P. R. McIntosh 1897-1985
a long and distinguished career that ranged from realism to abstraction, P. R.
McIntosh’s work spanned the 20th century. McIntosh strove to capture
the inner spirit of his subjects with color being used as a definite force with
meaning and purpose. He also designed four homes, including two in Gainesville, Florida and one on the island of Dominica where he lived and painted for several years. He painted
from the age of eleven until the time he died.
as known to his family and friends, graduated with an MFA from the Art Institute
of Chicago. He had numerous one person shows in Paris, Biarritz, New York, Dallas, Oklahoma, Peoria,
Coral Gables and Gainesville.
of the books McIntosh is listed in are Who was Who in American Art,
Mantle Fieldings’ Dictionary of American Painters, Sculptors and Engravers
and Who’s Who in American Education. He received the Louis Comfort Tiffany
award in 1925.
his artistic productivity, McIntosh had a distinguished teaching career. He was
Director of the Art School at the American University of France in Biarritz, Director of Bradley University Art School, where he
taught with Sibyl Moholy-Nagy, and Director of Peoria Art Institute. He taught
at Ohio State University and was professor of Art at the University of Florida
for 19 years.