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Henry Isaacs

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION
 
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. H.Dip.F.A. (Printmaking) 1982
Rhode Island School of Design. B.F.A. (Painting) 1973
Boston University. Summer Session 1969
The Putney School. Graduated 1969


 


TEACHING
 
Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock, VT, art teacher, 2004-2005
 
Dartmouth Medical School, C. Everett Koop Institute, Adjunct Instructor in Anatomical Drawing 1997-1999
 
Massachusetts College of Art:
1983-1991 Professor of Painting and Printmaking, Coordinator of Printmaking Department
1990 Summer Program in Painting and Drawing, Bucine, Tuscany
1986-1988 Coordinator and Senior Advisor, MFA Program in Painting and Printmaking
1983-1984 Director of Exhibitions Program
 
Provincia d'Arezzo, Programme del Arte (Painting Instructor, Arezzo, Italy 1983-1991 (intermittant).
 
Instituto Superior del Arte, Havana, Cuba. Visitng Artist, Lecturer. 1984-1991.
 
Harrow College of Art. Middlesex, England: Lecturer (Tutor in
Printmaking and Drawing, 1982-1983
 
Richmond Adult College. Richmond, Surrey, England: Lecturer
(Senior Tutor in Painting 1981-1983
 
Slade School of Fine Art, University College London: Instructor in Drawing, Life Rooms, (Adjunct) 1981-1983
 
1972-1974 Rhode Island School of Design: Instructor, Summer Sessions,
Painting and Printmaking.
 
1971-1974 Rhode Island School of Design: Technician, Textile Design Department


 


 
SPECIAL PROJECTS


2005, Lecturer, Snowshoe Institute, West Virginia


1995 Research coordinator "Art and Culture of 19th Century South Carolina", Charleston, SC


1988-1991 Curator/coordinator, Seen from Paradise: Art from the Terezin Concentration Camp" A cycle of exhibitions, performances, and publications held in 1991.


1988 Director, Surviving Visions: The Art of Iri Maruki and Toshi Maruki Exhibition, symposium, catalogue, and educational outreach centered on the relation of artists to social concern.


1985 Curator/Coordinator, Unforgettable Fire: Drawings from Hiroshima Exhibition, symposium, educational outreach. This was centered on the first U.S. showing of 100 drawings by survivors from the collection of the Hiroshima Peace Foundation, and held on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima.


1985-1989 Co-organizer, Graduate Student Exchange: Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba and the Massachusetts College of Art. Conceived and organized the first exchange of students between Cuba and the United States since 1959.


1984 Curator, "The Art of Jacob Lawrence" Major exhibition of Lawrence's prints and drawings. Symposium on #0099ff artists of the thirties and forties.


1984 Curator (in collaboration with Oxfam America), "Guatemala, A Photographic Portrait" Recent photographs of the condition of peasants in the war torn countryside of Guatemala.


 


PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (selected)
 
American Institute of Architects, Washington, DC
Bass Shoe Company, Inc., Lewiston, ME
Bank of Boston, Boston, MA
The Beacon Companies, Boston, MA
Challenger Corporation International, Houston, TX
Charleston Area Medical Center, WV
Charleston Public Schools, Charleston, WV
Clorox Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Commerce Bank, Philadelphia, PA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Brookline, MA
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, NH
Delta Dental Insurance, CA
DiTrapano & Jackson, Charleston, WV
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Eastern American Energy, Charleston, WV
First Empire Federal, Charleston, WV
Fletcher-Allen Medical Center, Burlington, VT
Gaylord Resorts,TN
George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Great American Ski Company, ME, NH, VT,CO
DLA Piper (Boston), Boston, MA
Hyatt Hotels, Chicago, IL
Inn at Loretto, Sante Fe, NM
ITT Sheraton Hotels, Washington, DC
Kay Castro Chaney Love & Wise, Charleston, WV
Menorah Hospital, Kansas City, MO
Oliver Carr Company, Washington, DC
Omni Georgetown Hotel, Washington, DC
Petroleum Products Inc., Charleston, WV
Renaissance Washington Conference Center, Washington, DC
Resource Systems Group, White River Jct., VT
Richard Hill Web Design, Islesford, ME
SAS Institute, Raleigh, NC
Sharon Hospital, Sharon, CT
Texaco Corporation, New York, NY
University of California, Davis, CA
UNUM Insurance Group, Portland, ME
U.S. Bank, Sacramento, CA
U.S. Department of State, Overseas Embassies
USSA Insurance Company, Seattle, WA
Vanderbilt Mediical Center,TN
Vanderbilt University, TN
Vermont Employee Credit Union, Montpelier, VT
Westin Hotels, Seattle, WA., and Denver, CO.


 


GRANTS AND AWARDS
 
1998 Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
1996 National Park Service Residency, Yosemite National Park
1996 Vermont Council on the Arts
1988 Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
1988 The Boston Globe Foundation
1988 Massachusetts Foundation on the Humanities and Public Policy
1987 The Hitachi Foundation
1987 Filene Foundation
1986 Outstanding Performance Award, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1985 Distinguished Service Award, Massachusetts College of Art
1982 Stowell's Trophy Exhibition for Outstanding Postgraduates, Royal
Academy of Art, London
1981 Royal Society of Painters and Engravers, London