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Nancy Stuart photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArt-0062

Scope and Contents

The collection includes photographs from three different series of portraits, Stuart's primary subject matter for her photography.

The single photograph -Ten Retired SPAS (School of Photographic Arts and Sciences) Professors is dated March 12, 1999. Depicted are: Leslie Stroebel, Edgar Cohen, Jim McMillion, John Trauger, Tim Holden, Ira Current, Bob Kayser, Douglas Lyttle, Weston Kemp, and Charlie Arnold.

The series of mother/daughter portraits are framed contact prints from 4x5 Polaroids taken at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York during - Women Fest '95" - a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution that gave women the right to vote. Depicted are small groups of mothers, daughters, and grandmothers. All were taken under a tent on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery.

Individual portraits of RIT's Technology and Education Center faculty were made in the inaugural year of the summer photography workshops offered through the office. Each mat is signed by the subject. The portraits were made on the 4th floor of the Gannett Building on RIT's campus. Depicted are:

1. Andrew Davidhazy

2. William DuBois

3. Howard Levant

4. Malcolm Spaull

5. John Rettallack

6. Kathleen Collins

7. Owen Butler

8. Patti Ambrogi

9. Mark Haven

10. Robert Keough

11. Martha Lenroth

12. Michael Soluri

13. Jim Megargee

14. Sandy Lungershausen

15. David Cohn

16. Tim Callahan

17. Charlie Arnold

18. Thomas Iten

19. Richard Zakia

20. Willie Osterman

21. Brad Hinson (unsigned)

22. John Klein (unsigned)

23. Nile Root (1985, not matted or signed)


  • Creation: 1984-1999


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Art educator and administrator Nancy Stuart began her career at RIT in 1984 as an assistant professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences. Prior to coming to RIT she was on the faculty of the Photo Technology Program at Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. She was elected to chair the Applied Photogarphy Department in 1991. She was eventually appointed Associate Dean of the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. She left RIT in 2002 to join the Cleveland Institute of Art as Executive Vice President and Provost. She is now Dean of the Hartford Art School. She holds a Ph.D. in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

She is a recipient of the John Kobal prize at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England for her series of portraits of women exposed to Diethylstilbestrol (DES). Visual Studies Workshop Press published a book of the photographs in 2001: DES Stories: Faces and Voices of People Exposed to Diethylstilbestrol .


32 Item(s) (3 boxes and 1 flat file drawer )




Photographic portraits from three series by Nancy Stuart, photographer and former faculty member and associate dean at RIT.


Photographs are in three series and stored individually.

Physical Location

The three series are shelved separately. Mother/Daugher Series - C.S. North Shelf 146 Technology and Education Center Portraits - East Wall Shelf 42 Retired Spas Faculty - Stacks Poster drawer 60

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Mother daughter series and series of portraits of RIT faculty donated in 2011 by the photographer. Single photograph of Fine and Applied Arts faculty donated prior to 1993.

Accession number(s): 11:11; 11:33; 11:67

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Becky Simmons in October 2011.

Nancy Stuart photographs
RIT Art Collection
Becky Simmons
10 November 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA