Clyde Mills McGeary (b. 1930) was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. His art education began at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and later at Carnegie-Mellon University where he earned his MFA degree in Painting. He completed extensive post graduate work in art history and arts management from the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, New York University and American University.
Clyde’s expressive and artistic abilities, vision and leadership have earned him many honors. His extensive work with: the J. Paul Getty Trust; the Ford; Kellogg; and, the J.D. Rockefeller III foundations, all working to advance culture, engaged him on a world-wide basis. Presently, Clyde serves on the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts; the Susquehanna Art Museum; as well as the Perry County Council of the Arts.
Serving as an executive with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Clyde’s early work led to the now popular Arts in Education movement. Further, he played a leading role in the creation of the renowned Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. His lectures, critiques and writing are extensive, earning him numerous National honors. Clyde’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited widely and his work is included in many private collections; universities; and, corporate offices.