American Artist Retrospective Exhibits

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Allen Ruppersberg: Intellectual Property 1968-2018 is a 2019 exhibit at the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center which says: "Wide ranging in approach, his work is unified by his regular use of American vernacular culture -- including books, posters, newspapers and magazines, records, old films, and other vintage items -- which he draws from his vast collections source material."  Also see press release Accessed 4/19

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect is a 2017 exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum which says: "Presenting 110 of Wyeth's finest paintings and drawings, this first major retrospective since the artist's death challenges long-held critical notions of Wyeth as a realist and offers unexpected perspectives on his art, legacy, and influences." Also see press release  Accessed 12/17

The Art of Rube Goldberg is a 2018 exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum which says: "The Art of Rube Goldberg explores the career of Rube Goldberg (1883-1970), one of the most celebrated and influential cartoonists of all time. Marking the first comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Goldberg's work since 1970, the exhibition brings together never-before-exhibited original drawings and preparatory sketches alongside rare photographs, films, letters, and memorabilia from the Goldberg family archives." Includes extensive press coverage. Also see Reuben Lucius [Rube] Goldberg from Wikipedia. Accessed 5/18

Awake in the Dream World: The Art of Audrey Niffenegger, an exhibit held June 21 - November 10, 2013 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Includes blog. Accessed August, 2015

Behold Revelation: The Fairy Tale Paintings of Katherine Ace is a 2016-17 exhibit at Albany (GA) Museum of Art, which says: " Katherine Ace s recent work focuses on images from the fairy tales of the Brother s Grimm.... The artist is captivated by how the Grimm's stories embody the complex issues that we all experience intimately: the dualities of life and death, humor and tragedy, beauty and corruption." Accessed 11/16 Also see images, commentary, artist statement and biography from Katharine T. Carter & Associates. Accessed 11/16

Caroline Kahler: Compelled to Make, A Retrospective 1980-2017 is a 2017 exhibit at the Crisp Museum which says: "Through her career Kahler has had her work appear in over fifteen publications, led many workshops, and been chosen as juror and panel member in multiple Midwest states. She was also nominated for the Mortvedt Distinguished Teaching and Campus Leadership Award, Bethany College in 1995."  Also see press release  Accessed 12/17

Charles Santore: Fifty Years of Art and Storytelling is a 2018 exhibit at Woodmere Art Museum which says: "This first-ever retrospective of the work of Charles Santore (born 1935) traces the development of the internationally renowned illustrator from his commercial work of the 1960s to his most recent children's book, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (2017)" Read exhibit catalog at Issuu. Accessed 3/18

Two retrospective exhibits on the art of Charles White include:

Charles White: A Retrospective is a 2018 exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago which says: "Charles White (1918-1979) powerfully interpreted African American history, culture, and lives over the course of his four-decade career.  A superbly gifted draftsman and printmaker as well as a talented mural and easel painter, he developed a distinctive and labor-intensive approach to art making and remained committed to a representational style at a time when the art world increasingly favored abstraction."  Accessed 8/18

Charles White: A Retrospective  is a 2019 exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art which says: " A superb draftsman, White focused on images of both historical and contemporary African Americans, depicted in ideal portraits and everyday scenes. He extolled their dignity, humanity, and heroism in the face of the country's long history of racial injustice and encouraged his viewers and fellow artists of color to project their own self-worth." Also see press release Accessed 4/19

Clayton Brothers: Inside Out, an exhibit held September 12, 2010 to January 2, 2011 at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum's website says: "The Clayton Brothers construct complex narratives that introduce memorable characters and comment wryly on contemporary life." Accessed February, 2015

Daniel Burke: Callings is a 2017 exhibit at the Erie Art Museum which says: " This retrospective exhibition looks back across the career of this prolific artist to explore highlights from each decade and reveal connections across his various series....He tends to work in series: creating and combining multiple parts, or drawing the same subject over and over, constantly experimenting with mediums, styles, and techniques."  Also see press release Accessed 1/18

David Pratt, Fantastic Landscapes is a 2019 exhibit at the Burchfield - Penney Art Center which says: "Pratt is known for his landscape and cityscape watercolor and oil paintings, but also works in charcoal, conté and pencil. He has painted throughout the Western New York Area and the United States; in Pennsylvania, Vermont, Maine and Hawaii during his World War 11 wartime service." Also see Wikipedia entry    Accessed 4/19 

The Discerning Eye: Scintillating Paintings from Rodney Burlingame, an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015

Don Lake: A Watercolor Retrospective is a 2019 exhibit at the Giertz Gallery, Parkland College which says: "Don Lake is a virtuoso in his skillful manipulation of transparent watercolor. Lake's various bodies of highly realistic paintings share an inclination towards complex patterns, textural surfaces, and dramatic plays of light and dark. His paintings include remarkable skies, seasonal changes upon the land, and industrial sites."  Also see artist's website. Accessed 11/19.

Ed Blackburn - Jumping Across (The River), an exhibit held February 5th ­ May 22nd, 2011 at the Old Jail Art Center. Includes 24:35 Artist's Gallery Talk, a February 19, 2011 online video. Artist combines images and text in his paintings. Accessed April, 2015.

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West is a 2016 exhibit at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco / de Young Museum which says: "Nine sections reveal Ruscha's fascination with the evolving landscape and iconic character of the "Great American West" in symbolic, evocative, and ironic renditions." Also see news release. Accessed 8/18

Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective is a 2019 exhibit at the California African American Museum which says: "Ernie Barnes: A Retrospective includes examples of his paintings of entertainment and music, and also highlights how Barnes, the official artist of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, extensively represented athletes and sports."  Also see 5/23/19 article in Art & Object  Accessed 9/19

Experiments in Navigation: The Art of Charles Hobson, an exhibit held April 30 - July 6, 2008 at Cantor Arts Center and April 30 - August 17, 2008 at Peterson Gallery, Green Librar, Stanford University. Includes press release. Accessed August, 2015

Gary Erbe: Fifty Year Retrospective  is a 2018 exhibit at the Reading Public Museum which says: "Internationally known, Gary Erbe's iconic images of Americana explore a wide range of familiar subjects, including the golden age of television, sports, popular cartoons, classic Saturday morning matinees, and culturally important social commentary."   Accessed 2/19

The Genius of Martin Johnson Heade is a 2017 exhibit at the Georgia Museum of Art which says: "Dramatic landscapes, exotic subjects and vibrant colors all characterize the work of the once forgotten artist Martin Johnson Heade. Now recognized as one of the most important painters of the 19th century, Heade devoted equal time to landscape, marine and still-life subjects, but is best known for his studies of tropical birds and flowers."  To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website. Accessed 8/17

Glen C. Davies - Museum of Mystery: A Thirty-year Bannerline is a 2009 exhibit at the Giertz Gallery, Parkland College which says: "Highly influenced by his experience of traveling with circuses and carnivals in the 1970s, Mr. Davies' current retrospective focuses on his series of Bannerline paintings."  Also see artist's website   Accessed 12/18

A Grand Vision: Violet Oakley and the American Renaissance is a 2017 exhibit at the Woodmere Art Museum  which says: "The most ambitious exhibition of the work of Violet Oakley (1874-1961) to date, A Grand Vision highlights Oakley's spirit of civic humanism and her prolific accomplishments as a muralist, portraitist, stained glass designer, and illustrator."  Accessed 11/17

Hattie Saussy: Rediscovery of an Artist is a 2017 exhibit at the Telfair Museums which says: "Saussy distinguished herself as a great American painter by effortlessly fusing elements of impressionism into her realist compositions, formulating her own traditional, yet unique, painting aesthetic." Also see biography in New Georgia Encyclopedia.  Accessed 8/17

Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow is a 2018 exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art which says: "Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe was recognized as a gifted artist during her life, but her efforts were overshadowed by those of her famous older sister, Georgia."  Accessed 12/18

Ida O'Keeffe: Escaping Georgia's Shadow is a 2019 exhibit at the Clark (Sterling and Francine) Art Institute which says: "This exhibition gives new visibility to Ida Ten Eyck O'Keeffe (1889-1961), younger sister of Georgia O'Keeffe. Through her paintings and prints, as well as photographs of the artist, this exhibition tracks the arc of the younger O'Keeffe's career -- from its beginnings in the late 1920s to the increasingly confident works of the 1930s and 40s."  Accessed 1/20

Immanence and Revelation: The Art of Ben Frank Moss, an exhibit held September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009 at the Hood Museum of Art. Includes essay and press release. Accessed January, 2015.

Jane Peterson: At Home and Abroad is a 2017 exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum which says: "This retrospective of modernist painter Jane Peterson (1876-1965) reflects the lifelong creative output of an artist who started her career as an American Impressionist before World War I and who evolved to become an Expressionist in the latter part of her life." Also see Wikipedia biography  Accessed 12/17

Janet Sullivan Turner: Retrieval and Rebirth, an exhibit held October 3, 2014 - January 18, 2015 at the Noyes Museum of Art. Accessed August, 2015

Jim Wagner: Trudy's House , an exhibit held Saturday, May 18 - Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico. Includes essay by Jina Brenneman, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. Accessed January, 2015.

Joe Brainard: A Retrospective is a 1980 exhibit at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive which says: "The first museum retrospective exhibition of Joe Brainard (1942-1994), currently on view in Gallery 2, presents a wide selection from Brainard's prolific lifework, including approximately 150 collages, assemblages, paintings, drawings, and book covers. Brainard's art is characterized by humor and exuberant color, and by eclectic combinations of media and subject matter." Accessed 3/17

Joseph O'Sickey: Unifying Art, Life and Love, an exhibit held May 2 - July 21, 2013 at the Canton Museum of Art. Includes biography, catalog excerpts, gallery guide. Accessed August, 2015

Jules de Balincourt, an exhibit held Nov 15, 2014 - Jan 25, 2015 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Accessed March, 2015.

Ken Price: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Works on Paper 1962-2010 is a 2014 exhibit at the Harwood Museum, University of New Mexico which says: "The Harwood Museum of Art is pleased to host this landmark exhibition marking the first retrospective to highlight Ken Price (1935-2012) and his long-term commitment to drawing. This exhibition includes a selection of thirty-eight works on paper tracking Price's dedication to drawing over a period of fifty years, and demonstrating Price's ongoing exploration of the medium." Accessed 12/18

Kim Abeles: Art and Activism, an exhibit held September 11 - November 21, 2010 at the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University. Accessed February, 2015

Lumen Martin Winter: An Artist Rediscovered  is a 2017 exhibit at the Long Island Museum of Art, History and Carriages which says: "Lumen Martin Winter was an important American public artist for more than 50 years, with major murals and commissions at the United Nations, the AFL-CIO Building in Washington, DC, and the official insignia for NASA's Apollo Lunar Landing Project. Winter created boldly colorful and energetically expressive projects, exhibiting a wide array of influences." Also see artist's website  Accessed 8/17

Magical & Real: Henriette Wyeth and Peter Hurd, A Retrospective is a 2018 exhibit at the Michener (James A.) Art Museum which says: "Magical & Real is the first joint retrospective of Wyeth and Hurd's work since 1967, and the first scholarly exhibition to seriously consider the work of either artist in thirty years. The exhibition will introduce audiences familiar only with the name Wyeth to the significant body of work produced by the woman that Andrew Wyeth felt was the most talented of all N.C. Wyeth's children."  Also see press release   Accessed 2/18

Malcolm Morley: Painting, Paper, Process, an exhibit held November 10, 2012 to January 13, 2013 at the Parrish Art Museum, Accessed April, 2015..

Michael Miller: An Appreciation is a 2016 exhibit at the Brauer Museum of Art, curated by Gregg Hertzlieb, Director/Curator of the Brauer Museum of Art, who says in an introduction of the exhibit catalog: "The Brauer Museum of Art presents a retrospective exhibition of the incredible work of Michael Miller (1938-2014), an artist who was skilled in a wide range of media and who created prints, drawings, paintings, and printed constructions that involve innovative uses of traditional and experimental methods. A remarkably talented draftsman, Miller was able to blend illustration styles familiar to him from his youth, surreal and imaginative creations reminiscent of Chicago Imagism, a lively sense of humor, and a keen critical eye for human nature, to produce works that reflect virtuoso technique and a high degree of sophistication in content." Link is to the exhibit catalog. Accessed 12/16

Michael Sherrill Retrospective is a 2018 exhibit at the Mint Museum which says: "In his delicately rendered sculptures Michael Sherrill seeks to elicit a sense of wonder from viewers, and to make them see things fresh. Working with clay, glass, and metal, his exquisite floral forms have the allure of Martin Johnson Heade's passion flower and orchid paintings and the botanical engravings of John James Audubon, at the same time they are remarkably new."  Accessed 1/19

Paul Villinski: Farther is a 2017 exhibit at the Taubman Museum of Art which says: "Villinski's sculptures and installations engage with subjects both sublime and neglected. Influenced by a lifelong concern for environmental issues, his work reinvisions seemingly useless and discarded materials, often trash found on the streets of New York City, into uplifting and humanizing works of art."  Also see press release and artist's website   Accessed 8/17

People, Places and Things: Works by William DeBernardi, an exhibit held April 27 - August 12, 2012 at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. Includes exbibit brochure. Accessed April, 2015.

Pictures & Windows, The Paintings of Christopher W. Benson from 1975 to 2017 is a 2017 exhibit at the Newport Art Museum which says: "Benson's paintings are quintessentially American, hovering in a territory somewhere between the salt-of- the-Earth realism of earlier New England coastal painters like Winslow Homer and George Bellows and the vibrancy of Bay Area Figuration. His work has also been influenced by other prominent American painters, such as Martin Johnson Heade, Edward Hopper, the regionalists of the 1930s, and the American Modernists Patrick Henry Bruce and Stuart Davis." - To read more after exhibit closes, go to "Past Exhibitions" section of museum website.  Also see artist's website  Accessed 11/17

Placing Pierre Daura, an exhibit held May 10, 2014 to September 28, 2014 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon. Accessed February, 2015

A Retrospective in Memoriam: Robert MacDonald Graham, Jr., an exhibit held at the Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art. Accessed April, 2015.

Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent is a 2016-17 exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, which says: "The exhibition includes approximately 50 examples of Grooms's signature three-dimensional paintings, sculptures, installations, prints, and films, spanning 1961 to 2015, and thereby provides an excellent overview of his artistic production." MBMA includes an audio tour tied to images of exhibit artworks. Accessed 11/16

Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective is a 2018 exhibit at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery which says: "Through varied combinations of universal but personally resonant symbols-letters, numbers, stars, circles, and wheels-the artist realized his vision across the decades and across a full range of media. In this landmark exhibition, Indiana's sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints are placed in dialogue with one another to reveal the breadth and consistency of a career spanning sixty years." Accessed 8/18

Rob Evans: Mystery and Metaphor - Four Decades of Work, an exhibit held 9/27/14 - 12/7/14 at the Reading Public Museum. Includes online audio. Accessed April, 2015.

Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection & Paintings from North Country Collection is a 2018 exhibit at the Hyde Collection Art Museum which says: "Rockwell Kent was a polarizing figure: An acclaimed artist and printmaker, a household name as traveler and author, his private mores scandalized family and friends, his social activism his political adversaries. His politics garnered him a certain degree of notoriety, while his art earned him critical acclaim. On Sunday, April 8, The Hyde Collection will open two exhibitions of the artist's works in three mediums.... Rockwell Kent: Prints from the Ralf C. Nemec Collection includes fifty-two prints and a selection of ceramics by Kent; A Life and Art of His Own: Paintings from North Country Collections features thirty-seven paintings drawn from Plattsburgh State University's Art Museum and private collectors throughout the North Country." Also see Rockwell Kent from Resource Library. Accessed 5/18

Ross Eugene Braught: Man of Imagination is a 2018 exhibit at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art which says: "This exhibition represents the first major posthumous compendium of his work and will be accompanied by a book." Also see coverage at Modernist West. Accessed 12/18

A SEA OF POSSIBILITIES:Paintings by Merion Estes 1971 to 2006, an exhibit held September 10 - October 29, 2006 at the Pomona College Museum of Art. Essay by Rebecca McGrew, Curator. Accessed April, 2015.

Spring into Summer with Andy Warhol and Friends! is a 2017 exhibit at the Bruce Museum which says: " Although we tend to associate Warhol's work with artifice and mass production - think of his bold images of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell's Soup cans - there is another side to the artist that is often overlooked, his interest in the natural, the real, and the intimate."  Also see press release and image sheet  Accessed 8/17

Steve DiBenedetto - Evidence of Everything was a 2015-16 exhibit at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, which says: "Utilizing an inventory of leitmotifs, including the helicopter, octopus, wheel, and glass office tower, DiBenedetto paints and repaints his subjects in states of apocalyptic trauma where content and technique become unified, while the boundaries between the objective and subjective become uncertain." Accessed 11/16

Summer Breeze: Paintings & Drawings by Alice Dalton Brown, an exhibit held May 18, 2013 - August 18, 2013 at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Includes gallery guide. Accessed January, 2015.

Thrill After Thrill: Thirty Years of Wayne White is a 2017 exhibit at the Hunter Museum of American Art which says: "Wayne White is more than your average artist - he is a set designer, an art director, a comic book artist, a puppeteer, a painter, a sculptor - the list is endless." Also see artist's website   Accessed 8/17

Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos, and Toys in the Attic is a 2016 exhibit at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum which says: "Included in the exhibition are three-dimensional models -- comparable to small-scale movie sets -- that Wick designs and arranges, along with photo illustrations from the I SPY and Can You See What I See? series, Seymour books, and Wick's award-winning A Drop of Water: A Book of Science and Wonder, and Walter Wick's Optical Tricks, a book of photographic illusions."  Also see artist's website  Accessed 2/19

William Clutz: Crossings is a 2016 exhibit at Schmucker Art Gallery, Gettysburg College, previously at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Download the 62-page exhibit catalog published by Schmucker Art Gallery, with essay by Shannon Egan, Director, Schmucker Art Gallery. The Foreword says: "Clutz carefully balances the pure abstraction of mid-century American painting with the reintroduction of figurative imagery. Because his works are at once abstract and representational, Clutz resists neat categorization into a cohesive art movement. Rather, his vibrant examination of line, color, and light reflects the artist's sincere commitment to his singular style." Accessed 10/16.


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