Robert C. Morgan, PhD

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Title: Professor Emeritus, Critic, Curator, Artist
Company: School of Visual Arts
Location: New York, New York, United States

Robert Morgan, Art Critic, Curator, Artist, and Professor Emeritus at the Rochester Institute of Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of contemporary art, art history, and art criticism.

Dr. Morgan started his higher education at University of the Redlands, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1964. Afterward, he attended Northeastern University, earning a Master of Education in 1968, and continued his education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received a Master of Fine Arts in 1975. Dr. Morgan earned a PhD from New York University in 1978, and in 1980, he took a seminar at Princeton University, later becoming professor and director of the Sam Hunter Department of Art History. Through his career as an art educator, he has worked as a visiting professor at Columbia University and Barnard College, a lecturer in Iran, and currently serves an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute and a lecturer at the School of Visual Arts. He is a professor emeritus of art history at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and his critical essays have been translated into 20 languages.

Dr. Morgan has written reviews for Art in America, Arts, Art News, Sculpture Magazine, and the Brooklyn Rail, among many others. He has been deeply connected to art across the globe and serves as the editor for Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. As a young man, Dr. Morgan pursued poetry, but after returning from a trip to Europe, he saw an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York by a painter named Robert Motherwell. Dr. Morgan knew Mr. Motherwell was not only a great painter, but a great scholar, and five years later, he met the esteemed painter at his home. Dr. Morgan’s paintings and artistic works have been displayed in myriad exhibitions across the world, and he is an inducted member of the European Academy of Science and Arts and the Century Association. He is optimistic about the future of humanity and feels that his paintings encapsulate many of his ideas. As a testament to his stature, experience, talent, and expertise, Dr. Morgan was featured in the 17th edition of Who’s Who in the World, and the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East.

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