ⓘ Robert d’Arista

Robert d’Arista

ⓘ Robert d’Arista

dArista was born in New York City in 1929. He studied at the Art Students League of New York, New York University, and Columbia University. He received a Fulbright Grant/Fellowship to study painting in Italy. He taught at American University in Washington DC from 1961 through 1984. He taught at Boston University from 1985 until his death in 1987.

dArista exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Carnegie International, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Guggenheim, the Toledo Museum of Art, and Yale University as well as the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Hirshhorn Museum.

dArista died in Ashland, Massachusetts on October 11, 1987. In 2018 the American University Museum held a retrospective of his work.