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Frederick S. Wight

Frederick S. Wight, American artist, art gallery director. Recipient Bronze medal for service to education in art National Gallery Art, 1967. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Background

  • Wight, Frederick S. was born on June 1, 1902 in New York City. Son of Carol Van Buren and Alice (Stallknecht) Wight.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Virginia, 1923. Student art schools, Academie Julian, others, Paris, 1925. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1946.

    Career

    • Director education Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1946-1950, associate director, 1950-1953. Professor art, director art galleries (named Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries 1972) University of California at Los Angeles, 1953-1973, chairman art department, 1963-1966.

    Works

    • Goya: Order & Disorder
    • Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, and an astute observer of the human condition in all its complexity.

    Membership

    Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Elizabeth Bingham, June 30, 1936. 1 son, George Frederick.
    • father: Carol Van Buren Wight
    • mother: Alice (Stallknecht) Wight
    • spouse: Joan Elizabeth Bingham
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    Born June 1, 1902
    Died July 26, 1986
    (aged 84)
    Nationality
    • 1923
      University Virginia
    • 1925
      Academie Julian
    • 1946
      Harvard University
    • 1946 - 1950
      Director, education Institute Contemporary Art
      Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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