biography of Raymond PARKER (1922-1990)

Birth place: Beresford, SD

Addresses: NYC

Profession: Painter

Studied: Univ. Iowa (B.A., 1946; M.F.A., 1948).

Exhibited: WMAA, 1950-73; Corcoran Gal. biennial, 1963 (Ford Found. purchase prize); Walker AC, Minneapolis, MN, 1950 (solo); Kootz Gal., NYC, 1960-66 (solos); Guggenheim Mus., 1961 (solo); Dayton (OH) Art Inst., 1965 (solo); SFMA,1967 (solo); Fischbach Gal., NYC, 1970s. Other awards: Nat. Council on the Arts Award, 1967; Guggenheim fellowship, 1967.

Work: Solomon R. Guggenheim Mus.; MoMA; WMAA; MMA; Tate Gal., London, England; LACMA

Comments: An Abstract Expressionist painter of the NYC School and accomplished jazz musician, he painted largely improvisational works in vivid colors. Preferred media: oils. Auth.: "Student, Teacher, Artist," College Art Journal, 1953; "Direct Painting," spring 1958 & "Intent Painting," fall 1958. Teaching: Hunter College, 1955-70s; guest critic, Columbia Univ. and Bennington College.

Sources: WW73; L. Campbell, "Parker Paints a Picture," ArtNews (Nov., 1962); G. Nordland, exhib. cat. (San Fran. Mus. Art, 1967).