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Frederick S. Wight

artist , art gallery director

Frederick S. Wight, American artist, art gallery director. Recipient Bronze medal for service to education in art National Gallery Art, 1967. Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Background

Wight, Frederick S. was born on June 1, 1902 in New York City. Son of Carol Van Buren and Alice (Stallknecht) Wight.

Education

Bachelor, University Virginia, 1923. Student art schools, Academie Julian, others, Paris, 1925. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1946.

Career

Director education Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1946-1950, associate director, 1950-1953. Professor art, director art galleries (named Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries 1972) University of California at Los Angeles, 1953-1973, chairman art department, 1963-1966.

Works

book Goya: Order & Disorder book The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America: At the New-York Historical Society book Frederick Eversley, Palm Springs Desert Museum, October 24 to December 10 book Frederick Eversley: Palm Springs Desert Museum, October 24 to December 10, 1978

Membership

Lieutenant Commander United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945.

Connections

Married Joan Elizabeth Bingham, June 30, 1936. 1 son, George Frederick.

father:
Carol Van Buren Wight

mother:
Alice (Stallknecht) Wight

spouse:
Joan Elizabeth Bingham