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Frederick S. Wight Edit Profile

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 of The United States Navy 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 of Arts, University Virginia, 1923;student art schools, Academie Julian, others, Paris, 1923-1925;Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1946.

Career

Director education, Institute Contemporary Art, Boston, 1946-1950;associate director, Institute Contemporary Art, 1950-1953;professor art, director art galleries (named Frederick S. Wight Art Galleries1972), University of California at Los Angeles, 1953-1973;chairman art department, University of California at Los Angeles, 1963-1966.

Works

Membership

Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy 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