Paintings by Stanley Wyatt Donated to College
Sample painting by Stanley Wyatt donated by the artist’s family to the SUNY Rockland Community College permanent art collection.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: February 23, 2009
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
Family of Stanley Wyatt, Former Art Teacher at Columbia University and Rockland Community College, Donates His Art to SUNY Rockland
Suffern, NY - The family of artist Stanley Wyatt donated several of his paintings to SUNY Rockland Community College.
Stanley Wyatt, formerly of Grand View, was born in Denver, Colorado in 1921. He earned an undergraduate degree from Columbia College and a master's degree from Columbia University. He was a tenured painting professor at City College of New York, and also taught art at Rockland Community College (1979-80), Columbia University and Waynesburg College.
Wyatt worked in the Impressionistic style, and his work was influenced by Cubism. In 1976 he created a major work for the U.S. Bicentennial, a triptych called "Homage to the Hudson River" that depicted life along the Hudson as seen from Nyack and Piermont.
Wyatt died on September 23, 2004, having been predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Alice. He is survived by sons Roger and Greg, both Columbia College graduates. Greg, a prominent sculptor, is the creator of a bronze Scholars' Lion on the campus of Columbia and is also involved in the restoration of the St. John the Divine church in upper Manhattan.
Wyatt’s work now hangs in the stairwell of the College library and is part of the College's permanent collection.
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