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Colin Greenly, British Artist. Incorporated the characteristics of a circle and a square into a single image, thereby discovering an effective visual symbol for the concepts of transition and change, 1964; Intangible Sculpture; patentee in field of playground sculpture. Grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1967, Committee for Visual Arts, 1974, Creative Artists Public Svc. Program, 1972, 78, New York State Council on Arts,1993.

Background

Greenly, Colin was born on January 21, 1928 in London. Son of Arthur John and Caroline Matilda (Fantini) Greenly. came to the United States, 1939, naturalized, 1948.

Education

AB, Harvard College, 1948. Student, Columbia University School Painting and Sculpture, 1953. Attended Graduate School Fine Arts, American University, 1956.

Career

Director art Madeira School, Greenway, Virginia, 1955-1968. Dana professor fine arts Colgate University, 1972-1973. Visiting artist numerous colleges, universities.

Achievements

  • Incorporated the characteristics of a circle and a square into a single image, thereby discovering an effective visual symbol for the concepts of transition and change, 1964. Intangible Sculpture. Patentee in field of playground sculpture.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1968, Royal Marks Gallery, New York City, 1968, 70, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, 1971, Andrew Dickson White Museum (now Herbert F. Johnson Museum), Cornell University, 1972, Picker Gallery, Colgate University, 1973, Finch College Museum, New York City, 1974. Group shows include Museum Modern Art, New York City, 1953, 73, De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, 1965, Des Moines Art Center, 1967, National Collection Fine Arts, Washington, 1968, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois, 1969, 74, Emmerich Gallery Downtown, New York City, 1972, John Weber Gallery, New York City, 1975, Whitney Museum American Art, New York City, 1978, New York State Museum, Albany, 1981. Represented in permanent collections Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, Corcoran Gallery Art, Des Moines Art Center, Everson Museum, High Museum Art, Atlanta, Museum Modern Art, New York City, Philadelphia Museum Art, National Gallery Art, Washington, National Collection Fine Arts (now Smithsonian American Art Museum), Washington, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Ithaca, New York.

      Restoration and contemporary adaptation of Hulse Barn, Campbell Hall, New York. Contributor to World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition, 2003. Commissioned aluminum sculpture, Cloudlines, Jeffrey J. Sherman Arts Center, Langley School, McLean, Virginia, 2009.

      Contributor works of art, videos, photographs to CDROM Images of the Whole, 1998. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Partner Leaning Post Productions. Member National Audobon Society, Nature Conservancy, Wilderness Society, National Trust for History Preservation, Sierra Club.

Connections

Married Laurie Ann Zadek, May 8, 1976. 1 child, Katharine Lydia Caro Herman.

father:
Arthur John Greenly

mother:
Caroline Matilda (Fantini) Greenly

spouse:
Laurie Ann Zadek

child:
Katharine Lydia Caro Herman Greenly