with an introduction by Nancy Rufty Schandelmeier
Richard Carlyon served as professor of art at Virginia Commonwealth University for over forty years. He received two professional fellowships from the Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts and a visual artist fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. In 1993, Carlyon received “The Distinguished Teaching of Art Award” from the College Art Association of America. He mounted solo shows and appeared in group exhibitions both regionally and nationally, including venues such as 1708 Gallery in Richmond; The Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University; The Studio Gallery in Washington, D.C.; Nexus Gallery in Philadelphia; and the Fleischmann, the March, and the Siegel Galleries in New York City. Carlyon was the 2005 recipient of the VCU Presidential Medallion, an award established by the VCU Board of Visitors and presented by the President at Commencement to honor outstanding contributions of members of the university community. He died in 2006. In 2009, four Richmond galleries jointly mounted a major retrospective exhibition of his work.
Photo by R.C. Schandelmeier