artist, lecturer, teacher, museum director.

Born:Cardiff, Wales
Gained U.S. Citizenship: October 1975


1953-54 University of Wales
1949-54 Cardiff College of Art


1954-1956 British Army, General Service Medal, Malaya


1994 Hon. Doctor of Arts, Art Institute of Southern California 
1954 Art Teachers Diploma (ATD) MFA equivalent 
1953 National Diploma of Design (NDD) BFA equivalent


1997- Director Emeritus, Cranbrook Art Museum 
1977- 95 Director, Cranbrook Art Museum 
1972-77 Director, Corcoran Gallery of Art ACADEMIC POSITIONS 
1977-95 President, Cranbrook Academy of Art 
1970-77 Dean, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. 
1969-70 Associate Dean, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. 
1968-69 Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, Leeds College of Art, U.K. 
1967-68 Professor in Painting, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, D.C. 
1965-67 Director of Post Diploma Studies, Leeds College of Art, U.K. 
1964-65 Lecturer in Painting, Leeds College of Art, U.K. 
1960-64 Lecturer in Art, Claredon College, Nottingham, U.K. 
1956-60 Head of Art and Crafts Department, Heolgam School, Wales, U.K.


1995 Honorary Member AAMD 
1994 Founders Medal, The Cranbrook Foundation 
1994 The Royal Order of the Polar Star of Sweden 
1988 Honorary Membership, Detroit Chapter of AIA 
1987 Sociedad Bolivariana de Arquitectors, Venezuela 
1985 Knight First Class, Order of the White Rose of Finland

Slade has remained a practicing artist and out-spoken advocate of the arts throughout his career. He has presented lectures on contemporary art in the United States, Europe, South America and Japan, and acted as curator or juror for over one hundred exhibitions. His own paintings are exhibited widely and are included in many private and public collections. Based on almost thirty years experience in the United States as a painter, arts administrator and educator, his lectures and writings deal with contemporary art and art museums. In recent years, Slade has been an active, honorary member of AAMD, lectured, written, and exhibited as an artist.

1995 lecture Sheldon Memorial Gallery, Nebraska 
1996 lecture Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii 
1996 juror ‘Artists of Hawaii’ 
2000 exhibited Robert Kidd Gallery, Michigan 
2001 article ‘Art Museums’ , Orientations magazine 
2003 essay ‘Milton Avery, the Legacy’, Kidd Gallery 
2005 juror Florida Outdoor Sculpture, Lakeland, FL 
2006 essay ‘David Budd’ , McCormick Gallery, Chicago 
2006 lecture Flint Institute of Arts, Michigan 
2007 lecture The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL 
2007 lecture The Pollock-Krasner Center, NY 
2008 judge Art Festival Beth-El, St Petersburg, FL 
2008 essay 'Waves of Meaning', Arts Center, St Petersburg, FL

A FULL RESUME is available: includes teaching positions; academic appointments; NEA committees; chairmanships; exhibitions; lectures; writings; and professional activities throughout his career.

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