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artist , educator

Robert Gary Reynolds, American artist, educator. Recipient Disting.Teaching award California Poly State University, 1986, President Art award, 1993, Bronze award National Painting Competition Artist Magazine, 1996; Gold medal The Art Institute of Chicago California, 1994.

Background

Reynolds, Robert Gary was born on March 7, 1936 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. Son of Agee Grady and Viola Elizabeth (Curran) Reynolds.

Education

B.P.A. with honors, Art Center College Design, Los Angeles, 1963. Master of Arts, California Polytechnic U., 1970. Also various art workshops.

Artist Creative Arts Studio, San Luis Obispo, 1955-1956. Free-lance artist/illustrator, Los Angeles and San LuisObispo, since 1957. Staff artist California Polytechnic U., San Luis Obispo, since 1964, associate professor architecture, 1970-1975, professor art and design, since 1976, department chair art and design department, 1980-1981, 1984-1986.

Acting headdept. art, 1983-1984. Artist Ford Times magazine, Dearborn, Michigan, 1971-1979. Instructor Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, 1972-1976.

Artist, teacher, founder High Sierra Watercolor Workshop, since 1975, Asilomar Watercolor Workshop, Pacific Grove, California, 1980-1983. Free-lance illustrator for various studios, California, since 1972. Painting instructor Robert Reynolds Workshop, High Sierra, California, summer, 1973-1998.

Resident director London StudyProgram California Poly University, London, spring, 1986, 1991. Art acquisition committee member California Poly State University, 1997, performing arts advising committee, 1995, London Study Program Committee, 1986. Over-25 one-man shows including: San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1975, California State University Headquarters/Gallery, 1979, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California, 1981, Olive Tree Gallery, Santa Maria, 1983.

Group shows include: California Survey Drawing and Watercolor, Humboldt, 1982, University Gallery, California Polytechnic State University,1985. Represented in permanent collections including City of Stockton, California, City of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Museum Natural History, California, Morro Bay Museum Natural History, California State University and CSU Collection, Long Beach, Mid-State Fair Association, also numerous private collections. Works include design of San Luis Obispo bicentennial symbol and coin, design of official seal of County of San Luis Obispo, official painting for 1984 Mozart Festival, San Luis Obispo.

Designer United States Commemorative Postcard Stamp, 1987. Member San Luis Obispo Design and Review Board, 1970-1973. Chairman San Luis Obispo Flag Design Competition, 1973.

Author: Painting Nature's Peaceful Places, 1993. executed mural Museum National.History, California, 1983.

Career

Artist Creative Arts Studio, San Luis Obispo, 1955-1956. Artist Ford Times mag. Artist, teacher.

Achievements

  • Achievements include artwork featured in over 20 art books in the United States and England.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • One-man shows include San Luis Obispo Art Center, 1975, 2007-2008, Talley Vineyards, Grande, California, 2009, Solo Art Exhibition, San Luis Obispo Art Center, 2008, California State University Headquarters/Gallery, 1979, Allan Hancock College, Santa Maria, California, 1981, Olive Tree Gallery, Santa Maria, 1983, Johnson Gallery, 1998-2007, Harbinger Gallery, 1998-2006, Elverhoj Museum Art and History, Solvang, California 2004. Group shows include California Survey Drawing and Watercolor, Humboldt, 1982, University Gallery, California Polytechnic State University, 1985. Exhibitions include Florence Biennale International Art Exhibition, Italy, 2003.

      Represented in permanent collections at City of Stockton, California, City of San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara Museum Natural history, California State University and CSU Collection, Long Beach, Mid-State Fair Association, others. Works include design of San Luis Obispo bicentennial symbol and coin, design of official seal County of San Luis Obispo, official painting 1984 Mozart Festival, San Luis Obispo. Designer United States Commemorative Postcard Stamp, 1987, Annual Bear Valley Music Festival Poster, California, 2004.

      Cover painting design (book): Splash9: Best of Watercolor, 2006, work is in over 20 Art Books and is on the Cover of Splash 9: Best of Watercolor. Author: Painting Nature's Peaceful Places, 1993, The Art of Robert Reynolds: Quiet Journey, 2006, Splash II: Best of Water Color, 2010. Executed mural Museum National History, California, 1983.

      Commissioned to do poster for Morro Bay National Estuary Program, 2001.

Membership

Served with United States Naval Reserve, 1955-1963. Member San Luis Obispo Art Association (past president 1970-1971), Central Coast Watercolor Society (co-founder 1978, president 1980-1981), Artist's Equity (member-at-large), San Luis Obispo Civic and Fine Arts Association.

Connections

Married Sharon Ardelle Bodley, June 17, 1962 (divorced 1979).; married Patricia Lee Smith, October 5, 1981. Children: Robert Scott, Richard Lance, Jill Elizabeth.

father:
Agee Grady Reynolds

mother:
Viola Elizabeth (Curran) Reynolds

spouses:
Patricia Lee Smith

Sharon Ardelle Bodley

children:
Richard Lance Reynolds

Robert Scott Reynolds

Jill Elizabeth Reynolds