Donald Roberts was a nationally known lithographer, painter and sculptor as well as a highly respected teacher during his long career. Born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire in 1923, he graduated from Brewster Academy and went on to study at the Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts graduating in 1948, teaching there through 1950. Roberts was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1952 and his Master of Fine Arts from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1953. He was a Professor of Art in the School of Art at Ohio University from 1953 to 1991 teaching painting and printmaking, later Professor Emeritus. He also played the major role in collecting prints for the College of Fine Arts, which eventually became the Kennedy Museum’s Contemporary Print Collection. From 2010 Donald served on the Kennedy Museum of Art’s Advisory Board.

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