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Bob Conge drawings

 Collection — Drawer: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0018

Scope and Contents

Bob Conge drawings depict construction vehicles during the relocation of the RIT campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta in 1968. Drawings are watercolor, Conte crayon, and ink.

Dates

  • 1966-1980

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Born in 1939 in a rural environment in upstate New York, Bob Conge was introduced to painting while studying in the School of Art at Rochester Institute of Technology. After graduating in 1962, he continued his studies in the College of Art at Syracuse University where he received his MFA degree in painting in 1964. Also in 1964, he was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany grant for painting and was appointed the director of the J. Thomas Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Conge returned to Rochester to becoome an assistant professor at RIT’s College of Art from 1964-68.

In 1970, Conge established his graphic design and illustration studio in Rochester, New York where he consistently produced award winning work for his clients during the next thirty years. Conge’s clients have included: American Express, AT&T, Bank of America, Citibank, Eastman Kodak, General Electric, IBM, Mobil Corp., The Mirage-Las Vegas, New York Times, Sprint, Sony Music, National Public Radio, Volkswagen, The Wall Street Journal, to name just a few. Conge’s work is known internationally and he is represented in public and university collections in the United States, Europe, Japan and China. Source: https://bobconge.com/

Extent

12 Item(s) (watercolor, ink, and Conte crayon drawings)

Language

English

Overview

Collection consists of a set of 9 drawings of RIT Henrietta campus construction vehicles by RIT Professor Bob Conge.

Arrangement

Collection consists of 12 items.

Physical Location

Reading room flat files, Drawer 12. Some of these drawings are on loan in Building 99. Latest additions are in temporary storage area on 2nd floor.

Related Materials

Two additional drawings (pen and ink) by Bob Conge are part of the RIT 150th Anniversary Art Show collection

Bibliography

Dimensions

Drawings are approximately 23 x 29 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.

Creator

Title
Bob Conge drawings
Subtitle
RIT Art Collection
Status
Published
Author
Amy Vilz
Date
26 August 2011
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Contact:
Rochester NY 14623 USA
(585) 475-4613