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Sept. 9, 2005

Visual Artist Art Rosenbaum Gives Sept. 19 Lecture At UI

Painter, muralist and illustrator Art Rosenbaum, the Wheatley Professor of Art at the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, will give a free public lecture on his work at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19 in Room E109 of the University of Iowa Art Building.

Rosenbaum is a guest of the UI School of Art and Art History.

In addition to his creative work in the visual arts, Rosenbaum is a collector and performer of American folk music. He has been on the faculty of the University of Georgia's Lamar Dodd School of Art since 1976 and holds the university's first Wheatley Professorship in Fine Arts.

Born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., he earned a bachelor's degree in art history and a master's in painting at Columbia University, and he worked in Paris on a Fulbright grant. Twenty years later he returned to Europe on a Fulbright Senior Professorship to teach at Freiburg University in Germany. He has also taught at the UI and on the University of Georgia's Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy.

His work has been shown in major group exhibitions including the New Orleans Triennial, the Corcoran Gallery's 41st Biennial Exhibition of American Painting and "Southern Fictions" at the Houston Contemporary Art Museum. He will have a major retrospective exhibition in 2006 at the Georgia Museum of Art.

Rosenbaum's works are in many private and public collections including the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Georgia Museum of Art, the Columbus (Georgia) Museum and the Walker National Gallery in Liverpool, UK. He has executed several mural commissions, including murals at the UCLA School of Law and the Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia; and did cover illustrations for  "American Musical Traditions," a five-volume set of books issued by Smithsonian-Folkways/Gail Group.

His folk music field work in the South and Midwest has resulted in more than 14 documentary recordings on Smithsonian-Folkways and Global Village Music. A singer and performer on several folk instruments, he has performed and recorded solo and with the Skillet Lickers and other groups. His latest CD, "Georgia Banjo Blues," was issued in 2003 by Global Village Music.

Rosenbaum was a 2003 recipient of a Governor of Georgia's Award in the Humanities and currently serves on the Board of the Georgia Council for the Arts.

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