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Mitzi Greene Humphrey, American artist. Virginia Commission Arts grantee, 1989, 94.

Background

Humphrey, Mitzi Greene was born on February 10, 1936 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Sterling Augustus and Alta Marie (Ferguson) Greene.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Fine Arts, University Tennessee, 1957. Master of Arts in British and American Literature, Auburn University, 1970. Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1988.

Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1997.

Career

Teacher art, English Knoxville City Schools, 1957-1959. Director, co-founder Wofford College Art Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, 1960-1961. Secretary chemistry department Newcomb College, New Orleans, 1962-1963.

Assistant to director Scott-McKennis Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 1975-1976. Curator national xerographic exhibit 1708 East Main Gallery, 1988-1989. Curator national book art exhibit Artspace, 1993-1994, president, 1992-1994.

Adjunct faculty English department J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, 1975-1976, University Richmond, 1982-1984. Instructor workshops Virginia Museum Fine Arts, 1990-1991. Instructor travel journal workshop Valentine Museum, Richmond, 1992.

Lecturer women's resource center University Richmond, 1992. Representatives women's caucus for art National Book Art Conference, New York City, 1989. Founder, co-director Art6 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, since 2004.

Chair, executive board, since 2004.

Achievements

  • Avocations: travel, tennis, gardening, writing, public speaking.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Producer (educational videos) Art Ex Libris at Artspace, 1994, Clifford Edwards and Books as Icons in the Paintings of Van Gogh, 1994, Isota Epes and How Virginia Woolf Brought Me Up, 1994.

Membership

Secretary Richmond Interfaith Council, 1982-1983. Member Conservation Council Virginia, Richmond, 1989-1994. Member International Society Copier Artists (Virginia representative 1980-1991), Richmond Artists Association (president 1984-1986) Women's Caucus Art (member executive board 1991-1993, grantee 1989, Richmond chapter Virginia visual artist of year award 1996), Briarwood Book Club, Richmond Roadunners Club, (Grandprix winner, 2003), Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Lambda Theta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, tennis, gardening, writing, public speaking.

Connections

Married Thomas MacGillivray Humphrey, June 4, 1957. Children: Sheryl Lynn, Thomas MacGillivray Junior and Elizabeth Eleanor (twins).

father:
Sterling Augustus Greene

mother:
Alta Marie (Ferguson) Greene

spouse:
Thomas MacGillivray Humphrey

children:
Sheryl Lynn Humphrey

Thomas MacGillivray Junior and Elizabeth Eleanor Humphrey (twins)