A Walter Feldman Chronology
by Jason Lovvorn
Born in Lynn, Massachusetts, 1925.
Attended youth classes at Boston Museum School.
Entered Yale University in 1942.
Served in U.S. Army, Infantry, European Theater, where he earned the combat infantry badge, the purple heart, and four battle stars, 1943-1946.
Returned to Yale, 1946 and granted Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 1950.
Received Alice Kimball English Traveling Fellowship, 1950.
Studied with Willem deKooning and Josef Albers at Yale.
Received Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale in 1951.
Became instructor in painting there in September, 1951.
Won Metropolitan Museum of Art Prize for woodcut, 1952.
Appointed Professor of Art at Brown University in 1953.
Received Honorable Mention in Seattle Art Museum’s “Northwest Printmaker’s Competition” in 1953 and again, in 1955.
Won Purchase Prize in exhibition “College Prints,” at Youngstown University, Ohio.
Traveled to Italy for one year of study and work under Fulbright Fellowship, winning gold medal in “mostra Internazionale,” Milan in 1957 for self-portrait.
Received two major commissions in 1957--one for color woodcut for International Graphic Arts Society, and one for exterior series of mosaic pavements for Temple Beth-el, Providence.
Won Tonner Prize, American Color Print Society in 1958.
Granted Honorary Master of Arts degree by Brown University in 1959.
Received Childe Hassam Purchase Award from National Academy of Design in 1959.
Designed exterior mosaic mural for Temple Emmanu-el, Providence in 1960.
Designed stained glass windows for Sugarman Memorial Chapel, Providence in 1961.
Won the Providence Journal-Bulletin Purchase Award and Rhode Island Arts Festival Award in 1961.
Spent 1961-62 painting in Mexico as a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Fellow.
Won Rhode Island Festival Painting Award and Berle Painting Award given by Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts in 1963.
Designed World’s Fair poster for IBM Corporation in 1963.
Won Boston Arts Festival Award for painting in 1964.
Completed mural Quezacoatl for Pembroke College and won Kane Memorial Painting Prize at Providence Art Club, 1966.
Acted as Visiting Professor at Harvard University in 1968.
Designed 32-panel mural for Temple Emmanu-el, Providence in 1968.
Appointed Visiting Professor of Art at University of California, Riverside in 1969.
Commissioned to design commemorative plate for Gorham Silver Company, Providence in 1973.
Commissioned to design 4500 square-foot mural for Union Paper Company, Providence in 1976.
Designed limited-edition cross for Sara Coventry Company, Newark, New York in 1977.
Designed cover and illustrations for Arena of Ants, an novel by James Schevill, in 1977.
Spent winter of 1978 as Artist in Residence at Darmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Received the De Cordova Museum Purchase Prize in 32nd National Boston Print Makers Exhibition in 1979.