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1949 Born in Exeter, NH
1971 B.F.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1974-76 Residencies, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1977 Residency, Ossabaw Island Program, GA
1979 Fellowship, Massachusetts Artists Foundation
1979-80 Residencies, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
1985 Grant, National Endowment for the Arts
1986 Award in Painting, St. Botolph Club, Boston, MA
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2006 Wm. Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2005 Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Wm. Baczek Fine Arts, Northampton, MA
2001 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2001 Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1999-00 “Light on the Familiar, The Paintings of Scott Prior,” DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA and the University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1998 Coplan Gallery, Boca Raton, FL
1997 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1994 Forum Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1994 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MACarone Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
1991 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1990 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY

Bergen Museum, Paramus, NJAlpha Gallery, Boston, MA

1988 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1987 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MAMaxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1983 Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY
1981 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1980 Clark University, Worcester, MA
1979 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1977 Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1974 Bridgton Art Gallery, Bridgton, ME

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

1972 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Group Exhibitions (partial listing)
2006 Works on Paper, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
2004 Sixth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 Water Escapes, Nancy Hoffman Gallery, New York, NY
2003 Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 DeCordova Collects: Gifts from Stephen and Sybil Stone, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2002 Painting in Boston : 1950-2000, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2002 Changing Prospects: The View from Mount Holyoke, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA
2002 Fourth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Landscapes Seen and Imagined: Sense of Place, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2001 Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Figure, Fantasy and Illusion, Selections from the Arthur S. Goldberg Collection, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Revealing the Nude, A Timeless Passion, Chase Gallery, Boston, MA

Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1999 Re-Presenting Representation IV, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY

Magic Realism, A Selection of Paintings, 1925-1998, Beth Urdang Gallery, Boston, MA

First Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1998 Capturing the Sublime; Contemporary Landscape Painting, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

Valley Realists, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

New England Impressions, Painting from Life, Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA

1997 Working Sources: The Painter and the Photographic Image, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1996-97 Community of Creativity: A Century of MacDowell Colony Artists, Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH, and traveling exhibition to National Academy of Design, New York, NY and Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

Faces and Figure in Contemporary Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1996 Reinventing Realism: Contemporary American Perspective, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
1994 The Label Show, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1993 SELF-aMUSEd The Contemporary 4rtist as Observer and Observed, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
1992 Still Life, The Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME
1991 Boston Art Dealers Association Selection, Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

The Object: Found, Observed, Imagined, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA

Illustrating Nature-The Art of Botany, National Academy of Design, New York, NY

1988 Contemporary New England Portraits, Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
1987 New Work by Old Friends, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

The Beautiful, The Sublime, The Picturesque, Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA

Survey-Eight, Zone Art Center, Springfield, MA

1986 Boston Collects, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1984 Urban Visions/Countryside Views, University Art Gallery, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Emerging Massachusetts Painters, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

1983 Eleven Alumni, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1982 A Private Vision: Contemporary Art from the Graham Gund Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Herbert Plimpton Collection of Realist Art, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

1980 Directions in Realism, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA

Realism in New England, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

1979 Art of the State, Recipients of Massachusetts Artists Foundation Fellowships, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1978 Art from Corporate Collections, Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY
1976 Patron’s Choice.- Artists Under 35, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
1975 9th Annual Print Exhibition, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1974 New Talent, Terry Dintenfass Gallery, New York, NY
1973 New Talent, Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA

New Talent in New England, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

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Collections (partial listing)
American Express, New York, New York
Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Boston Public Library
W.C. Bradley Co., Columbus, Georgia
Comptroller of the Currency, Washington, D.C.
Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, Massachusetts
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
Gardner, Carton and Douglas, Chicago, Illinois
Graham Gund, Cambridge, Massachusetts
IBM, New York, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
New England Life, Boston, Massachusetts
On Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ropes & Gray, Boston, Massachusetts
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
St. Lawrence University, Canton, New York
Texaco, White Planes, New York
Wellington Management, Boston, Massachusetts
Ruth and John D. West Collection, The Rahr-West Art Museum, Manitowic, Wisconsin
William Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Loine, Chicago, Illinois