Renowned Painter To Speak At M.D. Anderson Art Lecture

Sept. 28, 2004
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by Julie Campbell Carlson

Renowned painter Gregory Amenoff will deliver the M.D. Anderson art lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, in room 149 at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center on the Baylor University campus. The lecture is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.

Amenoff was born in Illinois, and studied at Beloit College. His work gained national prominence when he was selected for the Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1981. Since then he has exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including solo shows at the universities of Tennessee and Wisconsin, Nielsen Gallery in Boston, Stephen Wirtz Gallery in San Francisco, Hirschl & Adler Modern, Robert Miller, and Betsy Senior galleries in New York, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Boston, and in Chicago, Philadelphia, Santa Fe and Paris.

His work is in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts of Boston, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among others.

Amenoff has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Tiffany Foundation, and was named Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by Massachusetts College of Fine Arts. He has taught at the Tyler School of Art, Skowhegan School, Yale University, American University, Florida International University, Pennsylvania Academy, California State University, Long Branch and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is past president of the National Academy of Design and currently serves as professor of art at Columbia University. He lives and works in New York City.

For more information, call 710-1867.

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