Tis series of monotypes represent a departure from Mr. Rayburn’s earlier figurative works. They are characterized by a loose, plein-air feeling and showcase his extraordinary brushwork and control of color. They are painted with water based etching inks and each image is unique.

Rayburn’s figurative works focus on individuals and although the artistic world inhabited by these individuals is often portrayed as regional - as what many consider as "typically southern," Rayburn's work transcends regional boundaries and stereotypes in both its portrayal of universal human experiences and emotions. Furthermore, Rayburn's emphasis on line quality, on the interplay of positive spaces, of the characters he portrays - reflects the influence of such artists as Rembrandt, Thomas Eakins, and Edward Hopper.

Born in Carriere, Mississippi, in 1942, Dale Rayburn considers himself fortunate that he is able to make a living doing what he loves most, yet he does not believe that he should compromise his own artistic integrity by simply catering to the artistic whims of the moment. It is the work itself - being true to whatever idea which he wishes to portray - that is most important to him.


  • University of Southern Mississippi, BA
  • University of Mississippi, MFA
  • Professional Background:
  • Professor at:
    • Louisiana State University
    • Lagrange College
    • Georgia Southwestern College
    • Dekalb College


  • Northwest Printmakers International Exhibition
  • Boston Printmakers Annual Exhibition
  • Metropolitan Museum, New York
  • Westchester Art Society Juried Graphics Exhibition
  • Mainstreams, New York
  • 31st Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition
  • Southeastern Exhibit, Atlanta, Georgia
  • MAA National Watercolor Exhibition
  • Atlanta Arts Festival
  • 30th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting
  • Benedictine Awards, New York
  • Big Bend National Art Exhibition


  • High Museum, Atlanta, Georgia
  • De Cordova Museum, Lincoln, Mass.
  • Yale University Art Gallery
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • Lamar Dodd Art Center, Lagrange, Georgia
  • Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC
  • Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Gibbs Museum, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Emory University Museum of Art
  • Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Miss.
  • White House Collection, Washington, DC
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Cleveland Art Museum
  • Georgia Council for the Arts
  • University of Georgia

· University of South Carolina

Memberships & recognition

  • Who's who in American Art
  • Member Boston Printmakers
  • Member Southern Graphics Council