Irving B. Haynes

Brief Chronology

1927
Born in Waterville, Maine; spent his youth painting nearby fields and lakeside, especially China Lake; studied music, played a number of instruments and composed, and as a young professional, supplemented his income by playing piano in local jazz clubs.
1945–46
Eighteen months military service, mostly in Europe.
1946–47
Enrolled at Colby College.
1948–53
Transferred to Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI; received Bachelor of Fine Arts/Painting, 1951 and Bachelor of Science/Architecture, 1953.
1953–58
Draftsman in various Providence architectural firms.
1958–68
Partner, Johnson & Haynes, Architects, Providence.
1968
Established his own architectural firm of Haynes & Associates in Providence.
1973
Began teaching, Foundation Studies at Rhode Island School of Design and became full time as Assistant Professor in 1980; appointed Full Professor in 1997.
1982
Elected to The College of Fellows/American Institute of Architects, for contributions in the fields of architectural design and historic preservation.
1990
Retired from his architectural practice to focus fully on painting and teaching.
2005
Retired from Rhode Island School of Design. Died at home, Lincoln, Rhode Island.

Awards & Honors

1998
Honorable Mention, national, juried painting exhibition, Bristol County Museum, Bristol, RI.
1989
Second Prize, statewide, juried painting exhibition, South County Art Association, North Kingstown, RI.

Solo Exhibitions

2009
"Irving B. Haynes: Abstractions, 1960-2005", Newport Art Museum, Newport, RI.
2005
Industrial Design Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
2003
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
2001
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
1999
Happy White Gallery, St. Andrews School, Barrington, RI.
1997
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
1995
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
1993
Central Congregational Church, Providence, RI.
1989
Ewing Building Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
1985
Wheeler Gallery, Providence, RI.
1983
Lily Iselin Gallery, Providence, RI.
1976
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
1973
Providence Art Club, Providence, RI.
1947
Museum of Art, Colby College, Waterville, ME.

Group Exhibitions

2004
risd|works, Providence, RI.
2003
Painting Center, New York, NY. The Big Abstract Show Denise Gale, Curator.
2003
Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI. 25th Anniversary Exhibition.
2002
Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design. Exhibited biannually since 1973.