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artist , educator

Robert William Roy, American artist, educator. Recipient Ture Bengtz Memorial prize, Boston Printmakers, 2005, Luz Dorrien Faculty award, Montserrat College Art, 2006; fellow Yale University, Norfolk, Connecticut, 1968, Massachusetts Artists Foundation, Boston, 1977; Ford Foundation Faculty grantee, 1976, 78, 80, Cornelia Faculty Fellow, 2003.


Roy, Robert William was born on October 7, 1945 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Vincent Charles and Rita Marie Roy.


Bachelor of Fine Arts magna cum laude, University Massachusetts Amherst, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1971.


Instructor School of the Worcester Art Museum, 1972-1981. Professor, chair painting department Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, since 1988. Adjunct instructor Mount Wachusett Community College, Gardner, Massachusetts, 1982-1998, member advisory board, since 1997.

Visiting lecturer University Lowell,, Massachusetts, 1982-1983, Worcester State College, 1986-1987. Visiting critic Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1983, visiting artist, University Southern Maine, 2002, Artist-in-residence, Burren College Art, Ireland, 2004.


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    • Exhibited in group shows at most recently Montserrat College Art, 2000, Danforth Museum Art, 2001, European Biennial Contemporary Art, Frankfurt, Germany, 2002, Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey, 2002, The Liverpool Biennial, England, 2002, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 2003, River Gallery, Ipswich, Massachusetts, 2003, Schitkamp Gallery, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, 2003, Art Gallery, University New Hampshire, Durham, 2004, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts, 2004, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 2004, University West Georgia, Carrolton, 2004, Ontario College Art, Toronto, Canada, 2004, Print Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, 2004, HallSpace, Boston, 2005, Boston University, 2005, Art Gallery, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts, 2006, Danforth Museum Art, 2006, van Deb editions, New York City, one-man shows include Montserrat College Art, 2000, University Southern Maine, 2002, HallSpace, Boston, 2005, Housatonic Museum Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2005, Danforth Museum Art, 2006, Represented in permanent collections Museum Modern Art, New York City, Danforth Museum Art, Trenton State College, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, Massachusetts, Housatonic Museum Art, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Boston Public Library.


Member Los Angeles Printmaking Society, College Art Association New York City, Boston Printmakers, Southern Graphics Council.


Married Laurie Jean Zephir, August 1, 1981. Children: Patrick Zephir, Roy.

Vincent Charles

Rita Marie Roy

Laurie Jean Zephir

Patrick Zephir Roy