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  • Robert Straight, Professor Emeritus

    Professor Emeritus
    University of Delaware


    M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1971 B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1969

    Robert Straight has been a member of the University of Delaware Art faculty since 1980. Robert's paintings have been exhibited throughout the United States including; Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE), Susquehanna Art Museum (Harrisburg, PA), The Noyes Museum (Oceanville, NJ), Aldrich Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Detroit Institute of Art (Detroit MI) Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC), as well as galleries in New York City. His work is in numerous corporate and private collections and his work is represented by Schmidt/Dean Gallery in Philadelphia. Professor Straight teaches various courses including painting in the Undergrad BFA/BA program and he is a Grad Advisor as well as the Coordinator of the Graduate Program. His studio work is informed by investigations of science and math and is mainly focused on painting but recently work in clay has become a part of his studio activities. Refer to his website to view examples of his work.

    2012 -"Natural Constructed Spaces" The Painting Center, New York City2012 - "Centennial Juried Exhibit, Delaware Art Museum2011 - "A Modern Wilderness", Philadelphia International Airport 2011 - "The Elliptical Frontiers", , Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts 2010 - Solo Exhibits, Schmidt/Dean Gallery, Philadelphia, PA 2008 - Faculty Enrichment Award

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  • Department of Art & Design
  • 104 Recitation Hall
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-2244