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artist , educator

Robert Dick Tynes, American artist, educator. Achievements include development of original style of painting juxtaposing abstract brush marks with hyperrealistic trompe l'oeil illusionism; development of original style of cutout paintings.

Background

Tynes, Robert Dick was born on January 7, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Marion F. and Faye Tynes Dick.

Education

Bachelor with honours in Art, Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee, 1975. Master of Fine Arts in Painting, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1981.

Career

Lecturer art East Carolina University, 1981—1982, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California, 1982—1984. Visiting assistant professor art University Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu, 1986—1987. Artist-in-residence University North Carolina, Asheville, 1987—1991, from assistant professor to professor art, 1991—2004, professor art, since 2004.

Director S. Tucker Cooke Gallery University North Carolina, since 1994.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of original style of painting juxtaposing abstract brush marks with hyperrealistic trompe l'oeil illusionism. Development of original style of cutout paintings.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Over 20 solo exhibitions, over 100 group shows, one-man shows include Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001, Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, 2004, Gallery at Carillon, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2005, Blue Spiral, Asheville, North Carolina, 2006, Represented in permanent collections Charlotte Public Arts Commission, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Field Engineering Center, Atlanta, Georgia.

Membership

Chair Black Mountain College Museum and Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina, 1993—1995. Director Asheville Area Arts Council, 1994—2002, secretary, 2000—2002. Director Black Mountain Center Arts, 2003—2004, secretary, 2004.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Hiking, tennis.

Connections

Married Bette L. Bates, June 13, 1981. Children: Alison Hayley, Robin Elizabeth.

father:
Marion F.

mother:
Faye Tynes Dick

spouse:
Bette L. Bates

children:
Alison Hayley Tynes

Robin Elizabeth Tynes