Résumé

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RICHARD A. MASTERS

EDUCATION

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

TEACHING
1996-2015

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
Current status: Professor Emeritus

SOLO, GROUP & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 2021  Solo Exhibition:  3 Americans: Masters / Muir / Robbins, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
  • 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

  • 2021 108th Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY Audrey Love Memorial Award (Top Honors)
  • 2019  76th Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY  Best of Show
  • 2018  Academic Artists Assoc. 68th National Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT  Honor Award for Best Graphics
  • 2018 105th Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY Bronze Medal of Honor (3rd Place)
  • 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
  • 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

DESIGN WORK
2004- current
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:

Coins

  • 2021 American Liberty High Relief Gold Coin Reverse
  • 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

Medals

  • 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

COLLECTIONS

Numismatic

  • 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

Fine Art

Numerous private collections throughout the United States