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painter , university professor

Jeremy Denton Gilbert-Rolfe, American artist, art critic, educator. Criticism fellow National Education Association, 1974, painting fellow, 1979, 89. Member Modern Language Association, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, International Association for Word and Image Studies, Viking Eggeling Association.

Background

Gilbert-Rolfe, Jeremy Denton was born on August 4, 1945 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England. Came to the United States, 1968. Son of Hendrik William Gilbert-Rolfe and Beatrice Alice Freeman Manger.

Education

Student, Tunbridge Wells Art School, 1961-1965;student, London U. Institute Education, 1966-1967;Master of Fine Arts, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1970.

Career

His work has been exhibited at the Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, NY. The Getty, Los Angeles. The Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Museum of Contemporary Art. And the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles and Minneapolis. He has two sons, Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe and Cedric Gilbert-Rolfe.

Painting Gilbert-Rolfe's paintings concentrate on color and spacing, excluding recognizable figures entirely. In an interview with David Shapiro, Gilbert-Rolfe stated what attracted him to abstract painting was that "I am interested in complexity, and it seems to me that abstract painting is an art in which one can have complexity as opposed to invoking it." Since 2010, Gilbert-Rolfe has collaborated with artist Rebecca Norton on a project called Awkward x 2. Gilbert-Rolfe has authored several books and essays, including Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime (Allworth Press, 2000) and Beyond Piety: Critical Essays on the Visual Arts 1986–1993 (Cambridge University Press, 1995).

Achievements

  • Gilbert-Rolfe has been honored by National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for his contributions to painting and criticism and was a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient (in painting). In 1998 he was presented the Frank Jewett Mather Award for by the College Art Association.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, International Association for Philosophy and Literature, International Association for Word and Image Studies, Viking Eggeling Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: Medieval history, contemporary politics.

Connections

Married Jenifer Jean Lyle, 1964 (divorced). 1 child, Cyrus Jasper. Married Genevieve Anne Vagianos, 1979.

1 child, Cedric Foster.

father:
Hendrik William Gilbert-Rolfe

mother:
Beatrice Alice Freeman Manger

spouses:
Jenifer Jean Lyle

Genevieve Anne Vagianos

children:
Cyrus Jasper Gilbert-Rolfe

Cedric Foster Gilbert-Rolfe