Richard Kemble was born in 1932 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Having taught for almost twenty years at the State University at Buffalo and later as professor at Pratt Institute in New York City, he gave up academics after having received one of the first print-maker’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1974. For the last 20 years of his life he devoted his principal attention to creating art at his residences in Key West ,FL and Nantucket, MA. He passed away in 2007.
Selected Exhibitions and Collections
EXHIBITIONS: Abright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Akron Art Institute, OH; Allentown Art Museum, PA; Associated American Artists, New York City; Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Dallas Public Library; Elaine Horowitz Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Fendrich Gallery, Washington DC; Forager House Collection, Nantucket; Gallery Daberkow, Frankfurt, Germany; Gloucester County College, NJ; Hunterdon Art Center, Clinton, NJ; International Print Society; New Hope, PA; Kameyama Art Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan; Key West Museum of Art and History, FL; Kresge Art Center, University of Michigan; Main Street Gallery, Nantucket; Montclair Art Museum, NJ; Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York City; Newark Museum, NJ; New Jersey State Museum, Trenton; Philadelphia Art Alliance; Philadelphia Art Museum; Pratt Institute, New York City; The Print Club, Philadelphia; Silvermine Guild of Artists, CT; Sambol Art Gallery, Guatamala City; Suzuki Gallery, New York City; Temple University, Philadelphia; The Windsors Gallery, Miami; Larry Winn Galleries, Seattle; Lucky Street Gallery, Key West; 4 India St Gallery, Nantucket; Gato Building, Key West.
COLLECTIONS: Allentown Art Museum, PA; Art in the Embassies; Bank of Tokyo; Bristol Myers Squibb; Camden County Library, NJ; Chicago Title Insurance Company; Circle F Industries; Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt; du Pont; Eastern Airlines; Educational Testing Service, Princeton; Fidelity Bank, Philadelphia; Firestone Library, Princeton University; Firemenich Inc.; Free Library of Philadelphia; Gloucester County College; Gulton Industries; Humana Health Care; Holiday Inns; IBM; James Michener Museum, Doylestown, PA; Key West Museum of Art and History; Kresge Art Center; Mercer Medical Center, Trenton; Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, Morristown, NJ; Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Museum of Modern Art, Thessaloniki, Greece; Nantucket Historical Association; Newark Museum, NJ; Newark Public Library, New Jersey; Neiman Marcus; Noyes Museum, Oceanville, N.J.; O’Hare International Airport, Chicago; Palm Aire Spa, Palm Beach; Public Service, Newark, New Jersey; Reader’s Digest; Sheraton Hotels; Smith-Kline Beckman; Tampa Airport; Trenton State College, NJ; University of Pennsylvania; United States Information Agency