Lot 27

STRANGE BEHAVIOUR #1 by Arthur Greenblatt

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Artist: Arthur Greenblatt (1942 - 2023)
Medium: Acrylic
29'' x 35.5''


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About This Painting
"Arthur's painting "Strange Behaviours #1" was probably painted in 1988, just before leaving his role as Academic Dean at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan and moving on to become President of Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. Perhaps his encountering some "Strange Behaviours" caused him the desire to move forward in his career? Arthur passed away in November 2023 and his request for a memorial plaque on his grave was a line from a song by one of his favourite bands, The Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been." His family carried out his request and the plaque has been placed with him." - Sandy Greenblatt


Arthur Greenblatt served as Executive Director at Dundas Valley School of Art from January 2000 until he retired in September 2014. 


Before that appointment, he was the Academic Dean of the College for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design in Detroit, Michigan, the President of the Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Massachusetts, and the President of the Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Alberta. Arthur was a teacher in the Howard County, Maryland, School System and a faculty member at the Maryland Institute College of Art


Arthur had degrees from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore; Towson University, Towson, Maryland; and a certificate from Harvard University.


Arthur is an artist listed in Who’s Who in American Art, and has shown at galleries in the US, Canada and Japan. He is included in the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.


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