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Patricia Grieve Watkinson

Patricia Grieve Watkinson, museum director.


  • Watkinson, Patricia Grieve was born on March 28, 1946 in Merton, Surrey, England. Came to the United States, 1972. Daughter of Thomas Wardle and Kathleen (Bredl) Grieve.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art History and Languages with honors, Bristol University, England, 1968.


    • Secretary Mayfair Fine Arts and The Mayfair Gallery, London, 1969-1971. Administrator Bernard Jacobson, Print Public, 1971-1973. Freelance exhibition work, writer Kilkenny Design Center, Davis Gallery, Irish Arts Council in Dublin, Ireland, 1975-1976.

      Curator of art Museum Art, Washington State University, Pullman, 1978-1983, director, 1984-1998. Executive director Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum Art, since 1998. Assistant professor art history Washington State University, Pullman, 1978.

      Member advisory board Exhibits United States of America, since 1999.


    • Co-author, co-editor: Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1985.


    Member Association American Colleges and University Museum and Galleries (western regional representative 1987-1989), Art Museum Association American (Washington state representative 1986-1987), International Council Museum (modern art committee 1986-1989), Washington Museum Association (board directors 1984-1987), American Federation Arts (western region representative 1987-1989), Washington Art Consortium (president 1993-1995), Western Museum Association (board directors 1996-1998), ARTTABLE.
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    Born March 28, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Bristol University
    • 1969 - 1971
      Secretary, Mayfair Fine Arts and The Mayfair Gallery
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1971 - 1973
      administrator, Bernard Jacobson
    • 1978 - 1983
      curator of art Museum Art
      Pullman, Washington, United States
    • 1998
      executive, director Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum Art