Richmond Art Gallery, Windsor, CT

2002                        Green Hall, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

1996                        Mellon Art Gallery, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

1996                        Norwalk Community College, Norwalk, CT

1995                        Richmond Art Gallery, Windsor, CT

1991                        Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1987                        Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1986                        Virginia Miller Gallery, Coral Gables, FL

1986                        Jaffe Art Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

1984                        Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

1983                        Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1982                        Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

1980                        Munson Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

1979                        Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1979                        Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

1977                        Austin Art Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

1977                        Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

1974                        DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1973                        Jorgenson Gallery, University of Connecticut

1972                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1970                        Joselof Gallery, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

1969                        Grand Avenue Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

1968                        SUNY Cortland Art Gallery, Cortland, NY

1968                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1966                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1964                        Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan, CT

1964                        University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

1964                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1963                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

1961                        Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015                        Richard Lytle & Bernard Chaet, Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT

2010                        "IGY" ("16 Americans" 50 Years Later) Marriane Boesky Gallery, NY

1993                        "Yale Collects Yale," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1992                        Group Show, Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1992                        Group Show, Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT

1986                        "Selections from EF Hutton Collection," Metropolitan Museum of Art, Coral Gables, FL

1983                        "Large Scale Watercolors," Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

1983                        "Contemporary Watercolors," Skidmore College Art Gallery, Saratoga, NY

1981                        "Josef Albers: His Art and Influence," Montclair Art Museum, NJ

1979                        Invitational, Institute of International Education, New York, NY

1979                        "Drawings Now," Impressions Gallery, Boston, MA

1979                        "American Scene: Landscape," Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY

1978                        "Works by Members of Yale Faculty," Harold Green Gallery, New York, NY

1978                        "Connecticut Drawing, Painting and Sculpture," University of Bridgeport, New Britain Museum of Art,

                                Cummings Center of Art

1978                        "Art on Paper," Invitational Weatherspoon Annul, UNC, Chapel Hill

1978-89                   "Art in Embassy," American embassies around the world

1975                        "Selected Alumni of the Fulbright Program," Institute of International Education,

                                 NewYork, NY

1975                        "American Drawing Invitational," Albrecht Gallery, St. Joseph, MO

1975                        "Colleagues of Peterdi," Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC

1974                        "Students of Albers," Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

1973                        Harford Athenaeum Invitational, Hartford, CT

1973                        McNay Art Institute Invitational, San Antonio, TX

1970                        "Drawings USA," Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, MN

1969                        "Artist Abroad," American Federation of Arts Touring Show

1969                        "Young Painters of New England," John and MAble Ringling Museum of Fine Arts, Sarasota, FL, Portland

                                Museum, ME, Currier Art Gallery

1968                        "Works of Art in the Executive Mansion," Albany, NY

1968                        "American Graphics Workshops," Cincinnati Art Museum, OH

1967                        "Fine Arts Annual," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1967                        "Paintings and Sculpture Today," Herron Museum of Arts, Philadelphia

1967                        "5," Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

1967                        "Art of Paper Invitational," Weatherspoon Annual, UNC, Chapel Hill

1967                        "Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture," Krannert Museum

1965                        "Fine Arts Annual," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1964                        "Fine Arts Annual," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1964                        "New England Art Show," Northeastern University, Boston, MA

1963                        "ART:USA:NOW," Two year international and USA tour

                                (final destination, Smithsonian Museum, Washington, DC

1963                        "Fine Arts Annual," Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, PA

1963                        "Paintings in New England," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1963                        "Whitney Annual," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

1962                        "Child Hassam Fund Show," American Academy of Arts and Letters

1962                        "Art Since 1950," Worlds Fair, Seattle, WA

1962                        "Young America Presents," Museum of Fine Arts, Helsinki Finland

1962                        "Contemporary Painting," Birmingham Museum of Art, AL

1961                        "Graphics 61" University of Kentucky Invitational, Lexington, KY

1962                        "Society of Contemporary Art Invitational," CAI, Chicago, IL

1962                        "Contemporary Painting," Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX

1960                        "The Mcguiness Collection," DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

1959                        "Sixteen Americans," Museum of Modern Art, NY

1959                        Schneider Gallery, Rome, Italy

1959                        Kanegis Gallery, Boston, MA

1958                        New Haven Arts Festival, New Haven, CT

1957                        Boston Arts Festival, Boston, MA

1957                        Kanegis Gallery, Boston, MA

1956                        Brooklyn Museum National Print Show, Brooklyn, NY

 

PUBLIC & CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Albrecht Gallery Museum of Arts, St. Joseph, MO

AT&T, New York, NY

Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, NY

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH

Citicorp, New York, NY

Columbia University International House, New York, NY

Connecticut Bank and Trust, Hartford, CT

DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

EF Hutton, New York, NY

Housatonic College Art Collection, Stratford, CT

Mellon Bank, Pittsburg, PA

Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Museum of Art, Washington, DC

Rockefeller Collection, Kykuit, NY

SUNY Cortland Art Collection, Cortland, NY

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Williams College of Art Museum, Williamstown, MA

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

 

SELECT PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

George Abbot

Wayne Anderson

Claude Bernard

Lawrence Bloedel

Richard & Joline Davidson

Armand Erpf

Frederick Gash

Harold Gash

George Heard Hamilton

Henry Hart

J. Patrick Lannan

Robert Lifton

Josiah Marvel

Lawrence Rockefeller

Nelson Rockefeller

Louis Sosland

 

PRIZES & HONORS

Saint Gaudens Medal (highest honorary award), 1985

Citation for Professional Achievement, Cooper Union, 1978

First Prize, New Haven Arts Festival, 1958

Fullbright Fellowship to Italy, 1958-59

 

COMMISSIONS

Concrete Relief Mural (160 feet long and 10 feet high for base of Campus Center, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT)

Painting for S.C. Johnson Collection, ART:USA:NOW

"Famous Artists at Work" filmstri