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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.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

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, Harftord, 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 Faculy," 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, New York, 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 "Sixteeen 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 and 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

About 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 Stella and 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 watercolor and pencil or in his fantastical botanical landscapes, so detailed that they begin to loop back into abstraction.

American, b. 1935

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Holiday Exhibition, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven
2015
Richard Lytle and Bernard Chaet, FRED.GIAMPIETRO Gallery, New Haven
2014