Richard Gordon Stout Biography

Richard Gordon Stout




Richard Stout was born in Beaumont, Texas in 1934. An early interest in art led him to enroll in classes at the Art Academy of Cincinnati while still a teenager (1952 - 1953). He participated in his first group exhibition with the Beaumont Art League in Baumont, Texas, in 1951. He received his BFA at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1957, and that same year participated in several major shows, including the Chicago and Vicinity Exhibition at the Institute and Momentum, a Mid-Continental Exhibition, also in Chicago. He continued his studies at Yale-Norfolk in Connecticut before accepting a teaching position at the Museum School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1959, where he remained until 1967.

Stout earned his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 1969. Extensive exhibitioning led him throughout the U.S. and Germany, with multiple group and solo shows every year. He won the Materials Proze at the 1958 Houston Annual, the Purchase Prize at the 1962 Texas General art exhibition, and placed in the 1976 Houston Area Exhibition in 1976. From 1969 until his retirement in 1996, he served as an instructor and associate professor of art at the University of Houston.

Selected Exhibitions:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Witte Museum, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the El Paso Museum of Art and the Contemporary Arts Museum; the University of Texas at Austin, Southern Methodist University, Rice University, University of Houston, California State University, Long Beach and the University of Michigan. A full list of his exhibitions can be found of the Foltz Gallery website.

Stout's work is held in the collections of the American Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX; Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Butler Institute of American Art, Youngtown, OH; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; Kupferstichkabinett, Museum of Fine Art, Dresden, Germany; McNay Museum, San Antonio, TX; Menil Collection, Houston, TX; University of Houston, TX; University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama; University of Texas at Austin, TX; Warburg Pincus, Houston, TX; Welch Foundation, Houston, TX; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Information found on the Foltz Gallery website and submitted by Stephanie Reeves.