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Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Art Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
All Colors
Favorite Food:
Chili
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
To Make A Long Story Short.

Birthplace

Born:
3/29/1938
Birth Location:
Louisville, Kentucky

Profession

Category:
ArtMakers
Occupation(s):
Art Professor

Favorites

Favorite Color:
All Colors
Favorite Food:
Chili
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring, Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
None
Favorite Quote:
To Make A Long Story Short.

Birthplace

Born:
3/29/1938
Birth Location:
Louisville
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Biography

Robert Carter is a New York illustrator, painter, and art professor. Carter was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 29, 1938 to Robert and Sarah Carter. He graduated from Central High School in 1955 with an interest and talent for art. Continuing his education he received his B.S. degree from the University of Louisville in 1959 and his M.F.A. degree from the prestigious Pratt Institute of Fine Arts two years later. His first job was as an artist for WHAS-TV in Louisville where he painted scenery before being used as a set designer, fabricator, and finally as a floor director.

Following his time at WHAS-TV, Carter began doing freelance work for several publishing companies including McGraw Hill, D.C. Heath (now known as Houghton Mifflin), and Simon & Schuster where his illustrations were featured in children’s books. Carter also started teaching at Nassau Community College in New York as a professor of art. He also lectured at public schools, universities, and private art organizations. In addition, Carter co-founded the National Drawing Association.

Carter’s art has been featured numerous times from Dallas to New York City. These include his exhibit “Carter Light” at Adelphi University and at the 1st Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show, both in 2010. In 2008, Carter was inducted as a legend into the Hall of Fame at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Carter was also honored as an outstanding artist at the 10th Annual Celebration of Black Artists by the dedicators in New York. His website, Robert Carter Studio, created in 2006, acts as a portfolio for his work.

His wife, Panchita, is a fine art jeweler and together they have two daughters, Heather and Holly.

Robert Carter was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on April 27, 2010.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Bob Carter's interview, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Bob Carter lists his favorites, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Bob Carter describes his mother's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Bob Carter describes his mother's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Bob Carter talks about his mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Bob Carter describes his mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Bob Carter describes his father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Bob Carter describes his father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Bob Carter talks about his father's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Bob Carter talks about his parents' marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Bob Carter describes his likeness to his parents
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Bob Carter describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Bob Carter talks about his father's service in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Bob Carter recalls his father's start in the Louisville Metro Police Department
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Bob Carter describes his father's career as a deputy coroner
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Bob Carter talks about his brother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Bob Carter recalls his early interest in art
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Bob Carter describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Bob Carter talks about his early education
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Bob Carter describes his early influences
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Bob Carter talks about his activities at Louisville Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Bob Carter recalls his early aspirations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Bob Carter remembers his decision to attend the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Bob Carter describes his mentors at the University of Louisville
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Bob Carter talks about his experiences at the University of Louisville
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Bob Carter remembers designing sets for WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Bob Carter remembers Sam Gilliam
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Bob Carter recalls meeting celebrities at WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Bob Carter describes his experiences of hiring discrimination in New York City
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Bob Carter describes his master's thesis at the Pratt Institute in New York City
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Bob Carter describes his involvement with the National Conference of Artists
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Bob Carter talks about his work at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Bob Carter remembers founding the National Drawing Association
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Bob Carter describes his artwork
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Bob Carter talks about the use of neon signage in his artwork
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Bob Carter talks about the children in his artwork
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Bob Carter shares his perspective on the Black Arts Movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Bob Carter talks about his interest in academia and teaching
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Bob Carter describes his artistic influences
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Bob Carter reflects upon his career
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Bob Carter describes his artistic philosophy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Bob Carter recalls his favorite paintings
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Bob Carter remembers meeting his wife
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Bob Carter describes his current projects
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Bob Carter describes the changes in the fine arts
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Bob Carter reflects upon his experiences as an art teacher
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Bob Carter describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Bob Carter reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Bob Carter reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Bob Carter describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Slating of Bob Carter's interview, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Bob Carter lists his favorites, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Bob Carter describes his mother's family background, pt. 3
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Bob Carter talks about his maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Bob Carter narrates his photographs