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JOSEPH

SHEPPARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UMUC COLLECTION

ARTS PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

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JOSEP H

SHEPPARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UMUC COLLECTION

Arts Program University of Maryland University College Funding for this project was provided in part by Dorothy L. and Henry A. Rosenberg Jr. and Patricia K. and Michael J. Batza Jr.

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Joseph Sheppard: Highlights from the UMUC Collection October 29, 2017–October 28, 2018 Š 2017 University of Maryland University College. All rights reserved. Copyright credits and attribution for certain illustrations are cited internally proximate to the illustrations. ISBN: 13:978-0-9842265-0-4 ISBN: 10:0-98442265-0-8

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The UMUC Arts Program is a natural extension of a university committed to teaching and learning. Art affirms our desire to discover and create and reminds us of the creativity that dwells within each of us, firing our imaginations, driving innovation, and enriching our world. Javier Miyares President University of Maryland University College

Art can soothe the soul, challenge the mind, and document the history of a people. The art of Baltimore artist Joseph Sheppard achieves all three. Eric Key Director, Arts Program University of Maryland University College

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CURATOR’S STATEMENT

A Maryland native, Joseph Sheppard is an internationally

subject matter Sheppard portrays

known master artist whose work extends across multiple

in his landscapes, portraits, reli-

mediums. He is a painter, draftsman, and sculptor who has

gious works, and street scenes

produced artwork for nearly seven decades. His prolific

also reflects his curiosity about a

body of work tackles a variety of topics and challenges the

multitude of topics and the world.

viewer with complex layers of visual storytelling. Ever since the Leroy Merritt CenFrom 1948 to 1952, Sheppard attended what is now known

ter for the Art of Joseph Sheppard

as the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He

opened as part of the College Park

studied under French painter Jacques Maroger, an accom-

Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at University of

plished realist and former technical director of the labora-

Maryland University College (UMUC), it has continuously

tories of the Louvre Museum, who encouraged his students

housed and displayed hundreds of pieces of Sheppard’s

to study anatomy and the works of old masters. This fueled

work, donated by the artist himself and collectors of his

Sheppard’s lifelong interest in the classical realist tradition.

work. His art speaks to people across many backgrounds

The artist’s works—especially those focusing on the human

and experiences and consistently remains valuable and in

figure—masterfully capture details of human emotions.

high demand in both the realm of realist painting and the

Sheppard’s fascination with portraiture is kindled by the

larger art world.

humanity of the subject, and he is constantly searching for different expressions of the human experience.

Although this exhibition features only a small sampling

The works selected for this exhibition reflect diverse medi-

Center feature more of his art, and I invite you to explore

ums and formats: drawings, paintings, landscapes, and fig-

it all. On behalf of the UMUC Arts Program, I hope you

ures. As varied as these art forms are, the common threads

enjoy this exhibition, which provides just a glimpse into

among the artist’s works are an attention to detail and a

an extraordinary and continuing career.

passion for representing the human form in motion and the inner and outer world realistically. The wide-ranging

of Sheppard’s works, the other areas of the Leroy Merritt

Jon West-Bey Curator, UMUC Arts Program

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ARTIST’S BIOGRAPHY

Joseph Sheppard Born: 1930 Owings Mills, Maryland

SELECTED COLLECTIONS Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

TRAINING

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio

Maryland Institute College of Art

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Baltimore, Maryland, 1948–1952 Guggenheim Traveling Fellowship to Florence, Italy, 1957

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio Consiglio Regionale della Toscana, Florence, Italy

SELECTED AWARDS

Figge Art Museum, Davenport, Iowa

Tuscan American Association Award

Malcolm Forbes Collection, New York, New York

Florence, Italy, 2016 Sports Artist of the Year United States Sports Academy, 2016 18th Annual International Award

Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, Indiana Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama Museo dei Bozzetti, Pietrasanta, Italy

Pietrasanta and Versilia, 2008

National Art Museum of Sport, Indianapolis, Indiana

Gold Medal, C. Percival Dietsch Prize

New Britain Museum of American Art, Connecticut

National Sculpture Society, 1994

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

Silver Medal of Honor

Tuscaloosa Museum of Art, Alabama

Allied Artists of America, 1986 Agop Agapoff Memorial Prize National Sculpture Society, 1986 William Meyerowitz Memorial Award Allied Artists of America, 1985

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, Maryland Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Paul Puzinas Memorial Award Allied Artists of America, 1983 Tallix Foundry Prize National Sculpture Society, 1983 Governor’s Prize Maryland Artists Exhibition, 1971 John McDonough Prize Butler Institute of American Art, 1967 First Purchase Award Butler Institute of American Art, 1963 Bronze Medal of Honor Allied Artists of America, 1963 John F. and Anna Lee Stacey Scholarship, 1958 Emily Lowe Prize Allied Artists of America, 1956

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COLLECTION DONORS

Carolyn and Steven Aoyama John and Doris Babcock Jane Balderson Dorothea Barrick William Crouch Keith S. and Denise F. Franz Gerald Heeger Bernard Kleiman Pamela Lapides James M. Lardner Jack Luskin Stuart Millison Arnold Peterson Constance Pitcher Sharon and Herb Rochlin Helmut Schinzel Jonathan Sheppard Joseph Sheppard Diane St. Clair Morton Tadder Richard Tomasetti

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FEATURED ARTWORK

Reading in the Park 2012 oil on canvas 11½ x 15½ inches

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Tree in a Landscape 1950 oil on board 11½ x 15 inches

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Untitled (People and Horse Cart with Fruit) 1958 oil on Masonite 12 x 16 inches

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Figure Backstage 1952 oil on Masonite 15½ x 13½ inches

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Girl with Pearls 1954 oil on canvas 19½ x 15½ inches

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Grand Canyon 1993 oil on Masonite 20 x 30 inches

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Untitled (Park Scene) not dated oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Back View of Rib Cage 1973–74 pencil on paper 17½ x 9½ inches

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Side View of Vertebrae 1973–74 pencil on paper 17 x 9 inches

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Five Views of Skeletal Hand 1973–74 pencil on paper 11 x 15 inches

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Four Views of Shoulder Joint 1973–74 pencil on paper 13 x 13½ inches

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SEVEN DEADLY SINS SERIES The Seven Deadly Sins series, as depicted by Joseph Sheppard, is a visual explanation of the Christian concept of sins that would lead to eternal damnation: envy,

greed, sloth, gluttony, anger, pride, and lust. Although associated with Christian theology, the seven deadly sins are not enumerated as such in the Bible. They are based on the third-century writings of Evagrius Ponticus, who described the eight greatest temptations that Christians faced in their worship of God. In the sixth century, Pope Gregory I revised Ponticus’s list to the common list of seven.

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Envy Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Greed Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Sloth Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Gluttony Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Anger Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Pride Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Lust Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

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Parade 2000 oil on canvas 60 x 84 inches

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Girl and Brick Wall 1954 oil on board 16 x 12 inches

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Circus not dated oil on board 16 x 20 inches

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Untitled (Tree) not dated oil on board 16 x 20 inches

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Play Our Game 1976 oil on Masonite 44 x 36 inches

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Girl with Potbelly Stove 1955 oil on Masonite 12 x 12 inches

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Girl Thinking not dated pencil on paper 19 x 14ž inches

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Red-Headed Girl with Arms Crossed not dated pencil on paper 18 x 12 inches

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Watermelon and Fruit 1988 oil on board 28 x 40 inches

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Grand Canyon Trail not dated oil on board 20 x 27 inches

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Untitled (Woman Reading) 1954 oil on board 8 x 8 inches

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Untitled (Lying on a Bench) 1957 oil on board 9½ x 15½ inches

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EXHIBITION LIST

Anger

Girl with Potbelly Stove

Red-Headed Girl with Arms Crossed

Seven Deadly Sins series

1955

not dated

1960s

oil on Masonite

pencil on paper

oil on Masonite

12 x 12 inches

18 x 12 inches

24 x 36 inches

Doris Patz Collection of Maryland Artists

Side View of Vertebrae 1973–74

Back View of Rib Cage 1973–74

Gluttony

pencil on paper

pencil on paper

Seven Deadly Sins series

17 x 9 inches

17½ x 9½ inches

1960s

Circus

oil on Masonite

Sloth

24 x 36 inches

Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s

not dated oil on board

Grand Canyon

oil on Masonite

16 x 20 inches

1993

24 x 36 inches

oil on Masonite Envy

20 x 30 inches

Tree in a Landscape 1950

Seven Deadly Sins series 1960s

Grand Canyon Trail

oil on board

oil on Masonite

not dated

11½ x 15 inches

24 x 36 inches

oil on board 20 x 27 inches

Untitled (Lying on a Bench) 1957

Figure Backstage 1952

Greed

oil on board

oil on Masonite

Seven Deadly Sins series

9½ x 15½ inches

15½ x 13½ inches

1960s

Doris Patz Collection of

oil on Masonite

Untitled (Park Scene)

Maryland Artists

24 x 36 inches

not dated

Five Views of Skeletal Hand

Lust

1973–74

Seven Deadly Sins series

pencil on paper

1960s

Untitled (People and Horse

11 x 15 inches

oil on Masonite

Cart with Fruit)

24 x 36 inches

1958

oil on Masonite 24 x 36 inches

oil on Masonite

Four Views of Shoulder Joint

12 x 16 inches

1973–74

Parade

pencil on paper

2000

13 x 13½ inches

oil on canvas

Untitled (Tree)

60 x 84 inches

not dated oil on board

Girl and Brick Wall

16 x 20 inches

1954

Play Our Game

oil on board

1976

16 x 12 inches

oil on Masonite

Untitled (Woman Reading)

44 x 36 inches

1954

On loan from Pamela Lapides

oil on board

Girl Thinking

8 x 8 inches

not dated pencil on paper

Pride

19 x 14¾ inches

Seven Deadly Sins series

Watermelon and Fruit

1960s

1988

Girl with Pearls

oil on Masonite

oil on board

1954

24 x 36 inches

28 x 40 inches

Reading in the Park

*Artworks are part of the

2012

UMUC Permanent Collection,

oil on canvas

Maryland Artist Collection,

11½ x 15½ inches

unless otherwise noted.

oil on canvas 19½ x 15½ inches

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UMUC BOARDS

ART ADVISORY BOARD Javier Miyares President University of Maryland University College Anne V. Maher, Esq., Chair Attorney at Law Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP Eva J. Allen, PhD, Honorary Member Art Historian Myrtis Bedolla, Vice Chair Owner and Founding Director Galerie Myrtis Joan Bevelaqua Artist, Collegiate Professor University of Maryland University College Schroeder Cherry, EdD Artist, Adjunct Professor of Museum Studies Morgan State University I-Ling Chow, Honorary Member Regional President and Managing Director, Ret. Asia Bank, N.A. Nina C. Dwyer Artist, Adjunct Professor of Art Montgomery College

Eric Key

Joseph V. Bowen Jr.

Director, Arts Program

Senior Vice President, Operations,

University of Maryland University College

and Managing Principal, Ret. McKissack & McKissack

Thomas Li, Honorary Member Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ret.

David W. Bower

Biotech Research Labs, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer Data Computer Corporation of America

David Maril, Honorary Member Journalist

Karl R. Gumtow

President, Herman Maril Foundation

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer CyberPoint International, LLC

Terrie S. Rouse President, Rouse Consulting

Attorney at Law Christopher Shields

Juanita Boyd Hardy, Honorary Member Executive Director, CulturalDC Sharon Smith Holston, Honorary Member Artist’s Representative and Co-Owner Holston Originals Pamela G. Holt Consultant Public Affairs and Cultural Policy Administration

Kleinfeld, Kaplan & Becker, LLP

Director, Business Operations NASDAQ.com

Lt. Gen. Emmett Paige Jr., U.S. Army, Ret.

Barbara Stephanic, PhD,

Department of Defense/Intelligence Services

Honorary Member

Lockheed Martin Information Technology

Vice President of Operations, Ret.

Professor Emerita of Art History College of Southern Maryland

Sharon R. Pinder President and Chief Executive Officer

Dianne A. Whitfield-Locke, DDS

Capital Region Minority Supplier

Collector and Patron of the Arts and

Development Council

Owner, Dianne Whitfield-Locke Dentistry Brig. Gen. Velma L. Richardson, Sharon Wolpoff

U.S. Army, Ret.

Artist and Owner

President, VLR Consulting

Wolpoff Studios William T. (Bill) Wood, JD Elizabeth Zoltan, PhD

Founder, Wood Law Offices, LLC

Collector and Patron of the Arts Joyce M. Wright

Karin Goldstein, Honorary Member Collector and Patron of the Arts

Anne V. Maher, Esq.

BOARD OF VISITORS

Senior Consultant Fitzgerald Consulting

Mark J. Gerencser, Chair Chairman of the Board CyberSpa, LLC Evelyn J. Bata, PhD Professor Emerita University of Maryland University College Richard F. Blewitt, Member Emeritus Managing Partner, R&B Associates, and President, The Blewitt Foundation

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ABOUT UMUC

ARTS PROGRAM MISSION STATEMENT

SERVING BUSY PROFESSIONALS WORLDWIDE

The Arts Program at UMUC creates an environment in

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

which its diverse constituents, including members of the

specializes in high-quality academic programs that are

university community and the general public, can study

convenient for busy professionals. Our undergraduate

and learn about art by directly experiencing it.

and graduate programs are specifically tailored to fit into the demanding lives of those who wish to pursue a respected degree that can advance them personally

The Arts Program seeks to promote the university’s core values and to provide educational opportunities for life-

and grow their careers.

long learning. From the research and study of works of art

UMUC has earned a worldwide reputation for excel-

Arts Program will play an increasing role in academic life at

lence as a comprehensive virtual university and, through

the university. With a regional and national focus, the Arts

a combination of classroom and distance-learning

Program is dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, study,

formats, provides educational opportunities to more

exhibition, and interpretation of works of art of the highest

than 80,000 students.

quality in a variety of media that represent its constituents

to the teaching applications of each of our exhibitions, the

and to continuing its historic dedication to Maryland and The university is proud to offer a distinguished faculty

Asian art.

of scholar-practitioners and world-class student services to educate students online, throughout Maryland, across the United States, and in more than 20 countries and territories around the world. For more information regarding UMUC and its programs, visit umuc.edu.

ABOUT THE ARTS PROGRAM AT UMUC

CONTRIBUTORS Director, Arts Program: Eric Key Curators: Eric Key, Jon West-Bey Editors: Sandy Bernstein, Beth Butler, Barbara Reed Director, Institutional Projects: Cynthia Friedman Designer: Jennifer Norris

Since 1978, UMUC has proudly shown works from a

Project Manager: Laurie Bushkoff

large collection of international and Maryland artists

Production Manager: Scott Eury

at its headquarters in Adelphi, Maryland, a few miles

Fine Arts Technician: René A. Sanjines

from the nation’s capital. Through its Arts Program, the

Administrative Assistant: Tawanna Manago

university provides a prestigious and wide-ranging forum

Artwork photographer: John Woo

for emerging and established artists and brings art to the community through special exhibitions and its own collections, which have grown to include more than 2,800 pieces of art. ON THE COVER:

Artworks are on display throughout the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center at UMUC and the Administration Building in Adelphi as well as at the UMUC Academic Center at Largo. The main, lower-level

Watermelon and Fruit 1988, oil on board, 28 x 40 inches UMUC Permanent Collection Maryland Artist Collection

gallery in Adelphi is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and the Leroy Merritt Center for the Art of Joseph Sheppard is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week. More than 75,000 students, scholars, and visitors come to the Adelphi facilities each year. Exhibitions at the UMUC Academic Center at Largo are open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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JOSEPH

SHEPPARD HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE UMUC COLLECTION

ARTS PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

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