Joellyn Toler Duesberry Curriculum Vitae

American Landscape Painter, 1944-2016


New York University, Institute of Fine Arts, Masters of Art, 1967, New York, NY

Smith College, Bachelor of Art, Phi Beta Kappa with distinction, 1966, Northampton, MA

Mary Washington College, 1962-1964, Fredericksburg, VA 


Master Classes with New York Studio School’s Graham Nickson, Joe Santore
New York Studio School Drawing Marathons
Richard Diebenkorn, Santa Fe Institute, NM

Summer painters’ colony, Pietrasanta, Italy


  • Joellyn Duesberry: Dialogue with the Artist, PBS documentary film by producer/director Amie Knox, A bar K Productions, Inc.
  • Commission for U.S. Mission in Switzerland, Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
  • Denver Botanic Gardens, 2003 Fête des Fleurs Art Auction, Rare Steppe Plants Project
  • The Sonic Memorial Project: A National Collaboration. A collection of ‘sound
    memories’ of the World Trade Center, its neighborhood and the events of September 11. Personal and historic audio can be found at
  • Contemporary Colorado Artists, featured paintings, South Platte River Triptych, from the Denver Art Museum collection
  • Yampa River, image created for Colorado History Museum print
  • Film poster for The Milagro Beanfield War; Rio Quemado, NM, in association with film director, Robert Redford, and the Environmental Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.


  • Acadia National Park at Schoodic, SERC Institute, ME, residency
  • Anderson Ranch Arts Center, CO, fellowship
  • Art Students League of Denver retreat, Estes Park, CO, residency, instructor
  • Colorado Book Awards finalist, Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, Elevated Perspectives, the Art of Joellyn Duesberry
  • Commission to create the 2007 Colorado Governor’s Art Award 
  • Heliker-LaHotan Foundation, Great Cranberry Island, ME, grant, residency
  • Horned Dorset Colony, NY, residency
  • Hotchkiss School’s Tremaine Art Gallery, Lakeville, CT, residency, lecturer
  • Phillips Exeter Academy’s Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, NH, residency, guest lecturer, instructor 
  • 27th Starz Denver International Film Festival, CO, Joellyn Duesberry: Dialogue with
    the Artist
    , special screening, Documentary category
  • University of Wyoming Art Museum, symposium guest lecturer
  • Ucross Foundation, WY, residency, guest lecturer
  • Virginia Center for the Creative Arts residency at the Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France
  • World Views artist-in-residence at the World Trade Center, funded by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York City


  • Perspectives: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry, Loveland Museum, CO
  • Joellyn Duesberry: Western Waters, Madden Museum of Art, Denver, CO
  • Elevated Perspective: The Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, CO
  • Joellyn Duesberry’s Southwest: Sharpening the Edges, Denver Botanic Gardens, CO
  • A Covenant of Seasons: Monotypes by Joellyn Duesberry – Poems by Pattiann Rogers, traveling exhibition courtesy of the Hotchkiss School and the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, Univ. of Richmond, VA 
  • Joellyn Duesberry: The Big Picture, Museum of Outdoor Arts, CO
  • Joellyn Duesberry: Three Decades of Paint, The Century Association, New York, NY,
    traveled to Smith College, MA
  • Before and After 9/11: View from the World Trade Center, Curtis Center for the Arts, CO 
  • Joellyn Duesberry: View from the 91st Floor – Paintings of Lower Manhattan from the World Trade Center Towers, Terrence Rogers Fine Art, CA
  • The Seasons, Monotypes, traveling exhibition organized by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  • Joellyn Duesberry: Landscapes 1972-1992, survey exhibition, lecture, book signing, Denver Art Museum, CO


  • Art for the Endangered Landscape, San Luis Valley Ecosystem Coun. Adams State, CO 
  • Wild in Montana, Yellowstone Art Museum, MT
  • Before & After the Fall, New York State Museum, NY
  • Twenty-seven Years of Visual Arts ResidenciesUcross Foundation, Nicolaysen Art Museum, WY
  • Collecting for a New Millennium: Recent Acquisitions 2000-2010Landscape Art & the Hudson River, Hudson River Museum, NY
  • Masterpieces of Colorado, A Rich Legacy of Landscape Painting, traveling exhibition
  • Celebrating Maine’s Role in American Art, Farnsworth Art Museum, ME
  • Painting the American West, University of Wyoming Art Museum, WY
  • Water, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, ME
  • Scene Colorado/Sin Colorado, Denver Art Museum, CO
  • Repainting Church’s Territory, New York Studio School, Hudson Opera House, NY
  • Memory & Change: Visions of the American West, Loveland Museum, CO
  • Green Woods and Crystal Waters, Philbrook Museum of Art, OK
  • Realism in Contemporary Art of the American West, Univ. of Wyoming, WY
  • The View from Denver, Denver Art Museum, CO
  • Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas, Art Museum of South Texas, traveling exhibition
  • Surveying the Landscape, Smith College Museum of Art, MA
  • The Real West, Denver Art Museum, CO
  • Hubbard Museum Invitational, NM, traveling exhibition
  • New Art for the West, Eiteljorg Museum, IN
  • Boundless Realism, The Rockwell Museum, NY
  • Joellyn Duesberry and Yvonne Thomas, Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, CO


Acadia National Park · Cherokee Ranch & Castle Foundation · City of Denver Mayor’s Office · Cody Museum of Art ·State of Colorado Governor’s Office · Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center · Denver Art Museum · Denver Botanic Gardens · Tacoma Art Museum · Hudson River Museum · Jundt Art Museum · Loveland Museum of Art · Madden Museum of Art · Metropolitan Museum of Art · Moulin à Nef in Auvillar, France · National September 11 Memorial & Museum · One World One Water Center · Phoenix Art Museum · Red Rocks Amphitheatre · Rocky Mountain National Park · Smith College Museum · Smithsonian Institution · The Nature Conservancy, Denver · The TIA Collection · Univ. of Arizona Museum of Art · Univ. of Denver · Univ. of Maine Museum of Art · Univ. of Richmond Museum · U.S. Court of Appeals, Denver · U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service Museum · U.S. Dept. of State Art Bank · Virginia Center for the Creative Arts · Western Colorado Center for the Arts · Yale University Art Gallery


A Covenant of Seasons: Monotypes by Joellyn Duesberry – Poems by Pattiann Rogers. Curry, David Park, essay. Hudson Hills Press, Inc., New York, NY, 1998.

Elevated Perspectives, the Paintings of Joellyn Duesberry. Milteer, Blake, essay, Adam, Robert, foreword, Walsh, John, foreword, Wilkin, Karen, essay, Curry, David Park, essay, Little, Carl, essay, Daley, Ann Scarlett, essay. Rose Fredrick Productions, Inc., Denver, CO, 2011.

Leading the West: One Hundred Contemporary Painters and Sculptors. Hagerty, Donald J. Northland Publishing, Flagstaff, AZ, 1997, pp. 24-25.

Joellyn Duesberry’s complete CV available on request.