Clyde Singer

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Clyde Singer


Self Portrait

5 x 3 3/4 inches

Signed Lower Right

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Clyde Singer was born in Malvern Ohio in 1908.  His artistic talents were recognized at an early age while drawing caricatures for his teachers.  Later he enrolled in the art school of the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts (later the Columbus Museum of Art) which directed him to a fine art career.  After 1933, he was awarded a scholarship to the Arts Students League in New York where he was a student under John Steuert Curry, Thomas Hart Benton, Kenneth Hayes Miller, and Ivan Olinsky.  Singer entered exhibitions such as the Whitney Museum annual, the Corcoran Biennial, and the exhibitions at the National Academy of Design. He was awarded the Harris silver medal at the Chicago Art Institute in 1935.  Singer finished over 3000 paintings during his career and was known for his regionalist paintings in oil and watercolor.  He died in 1999.  


Columbus (OH) Art School; ASL, with Kenneth Hayes Miller; John Stuart Curry; A. Brook; Bridgman; Lahey; Olinsky; DuMond; Thomas Hart Benton


Columbus AL


PAFA Ann., 1935-41, 1949-50; CM, 1935-38; NAD, 1936, 1938 (First Hallgarten prize); Texas Centenn., 1936; CI, 1936-39; WMAA, 1936, 1940, 1941 (Painting & Sculpture Biennal); Corcoran Gal biennials, 1937, 1939; GGE, 1939; WFNY, 1939; VMFA, 1940, 1942; Pepsi-Cola, 1945; Butler AI, 1937-46, 1938 (prize), 1942 (prize); Columbus AL, 1936, 1937 (prize), 1938 (prize), 1939, 1941, 1946; AIC, 1935 (Norman Wait Herris silver medal), 1936-38; Portland AM, 1939 (prize); Columbus Gal. FA, 1946 (prize); Denver AM, 1935; AV, Rockefeller Center, New York, 1945; Ohio State Fair Fine Art Exhib., 1968 (first prize).


PAFA; Vandrpoel Collection; Columbus Gallery Fine Arts; Thomas Gilcrease Inst. History & Art, Tulsa, OK; Wadsworth Atheneum; Butler AI; Massillon Mus. Art; Canton (OH) Art Inst. Commissions; mural, Skaters, Post Office, New Concord, OH, 1940.


WW73; Roger Bonham, “Clyde Singer; Ohio Painter, “Am. Artist (Feb., 1969); Paul Chew, Singer Retrospective 1932-72 (Westmoreland Co. Mus. Art, March, 1972); WW47; Falk, Exh. Record Series;; Who’s Who 3045.