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Robert Hugh Cumming Edit Profile

artist , photographer

Robert Hugh Cumming, American artist, photographer. Recipient Awards in Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1984, Creative Arts award Brandeis University, 1985; grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1972, 75; John S. Guggenheim fellow, 1980; fellow Japan-United States Friendship Commission, 1981.

Background

Cumming, Robert Hugh was born on October 7, 1943 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Robert H. and Evelyn (Schold) Cumming.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Massachusetts College Art, 1965; Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois, 1967.

Career

Lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles Extension, 1974-1977; lecturer, Otis The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1975-1976; lecturer, California Institute Arts, Valencia, 1976-1977; assistant professor, University of California-Irvine, 1977-1978; associate professor, U. Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1978-1986. Juror, consultant United States Eye Exhibit Winter Olympics, Lake Placid, New York, 1979. Visiting artist Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1979, traveling retrospective through Australian Gallery Dirs.

Council, Sydney, Australia, 1979.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited retrospective show, Friends of Photography, Carmel, California, 1979, Travelling retrospective show, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Burney, Australia, 1979, one man shows, Castelli Gallery, New York City, 1982, 85, 86, 88, 91, Werkstatt fur Photographie, Berlin, 1982, Whitney Museum American Art, 1986, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 1988. Retrospective exhibitions include San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Contemporary Arts Museum, 1993-1994.

Connections

father:
Robert H. Cumming

mother:
Evelyn (Schold) Cumming