Richard Mayhew, American (1934 - )

 

  In trying to understand the source of Richard Mayhew’s artistic gift, we acknowledge several sources: a grandmother who instilled in him a reverence for land and sea and the sense that he had unlimited potential; his pride in his African-American and Long Island Shinnecock Indian heritage; the fact that his ancestors were involved in the Underground Railroad; an involvement with the Spiral Group, organized by fellow socially conscious Black artists trying to make advances during the civil rights movement; his love of music, jazz in particular; and the time spent traveling the country observing the ever-changing landscape, from his native Amityville, a small hamlet on Long Island, to his adopted California.

His biography reads like this: formal education at four schools; he has lived in numerous cites in the U.S. and Europe; has taught at several universities; has initiated innovative art programs in a number of places, he has received numerous honors; and there is a long list of collectors both private and institutional.

Richard Mayhew is an independent artist whose work sums up his wide-ranging experiences

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Professor of Art, Pennsylvania State University
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Received the Ford Foundation Purchase Award
 
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Born Amityville, NY
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Studied at Columbia University New York, NY
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Teaching Position, Brooklyn Museum Art School Brooklyn, NY
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Teaching Position, Hunter College, N.Y. University New York, NY
 
Exhibitions
1999
Beyond the Veil: The Art of African American Artists at Centuries End, Cornell Fine Arts Museum Winter Park, FL
1998
Pastoral Mystique, ACA Galleries New York, NY
1989- 1994
Sherry Washington Gallery Detroit, MI
1993
Midtown Payson Gallery New York, NY
1987
National Academy of Design New York, NY
1980
San Jose Museum of Art San Jose, CA
1978
Retrospective, The Studio Museum in Harlem New York, NY
1978
Studio Museum in Harlem New York, NY
1970
Smithsonian Institute Washington, DC
1969
Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial New York, NY
1967
Contemporaries Gallery New York, NY
1957
Morris Gallery New York, NY
   

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