The following information was provided by the artist unless otherwise noted.
Jack Stewart, born in Atlanta Georgia, was apprenticed to Steffen Thomas and later earned a BFA degree at Yale University, where he studied with Josef Albers and Willem deKooning. He studied architecture at Columbia University and earned MA and Ph.D. degrees in art at New York University.
Stewart is a professor of art and has taught at Cooper Union, New York University, Queens College, and Columbia Graduate School of Art. He has been chairman of the art departments of Cooper Union and Indiana State University, and Provost and Vice President of the Rhode Island School of Design.
His professional career began with a solo show at the George Binet Gallery in NYC in 1950. His work is in the permanent collections of the Yale University Art Gallery, the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville SC, the Columbia Museum, Columbia SC, Indiana State University, Miami University, New York University, The Gwinnett Fine Arts Center, GA, The Museum of the City of New York, and The National Academy Museum, NY.
He has received many commissions for mosaic and ceramic tile murals and stained glass windows, including a 92-foot-long mosaic on the facade of the Versailles Hotel, Miami Beach, FL, the Hotel Aruba Caribbean, Netherlands Antilles, ten mosaic murals on the SS Santa Paula, two mosaic murals in Public School 28, Manhattan, and a stained glass window for Robin International Corporation of NYC. In 1990 he completed a mural of clothing labels, sheepskin, and cotton for the Cluett/Arrow Shirt Group of Atlanta, Georgia.
Stewart has published many articles on art and also wrote the definitive work Subway Graffiti, U.M.I., Ann Arbor MI, 1989, and Mass Transit Art, published by the Groninger Museum, Holland.
He is a former president of New York Artists Equity and is currently president of The National Society of Mural Painters.
Regina Stewart, Executive Director