Malcolm Grear (1931-2016)

Malcolm Grear, photographed by Scott Lapham.

Malcolm Grear, photographed by Scott Lapham.

Malcolm Grear was born in Kentucky in 1931, trained as a welder in the Navy and studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. He is Professor Emeritus in Graphic Design at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught for thirty-eight years, and is known for his “visual identity” work through his firm, Malcolm Grear Designers, in Providence.

Remembering Malcolm Grear 1931–2016

Source: NetWorks 2009-2010 Catalogue

Frida and Diego Poster, 2008 Archival pigment print on paper, 65 x 43 in

Frida and Diego Poster, 2008
Archival pigment print on paper, 65 x 43 in

Credits:

Video: Richard Goulis
Some photographs excerpted from: Inside/Outside: From the Basics to the Practice of Design Second edition, Malcolm Grear ©2006
Music:
Bob Jordan “4 Corners” ©1998 CW Roelle “Clarice” from One Sided Love Songs ©2000
Luther Strong “Black Eyed Susie” from Library of Congress Recording By Alan and Elizabeth Lomax, September 1937
Phoeba Parsons “Cherry River Line” from Berea College Traditional Music Celebration c. 1930
Seventy Six Quartet “Did You Ever Go Sailing” from Renfro Valley Gatherin’ WHAS Broadcast c. 1948
Producer: Joseph A. Chazan M.D.

Additional Resources:

Malcolm Grear Designers: mgrear.com


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- Highlighting the work of selected artists who have played vital roles in shaping the contemporary visual arts community in Rhode Island. This collection of brief video portraits provides a window into the lives, practices, and cultural contributions of professional artists.

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