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Bobbie Oliver, Canadian painter. New York State Council for the Arts grantee, Canada Council grantee, Pollock Krasner grantee, Rhode Island School of Design Faculty Development grantee.


Oliver, Bobbie was born on June 17, 1948 in Windsor, Canada. Daughter of Ronald Oliver and Betty (McClelland) Blair.


Student, Center for Creative Studies, 1966-1968;student, St. Alban's School of Art, England, 1968.


Professor Rhode Island School of Design, since 1980, acting head department Painting, 1982-1983, instructor pre-college Painting, 1987-1988, chief critic Euopean honorary program, 2003—2005. Lecturer Banff (Canada) School Fine Art, 1981, head summer program in Painting, 1985, chair painting department, 2006—2008.


  • Other Work

    • One-person exhibits include Olga Korper Gallery, Toronoto, Canada, 1986, 87, 89, 91, 94, 96, 99, 2003, 06, 10, Wheeler Gallery, Providence, 1993, Wolff Gallery, New York City, 1985, Freidus/Ordover Gallery, New York City, 1984, Sears-Peyton Gallery, New York City, 2004. Selected group exhibits include Agressing Surrender, Paolo Balducci Gallery, New York City, 1994, Sooner or Later Hillwood Art Museum, New York City, 1990, 49th Parallel Gallery, New York City, 1989, Viewpoint Hamilton Art Gallery, Toronto, 1981.


Married Samuel Jan Krizan, July 4, 1964 (divorced 1978). Married Frank Kitchens, May 20, 1993.

Ronald Oliver Blair

Betty (McClelland) Blair

Samuel Jan Krizan

Frank Kitchens