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Richard de Peaux

Professor of Art
Painting, Area Coordinator

M.F.A. in Painting, University of Wisconsin, Madison

B.S. in Printmaking, University of Wisconsin, Madison


K2134 Kohrman Hall
(269) 387-5387


307 Park Trades Center

Richard de Peaux is a professor of Art & Humanities in The Gwen Frostic School of Art, College of Fine Arts, at Western Michigan University.   His specialties are in Painting, Drawing, printmaking, and Art History. Since 1970, de Peaux' art work has been exhibited in the United States in NYC at O.K. Harris/Works of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C., The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Chicago Center for the Print, Focus Michigan Exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts & Flint Institute of Arts, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, The Milwaukee Art Center, The Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory Gallery, Batavia, Illinois, The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology,  and The Heart of America National Print Exhibition, University of Missouri Museum of Art; and, several foreign countries including in Japan where he has exhibited at Formes Gallery (Ginza, Tokyo), Kino Kuni-Ya Gallery (Shinju-ku, Tokyo), Gallery Natsukiko (Tokyo), American Center/American Embassy (Tokyo), Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Peti Atelier (Tokyo), Gallery Heian (Kyoto), Hosaka Gallery (Numazu), The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), and Featured in and on the Cover of "The Tokyo Monthly Gallery Magazine," July 1995. Other foreign exhibitions include Seoul and Taejon, South Korea, The Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan, Gallery Metz, Umea, Sweden, New Vision Gallery, Auckland New Zealand, The Curwen Gallery and The Lucy Milton Gallery, London, England, and, at CERN, The European Laboratory for Particle Physics, Geneva, Switzerland.  He has received a total 18 grants and fellowships that have allowed him to travel, exhibit, and lecture in such destinations as  Japan, Korea, Germany, Austria, France, England, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and The Czech Republic.  In 1998, de Peaux  was invited to present a paper on his work "Blending  Art and Science" at the American Association of  Physics Teachers Annual Conference in New Orleans. In 1995, he was the first visiting artist in the College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan, giving talks to Ph.D. students and professors in Physics, Acoustic Architecture, and Psychology. During 1995 he was invited to give a lecture in The Law Department of Han Yang University in Seoul, Korea, followed by a lecture at Sookmyung Women's University, Seoul, to a group from The Art Department, The Computer Science Department, The Physics Department, and the Language and Linguistics Department.  de Peaux' work is included in a number of public collections, including The British Museum, The Bavarian National Museum (Munich), The Library of Congress, The Lincoln Center Rare Book Library NYC, The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Nihon University (Tokyo), Kunitachi College of Music (Tokyo); and the following universities in the United States: Northwestern (Illinois), Wisconsin, SUNY at Buffalo, Michigan, California (Santa Barbara & Berkeley), Eastman School of Music, North Texas State, Illinois (Urbana), Colorado, Maryland, Miami (Ohio), Tuffs, Yale and Harvard.