Discipline: Visual Art

Richard Mayhew

Discipline: Visual Art
Region: Santa Cruz, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 1958

Richard Mayhew is an Afro-Native American landscape painter and arts educator. He studied at the Art Students League of New York and with artist Edwin Dickinson, later attending Brooklyn Museum Art School and studying with Reuben Tam. He was a founding member of Spiral, a black painters' group in the 1960s in New York that included Romare Bearden, Charles Alston, and Hale Woodruff. Mayhew's work is featured in various permanent collections including: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), De Young (museum), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institute. For 14 years he taught at Pennsylvania State University, as well as at other schools around the United States.


New Hampshire

Richard Mayhew worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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