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Born 1938 in a suburb of Chicago, Earl Staley received his BFA from Illinois Wesleyan University and his MFA from the University of Arkansas. Staley moved to Houston in the 1960s where he taught at Rice University. Staley was part of a major museum exhibition titled Bad Paining at the New Museum in 1978 and the Whitney Biennial in New York in 1975. Staley was awarded the National Endowment of The Arts in 1975, 1978 and 1985. In 1981 he received the Rome Prize in Painting from the American Academy in Rome, Italy, where he studied for four years. His work was included in the American Pavilion at the 1984 Venice Biennale. 

On view through Nov. 15.



Zoya Tommy Contemporary
4102 Fannin St.
Houston, TX 77006


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