Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night
Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night
Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night
  • Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night
  • Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night
  • Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night

Rosemary Feit Covey Title: Last Night


Rosemary Feit Covey

Last Night


Pencil Signed 39/80

19" x 15"



Rosemary Feit Covey was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. In a career spanning three decades she has exhibited internationally and received countless awards.  Ms. Covey is the recipient of both a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation National Fine Art Award. Ms. Covey's work is in many major museum and library collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the New York Public Library Print Collection, the National Museum of American History, Harvard University and the Papyrus Institute in Cairo, Egypt.  In 2007 a large retrospective of Ms. Covey's science-related work was displayed at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago.

Ms. Covey was the recent recipient of a fellowship at Georgetown University Medical Center, as the 2007-2008 Artist-in-Residence.  She has also held residencies in Bellagio, Italy; and in Santa Ana, California; and has had solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally, including Toronto, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Buenos Aires, Zurich and Geneva. Solo museum exhibitions include the Butler Museum of American Art and the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts.

Her work has been exhibited in countless group exhibitions including major exhibitions at the National Collection of Fine Arts and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  Most recently two pieces were shown at the Danforth Museum. Eric Denker, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Henry T. Hopkins, Director of the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center in Los Angeles have written comprehensive articles on Ms. Covey's work.

Ms. Covey has been commissioned by General Electric Astro Space, the National Institute of Science, Georgetown University, the New York Times, the Washington Post as well as many other institutions and organizations.  The International Federation of Metalworkers commissioned a large scale mural and print for their 90th anniversary convention in Zurich, Switzerland.  Trade union leaders representing some fourteen million metalworkers worldwide received a signed, boxed print.

Ms. Covey's book illustrations have been commissioned and published by Simon & Schuster and William Morrow.  Her work has been featured in many books on engraving including An Engraver's Globe - Wood Engraving Worldwide in the Twenty-First Century, printed in London and Endgrain - Contemporary Wood Engraving in North America published in Canada.  Articles on her work have been featured in magazines including Art in America, Juxtapoz, American Artist Magazine and Piedmont Airlines Magazine.

Ms. Covey has lectured on her work in China at Guangzhu Art Academy and Xiamen University and at the International Monetary Fund, Interlochen Center for the Arts and the National Museum of Women in the Arts as well as at many other institutions in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Covey received her education at Cornell University and the Maryland Institute.

Selected Collections: Institutions
National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Harvard University, Houghton Library, Cambridge
State Library of South Australia, Adelaide
Huntington Library, San Marino, California
Print Club of Albany, Albany, New York
University of Illinois, Chicago
Boston Athenaeum, Boston, Massachusetts
International Federation of Metal Workers, Zurich
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
University of Iowa, Iowa City
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
University of Kentucky, Lexington
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
James Michener Museum of Art, Pennsylvania
California Polytechnic State University
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Rivera Library, University of California, Riverside
The New York Public Library Print Collection
People's Republic of China, Embassy Library, Washington
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Cincinnati Public Library, Cincinnati, Ohio
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Columbia University, New York City
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Free Library of Philadelphia, Logan Square, Philadelphia
Dallas Public Library, Dallas, Texas
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Papyrus Institute, Cairo, Egypt
University of Delaware, Newark
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
Denver Print Club, Denver, Colorado
San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California
Denver Public Library, Denver, Colorado
National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
Detroit Public Library, Detroit, Michigan
Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
University of Vermont, Burlington
Georgetown University Library Print Collection
University of Washington, Seattle

Selected Fellowships, Grants and Residencies
2010 Residency, Skopelos Foundation ,Skopelos, Greece (scheduled)
2007-2008 Artist Fellowship, Georgetown University Medical Center, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Washington, DC
2004 International Artist's Residency, Grand Central Arts Center/Cal State Fullerton, Santa Ana, California
1998 Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio Conference and Study Center, Bellagio, Italy
1993 Alpha Delta Kappa Foundation, National Fine Art Grant Award, Printmaking

Selected Solo Exhibitions
2011 Death of the Fine Art Print, Morton Fine Art, Washington, DC
2010 The ArtLeague Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia
2009 Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
2009 Joan Hisoaka Healing Arts Gallery. Washington DC.
2007 International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, Illinois
2007 Brayham Contemporary Art, Toronto,Canada
2007 Arlington Arts Center, Sculpture on the Grounds, Arlington, Virginia
2005 Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, California
2003 The Arts Club of Washington
Curator; Dr. Eric Denker, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Corcoran Gallery of Art
2003 Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, Delaware
2003 Wm. Floyd, 16 East 77 St., New York, New York
2002 Art Space, Raleigh, North Carolina
1999 American Pop Culture Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee
1997 The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio (cat.)
1997 Saginaw Valley State University Art Gallery, University Center, Michigan
1995 Time Gallery, 1407 N. Wells Street, Chicago, Illinois
1995 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia
1995 Martin Sumers Graphics, 57th Street at 5th Avenue, New York
1992 Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan
1992 Jane Haslem Gallery, Washington, DC
1987 University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
1985 National Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC
1983 Encounter Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland l Hotel Nova Park, Zurich, Switzerland
1982 The London Gallery, Washington, DC
1980 Arte Multiple, Buenos Aires, Argentina
1979 Martin Sumers Graphics, 57th Street at 5th Avenue, New York

Selected Commissions
The New York Times Book Review
The Washington Post Book World
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
National Institute of Science
International Federation of Metal Workers
Republican Senatorial Committee
The World and I
Georgetown University
General Electric Astro Space
Metro Richmond Convention & Visitors Bureau
Library Journal
Environment Magazine

Selected Books, Illustrated
Porte, Barbara Ann, Beauty and the Serpent: Thirteen Tales of Unnatural Animals
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001 (14 illustrations)
Starred review - KIRKUS 9/15/01

Porte, Barbara Ann, Hearsay: Strange Tales from the Middle Kingdom
Greenwillow Books, A Division of William Morrow and Co., New York, 1997 (15 illustrations)

Constant, Samuel Victor, Peking Street Peddlers
Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1993 (25 illustrations)

Selected Bibliography

Tammi Davis. Article , "Booster Shots",Los Angeles Times, July 2008

Public Radio International ,Studio 360, Radio Interview "Patient and Portraitist",June 2008

Mahoney,J.W., "To a Different Drum", Art in America, May 2008,pp.95-97

Weinberg, Lauren, Review, "Internal Medicine", Time Out Chicago, January 2008

Ramanathan, Lavanya. "Screaming for Attention", The Washington Post, October 4, 2007

Prues, Angela. "Voicing Ideas: The 0 Project", The Big Picture Magazine, January 2008, pp. 22-23

Ember,R.Lois. "A Massive Canvas", Chemical and Engineering News, November 2007, pp. 32-35

Snosnoski,Karen."Sense of Tumor",Washington City Paper, October 6, 2006, pp. 54

Welch, David. "38 Lemon", CR, Cancer Research Magazine, Spring 2007, pp. 64

Miller,Shauna. "Grave Concerns", Washington City Paper, Febuary 2003, pp. 31-32

Brett, Simon, ed. An Engraver's Globe: Wood Engravings World-wide in the Twenty-first Century,
84-86. London; Primrose Hill Press, 2000

Endgrain - Contemporary Wood Engraving in North America, Barbarian Press, Canada, 1994

Mackenzie, Eric L., Rosemary Feit Covey: The Prints 1970-1990, 1991
Reviewed: Choice Magazine 1992, The Washington Post, 1992

"Rosemary Covey's Graphic Response to Emotions", American Artist, July 1986, pp. 50-54, 91-93

Marriott, Michel. "White South African's Art Reflects Conflict", The Washington Post, March 1985

Blansfield, Karen Charmaine. "Rosemary Feit Covey: Portrait of a Modern Wood Engraver"
Iris, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1986, pp. 10 -14, Metrosphere, Denver, Colorado, 1986-1987, pp. 54-57

PACE, Piedmont Airlines, August 1985, pp. 7-10

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Department of Architecture/Fin


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