Curriculum Vitae


MFA Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

BFA Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, student of Joseph Albers

Certificate from The Cooper Union, New York City


Teaching Experience

Professor of Art, University of Connecticut, 1962–1995

Instructor of Art, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, 1958–1962

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1957–1958


Teaching Firsts at the University of Connecticut

Taught the first color class, first graphic design class, and the first computer course
(a programming course in computers for art students)

Started the computer graphics program in early 1980s in the Department of Fine Arts

Was instrumental in obtaining the Apple Higher Education II Computer Lab for the
Department of Fine Arts in mid-1980s


Books Published

The Art of Seeing, 8th edition 2011, Prentice Hall 

Color, 6th edition 2010, Prentice Hall 

Design Principles and Problems, 2nd edition 1996, Wadsworth/Cengage Learning

Shaping Space, 3rd edition 2007, Thomson Wadsworth


Honors & Awards

Academia Italia Fellow

Academy of Fine Arts, Visiting Artist, Krakow, Poland

American Artist — Survey of American Contemporary Artists

Connecticut Art Directors Club, Hall of Fame Inductee

Connecticut Art Directors Club, Lifetime Achievement Award

Directory of Polish Americans in the Arts

Getty Lecturer, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

Kundera Archives, Czechoslovakia

MacDowell Colonist

The Museum of Modern Art Archives, San Paulo, Brazil

New York Art Review

Rijkshogeschool, Visiting Artist, Maastricht, Holland

University of Hartford, Master Class: “Color”, Hartford, Connecticut

WGBH, Subject of Word Portrait “The Artist”, Boston, Massachusetts

Who’s Who

Who’s Who in American Art

Who’s Who in Education


Selected Exhibitions

Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

Amel Gallery, New York City

Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth,Texas

Benton Museum, Storrs, Connecticut

Boston Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

The Cooper Union, New York City

Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas,Texas

DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, Massachusetts

ETC Collection, Hartford, Connecticut

The Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

Grand Street Gallery, New York City

Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut

Maastricht Academy, Maastricht, Holland

Nexus Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts

North Texas State University, Denton, Texas

Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, Connecticut

Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

University of Connecticut Jorgenson Gallery, Storrs, Connecticut

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, Hartford, Connecticut

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut


Selected Permanent Collections

Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

Blake Collection, McKinleyville, California

Calmann & King, London, England

The Cooper Union, New York City

The Dodd Center, Storrs, Connecticut

Forth Worth Art Center, Fort Worth, Texas

Greenburg Collection, Chester, Connecticut

Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts

Harcourt Brace, Fort Worth, Texas

Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, Connecticut

IBM Collection

The John Slade Ely House, New Haven, Connecticut

Kearns Collection, Guilford, Connecticut

La Corrie Collection, New York City

Leonard Bocour Collection, New York City

Maastricht Academy, Maastricht, Holland

Powell Collection, Champaign, Illinois

Ronald T. Lambert Collection, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

Slater Museum, Norwich, Connecticut

Smith Collection, Pueblo, Colorado

University of Massachusetts Drawing Collection, Amherst, Massachusetts

University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Takenaga Collection, Japan

Texas Men of Art Association Collection, Fort Worth, Texas

Verda American Collection, Japan

Yale University Art Museum, New Haven, Connecticut


Work Featured In

Art and the Creative Consciousness, Graham Collier, Prentice Hall

The Art of Drawing, Bernard Chaet, Prentice Hall

Interaction of Color, Joseph Albers, Yale Press

Studio Talk, Bernard Chaet, Prentice Hall