Log In

Robert Walter Irwin Edit Profile

artist

Robert Walter Irwin, American artist. Guggenheim fellow, 1966-1967, Mac Arthur fellow, 1984-1989. Founding member Museum Contemporary Art., Los Angeles, 1981-1984. Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Background

Irwin, Robert Walter was born on September 12, 1928 in Long Beach, California, United States. Son of Overton Ernest and Goldie Florence (Anderberg) Irwin.

Education

Honorary doctorate, San Francisco The Art Institute of Chicago, 1979;honorary doctorate, Otis Parson School Art Design, 1992.

Career

Private practice art, since 1952;teacher, Chouinard The Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles, 1957-1958;teacher, University of California at Los Angeles, 1962;teacher, University of California, Irvine, 1968-1969. John Jay Hill professor, lecturer University of Minnesota, 1981. Jean Paul Getty lecturer University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1986.

Cullinan professor, lecturer Rice U., Houston, 1987-1988.

Works

Membership

Founding member Museum Contemporary Art., Los Angeles, 1981-1984. Member of American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Connections

Married Adele; 1 child, Anna-Grace.

father:
Overton Ernest Irwin

mother:
Goldie Florence (Anderberg) Irwin

spouse:
Adele

child:
Anna-Grace Irwin