Earl Staley's paintings have been exhibited in numerous museums, among which are the Whitney Museum, NY; the New Museum, NY; Houston Museum of Fine Art, Houston:; and the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D. C. A few of the public collections where his work can be found include Chase Manhattan Bank, NY; Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas; Houston Museum of Fine Art; Dallas Museum of Fine Art; San Antonio Museum of Fine Art and the San Francisco Museum of Fine Art.
Earl Staley grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois and resides in Houston, Texas. He is an artist and teacher with more than 50 years of experience. Mr. Staley holds Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees. He taught at Washington University, St. Louis; Rice University, Houston; and the University of St. Thomas, Houston, where he was chairperson of the Art Department. Today he teaches in the Fine Art program at Lonestar College-Tomball, TX.  Mr. Staley is the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1981 he received the Rome Prize in Painting from the American Academy in Rome, Italy: he sided in Rome for 4 years. Mr. Staley's paintings look back to his artistic roots and forward to new interpretations of the myths and symbols embedded in his life.


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