Richard Lytle studied at the Cooper Union School of Art and at the Yale University School of Art, where he received a B.F.A. in 1957 and an M.F.A. in 1960. He was an assistant in instruction to Josef Albers in 1956 for color and in 1957 for basic drawing. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy, in 1958 and was included in the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Sixteen Americans in 1959. In 1985 Mr. Lytle received the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Award from the Cooper Union School of Art.
His work has been exhibited nationally and in Europe, and his paintings are in many public and corporate collections including those of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Mr. Lytle began teaching at Yale in 1960, was dean of the Silvermine College of Art from 1963 to 1965, and returned to the Yale faculty in 1966. Mr. Lytle was acting dean of the School of Art in 1980–81 and in the spring terms of 1990 and 1994. He was appointed professor of art in 1981 and named the William Leffingwell Professor of Painting in 1999. He is currently professor emeritus at Yale School of Art.
Born: Albany, New York
1955 Graduated from Cooper Union
1957 Yale University, B.F.A.
1958-59 Fulbright to Italy
1960 Yale University, M.F.A.
1960-63 Yale University, Color and Drawing, teacher
1963-65 Silvermine College of Art, Dean
1965 Yale, Associate Professor of Art at Yale
Teaching at Yale: Advanced Painting
1961, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1972 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
1964 University of Connecticut, Fine Arts Gallery
1964 Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, Conn.
1968 SUNY Cortland, Art Gallery, Cortland, N.Y.
1969 Grand Avenue Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1970 Joselof Gallery, University of Hartford
1973 Jorgenson Gallery, University of Conn.
1974 De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass.
1977, 1979 Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, New York
1977 Austin Art Center, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
1979 Munson Gallery, New Haven, CT
1995 Richmond Art Center, Windsor CT
1996 Mellon Arts Center Gallery, Wallingford, CT
1996 NCTC Art Gallery, Norwalk, CT
2002 Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
2008 Richmond Art Center, Windsor CT
2009 Whitney Humanities Center, Yale University
1959 Sixteen Americans, Museum of Modern Art, NY
1961 Society of Contemporary Art Invitational, Art Institute of Chicago, Ill.
1963 Whitney Museum of American Art, Annual, New York, NY
1967 Contemporary American Painting and Sculpture, Krannert Museum of Champaign, Ill.
1967 5, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
1967 Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Annual
1967 Painting and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, SUNY Albany Fine Arts Gallery
1972 McNay Art Institute Invitational, San Antonio, Texas
1978 Works by Members of Yale Faculty, Harold Reed Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections:
Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Yale Art Gallery
National Museum of American Art, WashingtonD.C.
Cincinnati Art Museum
Chase Manhattan Bank
Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.
Selected Private Collections:
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Sosland
Mr. George Heard Hamilton
Mr. J. Patrick Lannan
1959 Art in America, New Talent
1963 ART: USA:NOW, Viking Press, NY
1964 A Decade of Talent
1964 Art as Image and Idea, by E.B. Beldman, Harry N.Abrams
1972 Arts Magazine
1972 The Art of Seeing, Prentice Hall, 2007
Information provided by Dorian Lytle