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Robert Frazier


At a young age, Bobby Frazier was taught by his mother draw and paint and later joined her as a student of Philip Burnham Hicken in the 1970’s and early 80’s in his studio on Pine Street. Frazier started as the janitor for the Artists Association of Nantucket and joined as an artist in 1974. He shared a Little Gallery exhibition with his brother Douglas in 1974, and held his first solo exhibition at The Little Gallery on a year later.  Frazier was President of the AAN from August 1999 to August 2004 and worked as art director for the original “Nantucket Magazine”.  Bobby is currently AAN Curator of Exhibitions, managing the AAN Permanent Collection and overseeing the hanging of present-day exhibitions at the Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery.  He also acts as the historian for the AAN, researching exhibitions and artists.


His latest curated exhibitions are Master Printmakers (2015), Nantucket Cottage Style: Drawing Inspiration from the Oates-Euler Collection (2014, an AAN collaboration with the NHA held at the Whaling Museum), and The Waterfront Artists: Painters Who Changed Nantucket. His latest books include exhibition catalogues for The Waterfront Artists and Nantucket Moderns as well as “Born from a Hurricane, 75 years of the Artist Association”

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