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Museum director

Patricia Grieve Watkinson, museum director.


Watkinson, Patricia Grieve was born on March 28, 1946 in Merton, Surrey, England. Came to the United States, 1972. Daughter of Thomas Wardle and Kathleen (Bredl) Grieve.


Bachelor in Art History and Languages with honors, Bristol University, England, 1968.


Secretary Mayfair Fine Arts and The Mayfair Gallery, London, 1969-1971. Administrator Bernard Jacobson, Print Public, 1971-1973. Freelance exhibition work, writer Kilkenny Design Center, Davis Gallery, Irish Arts Council in Dublin, Ireland, 1975-1976.

Curator of art Museum Art, Washington State University, Pullman, 1978-1983, director, 1984-1998. Executive director Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum Art, since 1998. Assistant professor art history Washington State University, Pullman, 1978.

Member advisory board Exhibits United States of America, since 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author, co-editor: Gaylen Hansen: The Paintings of a Decade, 1985.


Member Association American Colleges and University Museum and Galleries (western regional representative 1987-1989), Art Museum Association American (Washington state representative 1986-1987), International Council Museum (modern art committee 1986-1989), Washington Museum Association (board directors 1984-1987), American Federation Arts (western region representative 1987-1989), Washington Art Consortium (president 1993-1995), Western Museum Association (board directors 1996-1998), ARTTABLE.


Thomas Wardle Grieve

Kathleen (Bredl) Grieve