Newport Art Museum
Richard Grosvenor: Space, Time and Art
August 26 - November 12, 2000
Richard Grosvenor: Space, Time and Art, a retrospective exhibition. will open at the Newport Art Museum on August 26 and run through November 12, 2000.
Richard Grosvenor was born in France of American parents and was raised in Newport. A few years after graduating from Harvard University with Bachelor of Arts degree, he was appointed the head of the art department of St. George's School in Newport.
Using the city of Newport as a laboratory, Grosvenor introduced a course in architecture to the St. George's School curriculum, reflecting his long held interest m the subject. He taught painting, architecture and art history at the school until he retired in 1993 after a forty year tenure.
The subject matter of Grosvenor's work includes urban and rural landscapes, and architectural studies. His specialty is New England coastal scenes. His paintings have been purchased by a number of institutions and corporations, as well as by many private collectors. Over the years he has had a dozen one man shows, including shows at the Newport Art Museum, the Providence Art Club and the David Findlay Gallery in New York City. His major works can be seen in a number of public spaces in Rhode Island including the Newport Public Library, the Newport Hospital, the Textron Esecutive Offices and the Bank of Newport. (left: photo of Richard Grosvenor painting a New England coastal scene)
A "renaissance man," Grosvenor is not satisfied to wield only paint brushes but enjoys working with his hands in other media. He designed and built his own home with the help of his family and students. This endeavor was followed by the building of an experimental thirty-foot catamaran and later by the construction of a single-seat airplane.
Grosvenor continues to paint in both watercolors and oils while teaching and lecturing at the Newport Art Museum. He is associated with the nearby Spring Bull Studio/Gallery.
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