Richard Lytle

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Title: Professor Emeritus of Painting
Company: Yale University School of Art
Location: Woodbridge, Connecticut, United States

Richard Lytle, Professor Emeritus of Painting of the Yale University School of Art, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in arts education.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Mr. Lytle has been recognized as professor emeritus of the Yale University School of Art since 2002, having been a professor of painting since 1980, an associate professor since 1966, and an instructor from 1960 to 1963. In addition to his primary roles, he served as acting dean several times, including in 1980 to 1980, 1990, and 1994. From 1963 to 1966, Mr. Lytle was the dean of the Silvermine College of Art.

Mr. Lytle was inspired to pursue art from an early age, having had his drawings exhibited in New York, NY at the age of five. At 10, he began selling his work on commission, and received a scholarship to Cooper Union, where he received a diploma as first in his class in art. Mentored by the teacher of design, Rudolph de Harak, he was able to receive a scholarship to Yale University. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1957 and a Master of Fine Arts in 1960.

Renowned for his work spanning from romantic expressions to floral studies and landscapes, Mr. Lytle developed his own surreal botanical style. His work has been featured in numerous solo shows in New York City and New Haven, Connecticut, and in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and the Bruce Museum. He also has pieces in the permanent collections of Kykuit, the Yale Art Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the National Museum of Art.

A respected voice in his field, Mr. Lytle has been affiliated with numerous organizations in his community. A consultant for the Rockefeller Fund, he has been a member of the board of finance of Oxford, Connecticut, director of the Yale Summer School, and a visiting artist-in-residence at Dartmouth College. Furthermore, he was chair of the Region 5 Board of Education.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lytle has been recognized for his contributions, including with a St. Gaudens Award from Cooper Union. A Fulbright Fellow, he also received a Fulbright Award. He has been featured in Who’s Who in American Education and Who’s Who in the East.

In his free time, Mr. Lytle enjoys windsurfing and gardening. Looking toward the future, he plans to continue creating art in his retirement.

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