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Biography

Edward Renouf (1906-1999) was a prolific artist who worked in a variety of mediums, and is known for his paintings, drawings and sculpture. He was born in China of an American Father and German mother. He graduated from Andover Academy in 1924 and received a BA from Harvard 1928. After three years at Columbia University he spent time in Europe where he studied drawing. He spent fifteen years in Mexico finally settling in Connecticut in 1958 when he began exhibiting. His work has been shown across the US, with several solo exhibitions at the Allan Stone Gallery. Renouf's work is held in numerous public collections including Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV; Las Vegas Art Museum, Las Vegas, NV; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; University Museum, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL; University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. His work has recently been exhibited in several of these institutions as part of The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States.