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.
1962—May 23—June 9
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