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painter , museum director

Charles K. Steiner, museum director, painter. Spears travel grantee Princeton University, 1995; Metropolitan Museum Art travel grantee, Europe, 1981.


Steiner, Charles K. was born on April 27, 1951 in Champaign, Illinois, United States. Son of Gilbert Y. and Louise (King) Steiner.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cornell University, 1973. Master of Fine Arts, George Washington University, 1976.


Aide, educator Perceva, St. Prex, Switzerland, 1973-1974. Rockefeller Foundation fellow Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1976-1977, assistant and associate museum educator, 1977-1986. Assistant director The Art Museum, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1986—1990, associate director, 1990—2000.

Director Wichita Art Museum, Kansas, since 2000. Board directors Save Outdoor Sculpture, New Jersey, 1994-1995, Arts Council Princeton, 1972-1976. Member art board Bellevue Hospital, New York City, 1983-1986.

Visiting painter Edward Albee Foundation, Montauk, New York, 1977-1978.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in solo shows in New York City and Princeton. Group shows at George Washington University, Washington, 1982, Delphine Gallery, Santa Barbara, California, 1987, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery/Southern Utah University, Cedar City, 1993, Lexington Gallery, Lawrenceville, New Jersey, 1993, others. Represented in collections at 3M, Minneapolis, New York Health and Hospital Corporation, Montgomery County (Maryland) Collection.

      Author publications in field.


Married Mary B. Shepard. Children: Frances Shepard, Hope Bradley.

Gilbert Y. Steiner

Louise (King) Steiner

Mary B. Shepard

Frances Shepard Steiner

Hope Bradley Steiner