Robert d’Arista (b. 1929, New York, NY; d. 1987, Ashland, MA), studied art at the Art Student’s League, New York University, and Columbia University, studying with Phillip Guston, . In 1956 and 1957, he studied painting in Italy as a Fulbright fellow. He came to Washington, DC in 1961 to teach at American University, and was included in the gallery roster from 1961–1962. He remained at American University until 1984, when he left to join the faculty at Boston University.

Solo Exhibitions
1962—May 23—June 9

Group Exhibitions
1961—The Year Ahead, Oct. 3—Nov. 4
1962—Small Paintings and Sculpture, Jan. 7–27
1965—Grand Opening, Jan. 25—Feb. 13
1967—Group Show, Jan. 2—21

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Portrait of artist Robert D'Arista
Image courtesy Jane D'Arista [ #137 ]

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In the Galleries: D’Arista
In the Galleries: D’Arista
May 27, 1962
Washington Star
Mr. D’Arista paints the figure and still lives and has thoroughly mastered the fusion of form with paint. His nudes and his oranges both seem to be sculpted out of colored space with a minimum of strokes. The forms have solidity and great appeal, but the scope is much too modest to be finally satisfying […]
In the Galleries: D’Arista
In the Galleries: D’Arista
May 27, 1962
Washington Star
One of the most formidable younger American painters came to Washington this year to teach at American University, Robert D’Arista. Single small paintings have turned up in University shows and in group shows at the Jefferson Place, which now presents a one-man exhibition.