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Artist W. Ralph Murray


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Biography


      Ralph Murray had been a Charter Member since 1982 of The Central New York Watercolor Society holding positions as Treasurer, Vice President and as the President for four years.         He had been a member of The Associated Artists of Syracuse, New York, Cooperstown Art Association and had been an exhibiting member of The Pioneer Gallery of Cooperstown, New York, The Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, Maine, The Arts Center of Old Forge, New York and a signature member of The Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.      He exhibited widely and had taught drawing, pen and ink, etching, watercolor and Plein Air Workshops in watercolor at The Arts Center in Old Forge, New York; Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, New York; Rome Community and Art Center, Rome, New York; Munson Williams Proctor, Utica, New York; Monhegan Island, Maine from 1992-2004 and in Camden and Rockport, Maine from 2005-2008.EDUCATION:    Bachelor of Fine Arts, 1954, Museum School of Art, now known as The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.  Majored in Art Education with Graduate Studies at Syracuse University from 1957-1965. TEACHING EXPERIENCE:   Waterville, New York, Grades 1-12, 1956-1966; Cortland County Boces, Marathon and McGraw Schools, Grades 1-4, 1966-1969; West Winfield Elementary Schools, Grades 1-4,  1969-1987;  Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, New York, 1974-1983; Rome Community and Art Center, 1974-1984; Munson Williams Proctor School of Art, Utica, New York, 1989-2000; Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, New York, 1967 to 2009; Cooperstown Art Association, 1999 to 2009 and Hamilton, New York, at a private residence, 1998 to 2009.EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS:   Ralph had been represented in the Cooperstown National and Regional Exhibitions, The Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors in Old Forge, New York, the Watercolor Today at the Creative Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut, The Kent Art Association, Connecticut, the Batavia National Exhibition, Batavia, New York, the Baltimore Watercolor Society Shows, Baltimore, Maryland, the Southern Vermont Art Center National Exhibitions, Manchester, Vermont and the New York State [...]

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