Malcolm Grear Memorial Scholarship

Malcolm Grear, beloved friend and a founding member of the Anthony Quinn Foundation Board of Directors passed away on January 24, 2016. 

Malcolm played a vital role as designer and educator in the field of visual communication for fifty-five years.  He taught in the Rhode Island School of Design's graphic design department from 1960 to 1998 and was an internationally recognized leader, whose work encompassed corporate identity and branding programs, exhibit design; environmental graphics, educational, cultural and corporate publications and print material; product and packaging design and interactive design. He was the CEO of Malcolm Grear Designers based in Providence, Rhode Island since 1960.

The Anthony Quinn Foundation is indebted to Malcolm for his work in creating the Foundation's logo, designing many of the exhibition catalogues and invitations and the design and layout of the book, Anthony Quinn's Eye: A Lifetime of Creating and Collecting Art.  After serving as a member of the Board of Directors for four years, Malcolm continued to serve on the Foundation's Advisory Council and was instrumental in helping to lay the groundwork for the Foundation's signature Scholarship Program.

Malcolm's love for his work is best stated in his own words:

I am a lucky man.  Not by design, but through design.  I have gained a life of friendships, respectful affections, delightful collaborations — all born of my work, which in itself, in its daily texture and visual diversity, brings pleasure to my soul.  There is nothing I would rather do than graphic design.
— Malcolm Great

AQF is fortunate to have been the benefactor of Malcolm's talent and friendship for the past decade.  To honor his memory, a scholarship in his name will be awarded to one of our 2016 recipients.