R. Douglass Rice


R. Douglass Rice

It is innate in human beings to work and strive toward happiness. People from all walks of life come together to celebrate their joys and successes. All peoples celebrate births and birthdays, weddings, and anniversaries.

People celebrate successful achievements at all levels in work, education, the arts, sports, politics, agriculture, economics, and more. In addition, people of all faiths come together numerous times per year to celebrate the different holy rites and rituals of their religions. Even in times of death and great grieving, we remember the deceased by celebrating their life. In short, to celebrate is to be human.

About the Artist

R. Douglass Rice was born in La Jolla, California in 1952. He grew up in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and in
1968 his family moved to San Francisco, California. Rice attended Phillips Exeter Academy where he
took his first sculpture class with Richard Lyman. He attended Stanford University where he studied sculpture with Richard Randall and earned a degree in Human Biology in 1974. He also studied painting at the Mendocino Art Center, San Francisco State University and the School for Visual Arts in New York.

Rice worked in his high-end residential company from 1987 to 2015. During this same time, the artist maintained a studio in Tribeca. He exhibited in numerous galleries over the last thirty years, including two shows at the National Arts Club. In 2008, he was invited to become a member, continues to serve on the club’s Round Table committee, and is a current Exhibiting Artist member. Rice was a board member of the Bronx Museum of the Arts for ten years and served as its Chair from 2009 until 2013. He is currently Chair Emeritus of the museum. He is an elected artist of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, The Mystic Museum of Art and the Artist League of Rhode Island. In 2016 Rice moved to Stonington, Connecticut. He now paints and sculpts full time and shows at local museums and galleries, parks and estates.