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Rela Banks, Polish sculptor. Member Woodstock Artists Association.


Banks, Rela was born on October 8, 1933 in Yaroslav, Poland. Came to the United States, 1947. Daughter of Jacob and Frieda (Weintraub) Heuberg.


Student, Museum Modern Art, 1957;student, Art Students League, New York City and Woodstock, New York, 1958-1961;student, Summit (New Jersey) Art Center, 1966-1975.


Chairman national juried exhibit Summit Art Center, 1976, member administrative committee, 1977-1979, chairman standing committee special events, trustee. Member executive committee Phoenix Gallery, New York City, 1983. Chairman membership committee Stone Sculpture Society New York, 1980-1982.


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    • One-woman shows include Robins Art Gallery, South Orange, New Jersey, 1973, Montclair (New Jersey) College, 1974, Caldwell (New Jersey) College, 1974, 83, Summit Art Center, 1976, Newark Academy, Livingston, New Jersey, 1976, Douglas College, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1978, First Women's Bank, New York City, 1979, Phoenix Gallery, 1979, 81, 83, Morris Museum Arts and Sciences, Morristown, New Jersey, 1983, Ann Leonard Gallery, Woodstock, 1983, NECCA Museum, Brooklyn, Connecticut, 1985, Schiller-Wapner Galleries, New York City, 1985, 87, Ann Norton Sculpture Galleries, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1987, David Gary Ltd, Millburn, New Jersey, 1988. Exhibited in group shows at Phoenix Gallery, 1979, 83, Morris Museum Art, 1979, 83, Invitational Woodstock Artists Association, 1980, 84, active members exhibition, 2007-2008, Eilaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, 1980, Searles Art Center, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, 1980, Nabisco Art Gallery, 1981, Summit Art Center, 1981, First Womens Bank, 1981, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, 1983, New York University Graduate School Business, 1983, American Telephone & Telegraph Company Gallery, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, 1984, Shering Plough Gallery, New Jersey, 1984, New Orleans Museum Art, 1986, Gallery Contemporary Art at University Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1986, Schiller-Wapner Galleries, 1986, Lever House, New York City, 1986, Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, 1986, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, 1987, "After Henry Moore", Emily Lowe Museum, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, 1988, group exhibition, Poland. Represented in permanent collections New Orleans Museum Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York, Morris Museum of Science and Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Vassar College Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York, Millburn (New Jersey) Public Library, Minnesota Museum Art, Minneapolis, Woodstock History Society, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York City, Aldrich Museum Contemporary Art, Warsaw Museum, Poland, various private and corporation collections.


Member Woodstock Artists Association.


Married Stanley Frederic Banks, August 9, 1953. Children: Andrew Howard, J. Monica, Gary Mitchell.

Jacob Heuberg

Frieda (Weintraub) Heuberg

Stanley Frederic Banks

Andrew Howard Banks

J. Monica Banks

Gary Mitchell Banks