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RICHARD A. MASTERS
1990 MFA Design Major, Drawing Minor
1988 MA Design Major
1985 BA Studio Art Major
School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Current status: Professor Emeritus
SOLO, GROUP & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
- 2020-21 3 Americans: Masters / Muir / Robbins, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (thru 21 Aug. 2021)
- 2018 Solo Exhibition: Existential Narratives, Gallery Yonhee at KCC, Tenafly, NJ
- 2017 NYC Invitational Group Show, George Billis Gallery, New York, NY
- 2016 Invitational Group Exhibition, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY
- 2013 Richard Masters: A Retrospective, Simpson College; Indianola, IA
- 2011 Solo Exhibition, Iowa Historical Society; Iowa City, IA
- 2008 Solo Exhibition, The History Museum at the Castle; Appleton, WI
- 2006 University of Iowa Centennial Alumni Exhibition, U of I School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA
- 2003 Brittingham Art Invitational II, Brittingham House, University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI
- 1997-2014 Biannual Faculty Fine Arts Show, Priebe Gallery, UWO Department of Art, Oshkosh, WI
SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS
- 2019 76th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY Best of Show
- 2018 105th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York, NY AAA Bronze Medal of Honor
- 2018 Academic Artists Assoc. 68th National Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT Honor Award for Best Graphics
- 2017 Black & White National Juried Exhibition, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition; Brooklyn, NY
- 2016 75th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum; Elmira, NY Fanny Arnot Haven Award
- 2016 Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY Award for Best Graphics
- 2015 102nd Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York, NY AAA Award for Graphics
- 2013 “Strokes of Genius” National Juried Painting Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
- 2012 26th Northern National Art Competition, Northern Arts Council and Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI
- 2010 75th National Exhibition of the Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown Art Association, Cooperstown, NY
- 2010 28th Annual Juried Exhibition, Pleiades Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
- 2009 18th National Juried Show, Art Center of N. New Jersey, New Milford, NJ
- 2009 22nd Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI Patron Award
- 2008 International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
- 2008 Arts in Harmony ’08, Elks River Arts Alliance, Elks River, MN Honorable Mention
- 2008 31st Annual Art on Paper, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
- 2007 Explore This! 4 Exhibition, Colored Pencil Society of America, Los Angeles, CA Friends of the CPSA Award
- 2007 94th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, Inc., New York, NY National Arts Club Award for Graphics
- 2006 Pencil It In, Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg, VA
- 2006 Americas 2000: All Media, Northwest Art Center, Minot State Univ., Minot, ND
- 2005 48th Annual International Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA Best of Show
- 2005 Backroads & Boulevards, Fredricksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredricksburg, VA Third Place
- 2005 International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
- 2003 16th Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, WI Top Award, 1 of 3
- 2003 23rd Annual Secura Fine Art Exhibition, Secura Insurance Co. Appleton, WI Best of Show
- 2003 International Juried Show 2003, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ
- 2002 7th National Juried Exhibition, Memphis/Germantown Art League, Germantown, TN Best of Show
- 2002 71st Annual Exhibition, Hudson Valley Art Assoc., Inc., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
- 2001 4th Annual International Juried Exhibition, Studio 4 West Art Gallery, Piermont, NY
- 2001 11th Int’l Juried Exhibition, Havre de Grace Arts Commission, Havre de Grace, MD Honorable Mention
- 2001 1st Annual Midwest Juried Art Exhibition & Competition, Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN Best of Show
- 2001 11th Annual Black & White Shades of Gray National Exhibition, Artists Unlimited, Inc., Tampa, FL
- 1999 55th Juried Exhibition, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA
- 1997 Art in the Park, Appleton Gallery of the Arts, Appleton, WI Best of Show
Artistic Infusion Program Artist, United States Mint, Department of the Treasury, Washington, D.C.
- Currently assisting the Mint in the creation of new designs for United States coins and medals.
Design credits to date:
- 2020 American Innovation (Connecticut) $1 Coin Reverse
- 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® National Park of American Samoa (American Samoa) Quarter Reverse
- 2020 America the Beautiful Quarters® Salt River Bay National Historical Park (U.S. Virgin Islands) Quarter Reverse
- 2019 American Innovation (Pennsylvania) $1 Coin Reverse
- 2019 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin and Silver Medal Obverse
- 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar Obverse
- 2019 American Legion 100th Anniversary Commemorative Half Dollar Reverse
- 2018 America the Beautiful Quarters® Apostle Islands (Wisconsin) Reverse
- 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters® Effigy Mounds (Iowa) Quarter Reverse
- 2016 Presidential Dollar Coin Ronald Reagan Obverse
- 2016 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Pat Nixon Obverse
- 2016 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Pat Nixon Reverse
- 2015 U.S. Marshals Service Commemorative Silver Dollar Obverse
- 2015 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Mamie Eisenhower Obverse
- 2014 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Lou Hoover Reverse
- 2013 5-Star Generals Commemorative Silver Dollar Obverse
- 2013 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Helen Taft Reverse
- 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Five-Dollar Gold Reverse
- 2011 First Spouse Ten-Dollar Gold Julia Grant Reverse
- 2011 Medal of Honor Commemorative Silver Dollar Reverse
- 2011 United States Army Commemorative Silver Dollar Obverse
- 2011 Native American (Wampanoag Treaty) Golden Dollar Reverse
- 2009 Northern Mariana Islands Quarter Reverse
- 2009 Bicentennial Lincoln Cent “Log Cabin” Reverse
- 2007 Little Rock Central High School Desegregation Commem. Silver Dollar Obverse
- 2006 50-States Quarters® Nebraska Reverse
- Armed Forces Silver Medal (United States Coast Guard) Obverse
- American Veterans Silver Medal Reverse
- Barack Obama 1st Term Presidential Bronze Medal Obverse
- 2013 First Special Service Force Congressional Gold Medal Reverse
- 2010 Professor Muhammad Yunus Congressional Gold Medal Reverse
- George W. Bush 2nd Term Presidential Bronze Medal Reverse
- 2008 Comanche Code Talkers Congressional Gold Medal Obverse
- Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Ky.
- Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States
- Comanche Nation Headquarters, Comanche County, Okla.
- Command and General Staff College Foundation, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
- Effigy Mounds National Monument Park Headquarters, Harpers Ferry, Iowa
- Fort William Henry Harrison, Helena, Mont.
- George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States
- Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, West Branch, Iowa
- Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Little Rock, Ark.
- Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace, Boone, Iowa
- National United States Marshals Museum, Fort Smith, Ark.
- Nebraska State Governor’s Office, Lincoln, Neb.
- Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Congressional Gold Medal recipient
- Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, Yorba Linda, Cal.
- Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Center for Public Affairs, Simi Valley, Cal.
- Smithsonian Institution, National Numismatic Collection, Washington, D. C.
- Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore, Md.
- Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University, Miss.
- United States Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D. C.
- United States Department of the Army, The Pentagon, Arlington County, Va.
- William Howard Taft National Historic Site, Cincinnati, Ohio
Millions of Americans and individuals worldwide who collect United States coins and medals
Numerous private collections throughout the United States