biography of Julien BINFORD (1908-1997)

Birth place: Richmond, VA

Addresses: NYC; Powhatan, VA

Profession: Painter, sculptor

Studied: Emory Univ; AIC, with Boris Anisfeld (Ryerson traveling fellowship for France & Spain).

Exhibited: AIC, 1937-38, and Int Watercolor Show; GGE, 1939; WMAA, 1941-42; Corcoran Gal, 1941-53; PAFA, 1942-53;Midtown Gal., NYC, 1942-on, (incl. retrospective, 1989); Springfield Mus Art, 1942 (purchase award); Buck Hill Falls Art Assn, 1946 (purchase award); Audubon A.; Southern Mus. Circuit; CAM; VMFA; NAD; Carnegie Inst.; LACMA.; Toledo Mus. A.; Gal. Jeanne Castel, Salon Des Tuileries, Paris; Phillips Mem. Gal.

Work: BMFA; Springfield Art Mus, Mass; New Britain Mus, Conn; PMG; IBM; AGAA; VMFA; Oberlin Col.; Univ. Nebr; W.R. Nelson Gal. A.; Univ. Ga. Commissioned murals: seven panels in banking room, Greenwich Savings Bank, 3 W 57th St, NYC; Greenwich Savings Bank, 14th St at 6th Ave, NYC; mural panel in lobby, VA State Libr, Richmond; panel for library, Thomas Jefferson High Sch, Richmond.

Comments: Preferred Media: Oils, Egg Tempera, Acrylics, Marbles, Limestones, Beeswax. Teaching: Prof art, Mary Washington Col, Univ Va, 1946-62, 1964-on. Other positions: Rosenwald Found fel, 1943; Artist corresp, Life Mag, 1944-46; chmn Int Exhib Contemp Art, Mary Washington Col, Univ Va, 1955-1966. Publications: River Jordan Mural, Life Mag, 1942; paintings for historical record of New York Harbor at War, Life Mag, 1944.

Sources: WW73; WW47; Harry Salpeter, Julien Binford (1944); Elizabeth Binford, "Julien Binford" Am Artist (1953)