Harvey Dolph Redding


A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Harvey Dolph Redding first attended the Layton School of Art there when he was nineteen years old. He left after two years (1970) and went other California College of Arts and Crafts (1971-72) in Oakland, where he received his BFA.

For the next four and on half years Mr. Redding taught at the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven, Connecticut. At this point he was basically a painter of large-scale works. IN 1977, he went to the Cummington Community of the Arts (an artist colony) in Cummington, Massachusetts to further his study of painting and drawing. He was supposed to be there five weeks but he stayed for eight months.

Harvey Redding moved to Little Italy (New York City) in December 1977 and had such a small apartment that he couldn’t continue his large-scale paintings. He started making postcards (which he had made periodically) and books with Bruce Schnabel, a friend from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

Seeking to market his artworks, he found himself in Paris (1979) with more than three hundred different color postcards and folding books. There he met Jacques Fivel, who exhibited and sold the works at the gallery which bears his name. Mr. Redding also exhibited at the Palais de Louvre (1979); the Austrian Museum for Applied Arts (1980) in Vienna; and at the J. Fields Gallery (1980) in New York City.

Bio taken from The Book exhibition catalogue.

Harvey Dolph Redding’s work was exhibited in:

The Book
seven artists/different visions

Book Makers
Center for Book Arts first five years

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