0 John Rhett

John Rhett

John Rhett

Professor of Art

Teaching Philosophy

The goal of art is provide perspective on the human condition. The arts are a language, different in kind but no less important than the verbal language we use every day. It is our responsibility to teach visual literacy.


  • M.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University (1995)
  • B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University (1979)

Courses Taught

  • Graphic Design 1, 2, 3
  • Drawing 1
  • Introduction to the Visual Arts
  • Modern and Contemporary Art History
  • Asian Art History
  • Illustration

Professional Experience/Achievements

  • Invited to deliver a lecture series in Wuhan and Beijing China, focusing on topics in western art that bridge Asian and Western art. (2017)
  • Participated in a seminar on British and American landscape painting conducted at Yale University. (July 2017)

Research Interests

  • Landscape Painting
  • Asian art and culture


  • Regular exhibitions in the Ortlip Gallery at Houghton
  • Other exhibits as opportunities present themselves

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