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Eric Egas, American artist. Achievements include one of the earliest developers of Raster to vector conversion software; development of unique methodology for making anaglyphic (3D) photographs using the dye transfer process. Grantee Creative Artist Public Service grantee, New York Foundation for Art, 1979; Media grantee, Haleakela Foundation, 1980-1982, Sponsored Project grantee, New York state Council on Arts, 1984.

Background

Egas, Eric was born on July 27, 1944 in New York City. Son of Camilo Egas and Alice Lindsay.

Education

Student, Pratt Institute, 1961—1965. Student, New School for Social Research, 1965. Student, Kunstfacskolan, Stockholm, Sweden, 1966.

Career

Assistant film maker Arnold Eagle Productions, New York City, 1965—1966. Supervisor film and media New York State Museum, Albany, 1967—1978. Artist Cairo, 1978—1980.

Executive director Greene County Council on Arts, Catskill, 1980—1982. Artist Greenville, 1982—1990. Director, Chief Executive Officer Advanced Graphics Research Inc., 1990—1999.

Artist Viegues, Puerto Rico, since 1999, New York, since 1999.

Achievements

  • Achievements include one of the earliest developers of Raster to vector conversion software. Development of unique methodology for making anaglyphic (3D) photographs using the dye transfer process.

Membership

Board directors Art Awareness Inc., Lexington, New York, 1986—1990. Visual arts panelist New York State Council on Arts, New York City, 1983—1986.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Solar energy, architecture.

Connections

Married Edith Smith Egas, September 1, 1966 (divorced October 1968). 1 child Emile; Married Carolyn Marie Parry, February 15, 1974. 1 child Ean.

father:
Camilo Egas

mother:
Alice Lindsay

spouses:
Carolyn Marie Parry

Edith Smith Egas

children:
Emile Egas

Ean Egas