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Mayhew, Richard , 1970 - 1972

 Item — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

Landscape painter Richard Mayhew delivered 3 lectures that can be found on 4 reels. Mayhew spoke on 5/6/1970 (2015-0002/RR64), 5/9/1972 (2015-0002/RR65 reel 1), (2015-0002/RR66 reel 2), and lastly on 2/24/1971 2015-0002/RR317).

Mayhew was a member of Spiral, a black painters group that formed in 1960s New York City.

Mayhew was an art student at the Brooklyn Museum’s school of art and took additional classes at Pratt Institute and Columbia. Mayhew won his first major show in 1955 at the Brooklyn Museum. In 1959 he was the John Hay Whitney Fellowship, which funded a year of study at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Florence. Mayhew stayed in Europe for an additional two years after being granted additional funds from the Ford Foundation. During this time he became influenced by French Impressionists, which in turn played a large role in his portrayal of landscapes.

In addition to his painting career, Mayhew was an educator and held professorships at the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Students League, Smith College, and Pennsylvania State University. Mayhew currently lives in Santa Cruz, California and continues to paint.


  • 1970 - 1972


4 Reels (Magnetic tape audio recordings )

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

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