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 Carlus Dyer  (1917 - )

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Lived/Active: Connecticut/New York/Missouri      Known for: modernist painter, educator and museum professional

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
A painter, lithographer, educator and museum professional, Carlus Dyer grew up in Long Beach, California and was active there as a WPA artist in the 1930s. The remainder of his career was in New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut.

From 1940 to 1951, he was a designer of exhibitions and publications for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. From 1953 to 1980, he was Director and Curator of Exhibitions for the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, Connecticut. He was also an Instructor of painting, drawing and printmaking at the Silvermine Guild School of Art in Silvermine, Connecticut.

Carlus Dyer, whose first name is mistakenly listed sometimes as Carlos, was married to sculptor Ruth Dyer.

Biography from Crocker Art Museum Store:
Carlos Dyer was born in Springfield, MO on Jan. 15, 1917. Dyer was a self-taught artist. He grew up in Long Beach, CA and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. He was active in Long Beach during the 1930s as a freelance artist and an employee of the WPA in 1941 when he painted a mural in the auditorium of Woodrow Wilson High School.

Member: Spectrum Club.

Exh: All-Calif. Exhibition, 1939.
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in American Art 1938-41.
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