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Kurt Richard Herman Van Dexter Edit Profile

artist , designer , educator , consultant

Kurt Richard Herman Van Dexter, American Designer, educator, artist, consultant. Avocations: folk dance, hiking, farming. M C. Recipient Grumbacher gold medal Springfield Museum, Purchase award New Jersey.Watercolor Society, Philadelphia Civic Center Museum, Southern New Jersey Center for the Arts, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Midwest Watercolor Society, Newport Museum.

Background

Dexter, Kurt Richard Herman Van was born on July 29, 1954 in Woodbury, New Jersey, United States. Son of Harry and Frances Elizabeth (Koelmel) Van Dexter.

Education

Degree in art, Hussian School Art, Philadelphia, 1977. Bachelor in Landscape Architecture, University Rhode Island, 1996.

Career

Assistant interior designer, Philadelphia Design Company, Paoli, 1977-1979; graphic designer, Ednl. Improvement Center-S., Sewell, New Jersey, 1979-1982; department supervisor, Tamerlane, Smithfield, Rhode Island, 1983-1986; senior designer, Paramount Cards, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1986-1987; owner, Van Dexter Design Company, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, since 1986; landscape architect, Beckman/Weremay, Inc., 1994-1996; owner, Dawn to Earth, North Kingstown, since 1997. Instructor Rhode Island School Design, Providence, since 1984, Community College Rhode Island, Warwick, since 1983.

Achievements

  • Avocations: folk dance, hiking, farming. M C.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include Edgewood Gallery, Cranston, Attleboro (Massachusetts) Museum, Cultural Arts Center, Ocean City, New Jersey, Westerly, Rhode Island, Venable Neslage Gallery, Washington, William Ris Gallery, Stone Harbor, New Jersey, Gloucester County College, Sewell, New Jersey. Juried exhibitions include Kawakami Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Richland Gallery, Saku City, Nagano Ken, Japan, New England Watercolor Society, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, Midwest Watercolor Society, Museum Art, Springfield, Massachusetts, Newport (Rhode Island) Museum, Attleboro Museum, Civic Center Museum, Philadelphia, Salmagundi Club, New York City, Walt Whitman Center Arts/Humanities, Camden, New Jersey, Center for Arts/Southern New Jersey, Cherry Hill, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Invitational exhibitions include Freemantle (Australia) Art Center, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Corporation Headquarters, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Gallery on the Green, Woodstock, Vermont.

      Represented in group shows at Gallery on the Green, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, State University of New York, Alfred, Hillsdale (New York ) College, Kearney (Maine) State College, University Kentucky, Lexington, Albany (Georgia) College, Jackson (Tennessee) State College, Dyersburg (Tennessee) State College, Wartburg State College, Waverly, Iowa.

Membership

Board of directors Samaritans of Rhode Island, Providence, 1988-1994. Founder Alpenblumen Schuhplattler Group, since 1983, president, member Guaverband Nord Amerika, since 1978. Member New England Watercolor Society, Graphic Artist Guild, Rhode Island Watercolor Society (president 1990-1991), American Society Landscape Architecture (associate), American Horticultural Therapy Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Folk dance, hiking, farming.

Connections

Married Janice Elaine DeFrances, July 16, 1983. Children: Kristina, Andrea, Max.

father:
Harry Dexter

mother:
Frances Elizabeth (Koelmel) Van Dexter

spouse:
Janice Elaine DeFrances

children:
Kristina Dexter

Andrea Dexter

Max Dexter