Arthur Lerner

Artist: Arthur Lerner Title:Abstract Portrait, 1961-2 52.25" x 42" (132.72cm x 106.68cm) Created: 1961-62 Oil/Canvas Signed Lower Left Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: Arthur Lerner
Title:Abstract Portrait, 1961-2
52.25″ x 42″
(132.72cm x 106.68cm)
Created: 1961-62
Oil/Canvas
Signed Lower Left
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Arthur Lerner history of accomplishments :-
One Person Exhibitions
2013 Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Lipa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Indiana University Northwest, Gary, IN
2000 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2000 Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1973 Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI
1972 Skokie Arts Council, Skokie, IL
1972 Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL
1964 Anna Werbe Gallery, Detroit, MI
1963 John L. Hunt Gallery, Chicago, IL

Two- & Three-Person Exhibitions
2009-10 Facing Modigliani, Printworks Gallery, Chicago
1983 Galeria, Chicago, IL
1973 Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
1963 John L. Hunt Gallery, Chicago, IL
1962 Old Town Art Center, Drawing Exhibition
1960 Old Town Art Center, Drawing Exhibition

Selected Group Exhibitions
2014 “Collaborations II,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2013 “Artists Respond to Genocide,” Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
2012–13 “Face Forward: The Art of the Self-Portrait,” Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2011 Chicago Odyssey, Printworks Gallery, Chicago Il
2010 Cover Stories, Printworks Gallery, Chicago Il
2005-06 TheChicago Six, The Art Center, Highland Park, Il.
2005-06 The Art of the Bookplate, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, Il.
2005 Lipa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Lipa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Lipa Gallery, Chicago, IL 2002 Lipa Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Contemporary Drawing Salon, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2001 Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
2001 Self Portraits, Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
2000 Printworks Gallery, Chicago, IL
1993 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1992 Z Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1990 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1988 Seascapes, Frick Gallery, Belfast, Me.
1988 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition Santa Rosa Jr. College, Santa Rosa, CA
1987 When Sculptors and Painters Draw Art Institute of Boston, MA
1986 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1986 Self Portraits Then and Now ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 Jan Cicero Gallery, Chicago, IL
1985 The Object Revitalized Pain Art Center, Oshkosh, WI
1984 Realism, Hyde Park Art Center Chicago, IL
1983 Chicago Artists: Continuity & Change Printers Square, Chicago, IL
1982 National Invitational Drawing Exhibition Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
1981 Illinois Artists, Illinois Sate Museum Mt. Vernon, IL
1980 Gilman Gallery Exhibitions since 1965, Chicago, IL
1966 Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Art Institute of Chicago
1965 One Hundred Contemporary American Drawings University of Michigan Museum of
Art, Ann Arbor, MI
1964 John L. Hunt Gallery, Chicago, IL
1962 John Gibson Gallery, Chicago, IL
1962 Hastings College Invitational Print Exhibition Hastings, NE
1961 John Gibson Gallery, Chicago, IL
1961 Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1960 Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1958 Galleria Schneider, Rome, Italy
1958 Galleria La Permanente, Florence, Italy 1958 Festival of Two Worlds, Spoleto, Italy
1955 Robert North Gallery, Chicago, IL 1955
Annual Exhibition of Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1954 American Federation of Arts Traveling Exhibition
1952 University of Minnesota Invitational Print Exhibition
1952 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, Print Annual 1952 Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn,
NY, Print Annual
1952 Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Print Annual

Teaching
1996 Professor Emeritus, City Colleges of Chicago
1961/96 Professor of Art, City Colleges of Chicago
1986/87 Distinguished ProfessorRichard J. Daley College, Chicago
1986 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1955/57 Ray-Vogue School of Art, Chicago
Fellowships, Grants and Awards
1981/82 National Endowment for the Arts
1963 Award for Drawing, Chicago Festival of the Arts Minneapolis, MN
1961 Frank B. Hubacheck Purchase Award for Drawing First All-Illinois Biennial of Prints,
Drawings and Watercolors, Art Institute of Chicago
1957/58 Fulbright Grant for Study in Italy
1952/53 James Nelson Raymond Foreign Travel Fellowship

Collections
The Art Institute of Chicago
The National Museum of American Art
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (Sam Koffler Collection)
U.S. State Department Cultural Division, Washington, D.C. Continental Bank of Illinois,
Chicago, IL
Northern Trust Bank of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Kemper Insurance Companies, Long Grove, IL
Harry S. Truman College Collection, Chicago, IL
Joseph Shapiro Collection, Chicago, IL
Jenner and Block, Inc., Chicago, IL
Hahn, Holland and Grossman, Chicago Il
Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
United Airlines, San Francisco and Tokyo
And other public and private collections

Education
1957-58 Istituto Statale di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy
1953 Academie de la Grand Chaumiere, Paris, France
1952 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.F.A.
1951 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A.

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Adolph Frederick Reinhardt ( 1913-1967)

Adolph Frederick Reinhardt ( 1913-1967)  American artist Title: Red on RedOne Masures: 42 x 42 inches  Signed lower right  Dated 1950 Farhat Art Museum Collection

Adolph Frederick Reinhardt ( 1913-1967)
American artist
Title: Red on RedOne
Masures: 42 x 42 inches
Signed lower right
Dated 1950
Farhat Art Museum Collection

 

Born in Buffalo, New York, Ad Reinhardt was an early exponent of Minimal Art and a prominent figure in the New York contemporary art scene. His commitment to painting was purely to the process of painting, and he is best remembered for his all-black, large-scale paintings of the 1960s.

Reinhardt has been described as the first important American painter who was an abstractionist from beginning to end. He was known for his humorous, actually hilarious, swipes at the art world such as his dismissal of Thomas Hart Benton as an ‘inconsequential ear of corn’ and Jackson Pollock as an ‘obscure leaf on the tree of art’, etc. Not surprisingly, Reinhardt was a controversial figure. Other examples of his making fun of his contemporary artists can be found in his own semi-facetious chronology of his life which lists “1938 – Listens to neighbor Stuart Davis’ loud ragtime jazz records, looks at his loud colored shirts on clotheslines… 1939 – Disagrees with Matta about importance in art of artists rubbing against sweaty people in subway rush hours.”

Before the early 1950s the career of Ad Reinhardt was a long process of emptying out elements from his art. His first nearly monochromatic paintings were blue or red; then beginning in 1954 he painted nothing but black paintings. Both his life and work lead up to these great pictures, his “ultimates,” as he called them.

As a young man, Ad Reinhardt studied art history at Columbia University where he edited the humor magazine and wrestled. He also attended the National Academy of Design, the American Artists’ School, and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University.

In 1937, he joined the American Abstract Artists group and from 1936 to 1941 worked for the WPA on the Federal Art Project in the Easel Division, painting in realist style typical of the 1930s. However, at the same time, he did collages and Cubist paintings with hard-edge, flat planes of color.

In the 1940s, after serving in the U.S. Navy as a photographer from 1944 to 1945, Reinhardt created numerous cartoons satirical of the art world and became associated with Abstract Expressionism, adopting the method of painting all over the canvas in a uniform, monochromatic way. As he got older, his painting became darker and more austere and geometric forms were barely distinguishable from the background.

In addition to painting, Reinhardt was an art educator who conducted classes at Brooklyn College in 1947, the California School of Fine Arts in 1950, University of Wyoming in 1951, Yale University from 1952 to 1953, New York University in 1955, Syracuse University in 1951 and Hunter College in 1960.

Reinhardt maintained an ongoing interest in Asian Art. He was a member of the Asian Art Association and the Chinese Art Society and gave lectures on Asian Art.

He died in New York City on August 30, 1967 at the peak of his career.

Sources:
Matthew Baigell, “Dictionary of American Art”
Peter Falk, “Who Was Who in American Art”
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Adolf Frederick (Ad) Reinhardt was born the son of immigrants, in Buffalo, New York on December 24, 1913. He studied art history at Columbia University, where he edited the humor magazine and wrestled. He attended the National Academy of Design, the American Artists’ School and the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. In 1937, he joined the American Abstract Artists group, beginning his career as an artist in typical 1930s fashion as an easel painter on the Federal Art Project. He also did collages and Cubist paintings with hard-edge, flat planes of color.

Reinhardt was the first important American painter who was an abstractionist from
beginning to end. Reinhardt was known for his humorous, actually hilarious, swipes at the art world. His own semifacetious chronology of his life lists “1938 – Listens to neighbor Stuart Davis’ loud ragtime jazz records, looks at his loud colored shirts on clotheslines…1939 – Disagrees with Matta about importance in art of artists rubbing against sweaty people in subway rush hours.”

Reinhardt dismissed Thomas Hart Benton as an inconsequential ear of corn, Jackson Pollock as an obscure leaf on the tree of art, etc. Not surprisingly, Reinhardt was a controversial figure. Before the early 1950s his career was a long process of emptying out elements from his art. The first nearly monochromatic paintings were blue or red, then beginning in 1954 he painted nothing but black paintings. Both his life and work lead up to these great pictures, his “ultimates,” as he called them. He died at his peak in New York City on August 30, 1967.

Written and submitted by Jean Ershler Schatz, artist and researcher from Laguna Woods, California.

Sources:
Mark Stevens in Newsweek, January 28, 1980
Peter Plagens in Newsweek, June 24, 1991
Nicholas Jenkins in Art News, October 1991
From the Internet, www.artnet.com andwww.askART.com

Henri Hayden (1883 – 1970)

Henri Hayden (1883 - 1970) Medium: Oil on canvas  Measures: 14.5 x 11 inches  Signed lower right  Farhat Art Museum Collection

Henri Hayden (1883 – 1970)
Medium: Oil on canvas
Measures: 14.5 x 11 inches
Signed lower right
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Henri Hayden was born into a family of wine merchants . In 1902, under parental pressure he entered the Warsaw University of Technology ; parallel , he enrolled at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw where he quickly considered a brilliant student. With financial help from his father he spent a year in Paris in 1907 , the year Des Demoiselles d’Avignon by Picasso and will not return to Poland. Hayden holds a workshop Boulevard Saint -Michel and leads a solitary and independent life . In 1908 , he attended La Palette , painting academy where Charles and Georges Guérin Devaslière teach. It refers firstly to Gauguin he discovers through Wladyslaw Slewinski during his frequent trips to Britain. In Montparnasse he met key stakeholders including Juan Gris Cubist movement , Pablo Picasso, Jacques Lipchitz and Jean Metzinger . H.ayden exhibits regularly . Constructs and synthetic landscapes he performs are an echo of the painting at the School of Pont- Aven . In 1912, Hayden finds strong support in the art of Cézanne and measured that will guide the voice of Cubism. In 1914 , he signed a contract with Léonce Rosenberg and merchant Charles Malpel . Passionate about music, he attends the Group of Six and illustrates Erik Satie program the first hearing of “Songs pear-shaped .” During the war he fled to Mougins where he met Robert Delaunay then Roussillon apartment and befriends Samuel Beckett. In 1944 , back in Paris , Hayden finds his shop looted. During the last twenty years of his life , painting Hayden ‘s been many exhibitions in Paris , Dublin, Lyon , Caen, Amiens , Aix -en -Provence. In 1953, Hayden stands all references that haunt his painting and becomes figurative . (Source : Nadine Nieszawer , Marie Boye , Paul Fogel , Painters Jews in Paris 1905-1939 Paris School Editons Denoël 2000).