biography of Robert Gray MURRAY (1936)

Birth place: Vancouver, BC

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Sculptor

Studied: Univ. Sask. Sch. Art, 1955-58; Mexico, 1959; Emma Lake Artist's Workshops.

Exhibited: WMAA, 1964-73; Guggenheim Int. Exh., Guggenheim Mus., NY, 1967; Am. Sculpture of the Sixties, LACMA, 1967; 14 Sculptors: The Industrial Edge, Walker AC, MN, 1969; X S„o Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 1969 (2nd prize); Lippincott Inc., North Haven, CT; David Mirvish Gallery, Toronto, Ontarion. Other awards: Can. Council bursary, 1960 & sr. grant, 1969

Work: WMAA; Nat. Gal. Canada, Ottawa; Walker AC, MN; Everson Mus., Syracuse; Aldrich Mus., Ridgefield, CT. Commissions: sculpture, Expo (Montreal), 1967, Fredonia State College, NY, 1969, Vancouver Int. Airport, 1969, Dept. Nat. Defense, Ottawa, 1972 & Dept. External Affairs, Ottawa, 1972.

Comments: Preferred media: steel, aluminum. Teaching: Hunter College; Sch. Visual Art; lectures at colleges throughout US.

Sources: WW73; Brydon Smith, Robert Murray/Canada (Queen's Printer, Ottawa, 1969); D. Shadbolt, Ronald Bladen/Robert Murray (Art Gallery Vancouver, 1970); Krainin-Sage, Artist" (film), NY State Council Arts, 1971."