Richard de Peaux

Richard de Peaux
Professor Emeritus of Painting
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Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
  • M.F.A., Painting, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.S., Printmaking, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Richard de Peaux is a professor of art in Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art. His specialties are in painting, drawing, printmaking and art history. Since 1970, de Peaux' art work has been exhibited in the United States in O.K. Harris/Works of Art in New York City; the Brooklyn Museum at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.; the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; Chicago Center for the Print; Focus Michigan Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts and Flint Institute of Arts; the Grand Rapids Art Museum; the Milwaukee Art Center; the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Gallery, Batavia, Illinois; the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology;  the Heart of America National Print Exhibition, University of Missouri Museum of Art; and, several countries including in Japan where he has exhibited at Formes Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo), Kino Kuni-Ya Gallery (Shinju-ku, Tokyo), Gallery Natsukiko (Tokyo), American Center/American Embassy (Tokyo), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Peti Atelier (Tokyo), Gallery Heian (Kyoto), Hosaka Gallery (Numazu), The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), and Featured in and on the Cover of "The Tokyo Monthly Gallery Magazine," July 1995.

Other international exhibitions include Seoul and Taejon, South Korea; the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; Gallery Metz, Umea, Sweden; New Vision Gallery, Auckland New Zealand; the Curwen Gallery and the Lucy Milton Gallery, London, England; and at CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland.  He has received a total 18 grants and fellowships that have allowed him to travel, exhibit and lecture in such destinations as Japan, Korea, Germany, Austria, France, England, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic.  

In 1998, de Peaux  was invited to present a paper on his work "Blending  Art and Science" at the American Association of  Physics Teachers Annual Conference in New Orleans. In 1995, he was the first visiting artist in the College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, giving talks to Ph.D. students and professors in Physics, Acoustic Architecture and Psychology. During 1995 he was invited to give a lecture in the law department of Han Yang University in Seoul, Korea, followed by a lecture at Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, to a group from the art department, computer science department, physics department and the language and linguistics department.  

de Peaux' work is included in a number of public collections, including the British Museum, Bavarian National Museum (Munich), Library of Congress, Lincoln Center Rare Book Library New York City, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Nihon University (Tokyo), Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo); and the following universities in the United States: Northwestern (Illinois), Wisconsin, State University of New York at Buffalo, Michigan, University of California (Santa Barbara & Berkeley), Eastman School of Music, North Texas State,  Illinois (Urbana), Colorado, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), Tuffs, Yale and Harvard.


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Richard de Peaux. Gallery view of paintings.