In 1970, his work first received international recognition in the Whitney Museum’s landmark Twenty-Two Realists exhibition. In 1978, he was the first living artist to be given a solo exhibition at the Adirondack Museum.
In 1995, the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired one of his oils for its Twentieth Century Collection (the first Adirondack resident artist so honored since Rockwell Kent). Wynn was included in the recent Vermont group exhibitions Picasso to Warhol: Paintings from the Sixties and Seventies, at the Elizabeth C. Wilson Museum, Manchester, and in As Others See Us, at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. In 2010, his work was included in the National Academy of Design’s 185th Annual Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, in New York City.
He has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art News, Arts, The New Yorker, Art International, and many other publications and is included in all major fine arts reference volumes in the United States and abroad, including Who’s Who in American Art.
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1942, Don Wynn has a BFA from Pratt Institute and an MFA from Indiana University. He has been a Visiting Artist at many universities and institutions, including Yale University and the Art Institute of Chicago, and has received awards from the Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation, Montreal; the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown; and the New York State CAPS Program.
“Since my earliest years I have been obsessed with making images of the people, places, things, and ideas that I have a strong response to. Although my style of working has changed and evolved over the years, the reason I paint has not.”
Medium: Oil paintings, watercolors and woodcuts.[themify_hr]
Don now works almost every day in his studio in his home in Cambridge, New York. After a life of extensive teaching, traveling, and spending time in the Adirondack’s, his home is full of work and items that that continue to inspire his work today.
Studio Location Map
3013 State Route 22, Cambridge, NY 12816