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educator , painter , printmaker

David Aiken Humphrey, German painter, printmaker, educator. Recipient Thomas B. Clarke prize, National Academy Design, 2002, Harold M. English Rome prize, National Academy Rome, 2008; fellow John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2002; grantee New York CAPS, 1980, New York State Council Arts, 1985, National Endowment Arts, 1987, 1995.


Humphrey, David Aiken was born on August 30, 1955 in Augsburg, Federal Republic of Germany. Son of John Jay and Joan (Fisher) Humphrey. came to the United States, 1955.


Student, New York Studio School, 1976—1977. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Maryland Institute, Baltimore, 1977. Master of Arts, New York University, 1980.


Critic Yale University School Art, since 2007.


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    • Represented in permanent collections at Seattle Museum, Carnegie Institute, Metropolitan Museum Art, Brooklyn Museum Art, New York Public Library., Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Museum Fine Art, Boston. One-man shows include David Mckee Gallery, New York City, 1984, 1985, 1988 Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, 1987, Alpha Gallery, Boston, 1988, Krygier/Landau, Los Angeles, 1989, Patricia Shea Gallery, Santa Monica, 1992, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 1995, Woodstreet Galleries, Pittsburgh, 1996, Nancy Solomon Gallery, Atlanta, 1996, I Space, University Illinois, 1996, Deven Golden Fine Art, New York City, 1997, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, 1998, Saks Fifth Ave Project Art, Palm Beach, Florida, 2002, Solomon Projects, Atlanta, 2002, Littlejohn Contemporary, New York City, 2002.

      Group shows include Public and Private, Brooklyn Museum Art, 1986, Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, North Carolina, 1995, Thing, Deven Golden, New York City, 1996, Shag, Postmasters, New York City, 1997, Sculpture, McKee Gallery, New York City, 1998, New Prints, 2003, Fhuh, Fishtank Gallery, New York City, 2001, When I Think About You I Touch Myself, New York Academy Art, 2004, Still Missing, School Visual Arts, New York City and Westport Art Center, Connecticut, 2007.


Married Emily Cheng, July 28, 1953. 1 child: Simone Elizabeth Cheng Humphrey.

John Jay Humphrey

Joan (Fisher) Humphrey

Emily Cheng

Simone Elizabeth Cheng Humphrey