Forrest R. Bailey Lyme, Connecticut. telephone: 860 434 0012


Artist specializing in oil painting
June, 1998 to present

Chief Conservator
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art May, 1982-May, 1998

Resident Conservator
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery-Mary Atkins Museum
August, 1973-April, 1982

Special Assistant to Caroline and Sheldon Keck
Cooperstown Graduate Program in Conservation of Works of Art. 1972-73

Instructor of Art
University of Iowa, 1966-72

Graduate Assistant to Byron Burford, Painting Methods and Materials
University of Iowa, Fall, 1964-1965

Instructor of Art
University of Minnesota-Duluth, Fall, 1961-Summer, 1964

Assistant Instructor
Michigan State University, Spring, 1961


One-Person Shows

Diane Birdsall Gallery, Old Lyme, Connecticut 2013
Pegasus Gallery, Middlesex Community College March 26th – May 4th 2012
Forrest Bailey and Richard Ziemann at the Chester Gallery, Chester, CT 2010
Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas, 2002
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois, 1971
Wright Museum of Art, Beloit (Wisconsin) College, 1971
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine Wisconsin, 1971

Group Shows

ALVA Gallery, New London, Connecticut, 2007
Gallery 55, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Sedek, Chester, CT, 2007
Alexey von Schlippe Gallery, University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 2007
ALVA Gallery, New London, Connecticut, 2006
Kansas City Flatfiles, H&R Block Art Space, Kansas City, Missouri, 2004
Kresge Art Gallery, East Lansing, Michigan, 1976
Davenport Municipal Gallery, Davenport, Iowa, 1975
Davenport Municipal Gallery, Davenport, Iowa, 1970
Cedar Rapids Art Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1968
Tweed Gallery, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 1961-63

Juried Shows

The Kansas City Artists Coalition, Re: Members exhibition, 2003
Ninth Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Museum, Omaha, Nebraska, 1966
Duluth Art Association Annual Juried Exhibitions, 1962, 1963
West Michigan Art Exhibition, 1960


Cedar Rapids Art Center Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Commerce Bank Kansas City, Missouri
Sprint Corporation Overland Park, Kansas
Various private collections