Edward Movitz was born in Boston in 1929. He studied at the Boston Museum School, received a BS in Education from Tufts College in 1952, and an MA in Teaching from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1956. He is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art.
Movitz's work from the 1950s consists mainly of oils on canvas, showing the influences of Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism. In the early-1960s he began to experiment with stamping simple shapes (in paint) onto loosely painted backgrounds, which in turn led to an interest in the shapes themselves, and consequently the inclusion of these simple shapes into sculpture.
Movitz then concentrated exclusively on sculpture, and had a highly successful one-man exhibition at Obelisk Gallery in Boston in 1966, public commissions and competition success. Towards the end of the decade the artist returned to painting, and through the ensuing years has concentrated mainly on this medium. Movitz's unique sculpture however, created in just a two to three year period, is the result of an amazing burst of creativity and is a fascinating window into one artist's explorations during this transformative era.
1959 Massachusetts College of Art (one-man)
1960 Cambridge Art Association (one-man)
1962 Nexus Gallery, Boston (one-man)
1963 Harvard University (one-man)
1965 Obelisk Gallery, Boston
Loan Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
Northeastern University & University of Connecticut, "New England Art Today"
1966 Obelisk Gallery, Boston (one-man)
Boston University School of Theology (one-man)
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, "For the Young Collector"
Ithaca College, NY
1968 DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA (one-man)
1969 Salem State College, MA (one-man)
New Boston City Hall, "Boston Now"
1971 Institute of Contemporary Art, Spring Sculpture Exhibition
1972 Regis College, MA (one-man)
DeCordova Museum, "Art Expo '72"
1973 Boston Center for the Arts (one-man)
1974 Massachusetts College of Art (one-man)
1976 Boston Visual Arts Union
1978 Vinalhaven Art Association
1981 University of Nebraska
1988 Alchemie Gallery, Boston (one-man)
1992 Massachusetts College of Art, retrospective