Lucy Puls

Artist: Lucy Puls  Titled : Aqua Rapidous ( SWIFT WATER) Mixed Media Wood, Paper, Tuile dated 1994  Farhat Art Musuem Collection

Artist: Lucy Puls
Titled : Aqua Rapidous ( SWIFT WATER)
Mixed Media Wood, Paper, Tuile
dated 1994
Farhat Art Musuem Collection
Verge Center for the Arts, Lucy Puls [just you], Sacramento, CA,(solo)
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, The Conversation, San Mateo, CA, (group)
San Jose Institute for Contemporary Arts, Relics, San Jose, CA (group)
Berkeley Central Arts Passage, Day Re-Dreamed, Berkeley, CA (group)
Arts and Humanities Institute, Now Read This: Contemporary Art from the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Boise State University, Boise, CA (group)
Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco, The Invitation, San Mateo, CA, (group)
Double Take an exhibition from the collection of Lenore Pereira and Rich Niles, held at 70 South Park, San Francisco, CA
East & Peggy Phelps Galleries, ReModel Sculpture Education Now Exhibition, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA (group)
Electric Works, Geometria Concretus, San Francisco CA (solo)
Transmission Gallery, Open, Oakland, CA (group)
The Contemporary Jewish Museum, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought, San Francisco, CA
Richmond Art Center, Beyond Traditions: Artist Legacies at the Richmond Art Center, Part II, Richmond, CA (group)
diRosa Gatehouse Gallery, Zombie-Proof House, Napa, CA (group)
Electric Works, Repossessed: Brief Madness, San Francisco CA (solo)
Mondavi Winery, Sed Etiam: Drawings by Lucy Puls, Napa, CA (solo)
Triton Museum of Art, A Childs World, Santa Clara, CA (group)
Shasta College Art Gallery, Sed Etiam, Redding, CA (solo)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, New Works Old Story, San Francisco, CA (group), artwork using charcoal from Detroit area homes and apartment complexes.
Website live for one year. (group)
Aspen Art Museum, Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO (group)
Block Gallery, Mark, Sacramento, CA (group)
Block Gallery, Judy, Sacramento, CA (group)
The Jewish Museum, Repairing the World: Contemporary Ritual Art, New York, NY (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, However Often: Drawings, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Intersection for the Arts, Terror, San Francisco, CA (group)
Parallel Projects@NYDC, Chapter Two: a show of objects, New York, NY (group)
Bedford Gallery, See Jane Run, Walnut Creek, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, At This Place, San Francisco, CA (solo)
University Library Art Gallery, Worth a Thousand Words: The Book as Image,
Sonoma State University, Sonoma, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery,Rrose Selavy, San Francisco, CA (group)
Contemporary Jewish Museum, Scents of Purpose: Artists Interpret the Spice Box, SF, CA (group)
Signal66, BARELY LEGAL: Danger, Washington DC (group)
SBC Park, Heart and Soul, San Francisco, CA (group)
Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Politics, Pleasant Hill, CA (group)
University Art Gallery, Danger, California State University, Chico, CA (group)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Hard Candy, San Jose, CA (group)
Pasadena Museum of California Art the not-so still life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, Pasadena, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, What’s Doin’, San Francisco, CA (group)
Off the Preserve, di Rosa Preserve annex space, Danger, Napa, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Things Go Round, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Littlejohn Contemporary, Ignotum per Ignotius new work, New York, NY (solo)
Ulrich Museum of Art, Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art, Wichita, Kansas (group)
Kirkland Arts Center, Well Heeled: Artists Who Use Shoes As A Muse, Kirkland, WA (group)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Portrait Obscured, San Jose, CA (group)
Oakland Art Gallery, Visual Alchemy 1: Laurie Reid, Lucy Puls, Alan Rath, Mari Andrews, Oakland, CA (group)
Memorial Union Gallery, Party Mix, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA (solo)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery
from the Logan Collection, San Francisco, CA (group)
Nathan Rosen Gallery, Magic and Ritual, Boca Raton, FL (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, White Elephant, San Francisco, CA (solo)
San Francisco Camerawork, Timekeepers, San Francisco, CA (group)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, This is Not a Book, San Jose, CA (group)
Frederieke Taylor/ TZ’ Art, Shoes, Shoes, Shoes, New York, NY (group)
Refusalon, Domesticated, San Francisco, CA (group)
Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, The Peoples Plastic Princess, Alberta, Canada (group)
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, Magic and Ritual, New York, NY (group)
Louis Stern Fine Art, The Child Within: Innocence and Anxiety in Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (group)
Graystone Gallery, From Head to Toe, San Francisco, CA (group)
Museum of Art and History, “Altered: The Animal in Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz, CA (group)
The Jewish Museum of San Francisco, Making Change: 100 Artists Interpret the Tzedakah Box, San Francisco, CA (group)
Transcending Limits, traveling exhibition: Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX, Texas Fine Art Association, Austin, TX, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas TX, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, TX (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, untidy, San Francisco, CA (solo)
California Museum of Art, Diction, Santa Rosa, CA (solo)
B and D Contemporanea, Alter Status, Milan, Italy (group)
Transamerica Building Gallery, Home Sweet Home, San Francisco, CA (group)
RARE, California Current, New York, NY (group)
Bedford Gallery, The Shoe Show, Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA (group)
Southern Exposure, Girls Girls Girls, San Francisco, CA (group)
Monique Knowlton Gallery, The Importance of Toys, New York, NY (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Plaything, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Acquiring Minds, Santa Barbara, CA (group)
Littlejohn/Sternau Gallery, Lucy Puls Recent Work, New York, NY (solo)
Corcoran Gallery of Art,The Persuasiveness of Memory, Washington, D.C. (group)
Sherry Frumkin Gallery, The Whole is Greater then the Sum of it’s Parts: The Art of Repetition, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Nora Haime Gallery, Wax, New York, NY (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Recent Work San Francisco, CA (solo)
Sculpture Center, Small Works, New York, NY (group)
California Center for the Arts Museum, Wildlife, Escondido, CA (group)
Secession Gallery at Haines Gallery, Discards, San Francisco, CA (group)
UCLA Wight Art Gallery, Bad Girls West, Los Angeles, CA (group)
American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, New York, NY (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, More Edidici (To Learn By Heart) , San Francisco, CA (solo)
San Jose ICA, Beyond the Written Word, San Jose, CA (group)
Mark Moore Gallery, Kink, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Diverse Works, Without Houston, TX (group)
Palo Alto Cultural Center, The Portrait As Shoe, Palo Alto, CA (group)
The Lab, Without, San Francisco, CA (group)
Shea and Bornstein, Voices, Santa Monica, CA (group)
Sculpture Center, The Wall Project, New York, NY (group)
Oakland Museum, Images Transformed, Oakland, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, The Object Is Bound, San Francisco, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Edidici (To Learn By Heart) , San Francisco, CA (solo)
Transamerica Building Gallery, Diverse Directions: Deborah Butterfield, Viola Frey, Mildred Howard Hung Lui, Lucy Puls, Judith Shea, San Francisco, CA (group)
Falkirk Cultural Center, Lingua Franca, San Rafael, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Nemori Vagus: Wandering in the Woods, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Natsoulas/Novelozo Gallery, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Davis, CA (solo)
Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, Formulation and Representation:
Recent Abstract Sculpture”, New York, NY (group)
Craft Museum, Beyond Words: The Book As Metaphor for Art, San Francisco, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Lead and Wax, San Francisco, CA (group)
Judith Weintraub Gallery, Influences, Sacramento, CA (group)
SFMOMA Rental Gallery, The Blues Show, San Francisco, CA (group)
E.M. Donahue Gallery, Summer ’89, New York, NY (group)
Ruggierio Henis Gallery, Mixed Messages, New York, NY (group)
Nelson Gallery, UC-Davis, A.C.D.H.H.H.J.N.P.P.S.T. , Davis, CA (group)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Recent Sculpture, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Sculpture Center, Emerging Sculptors, New York, NY (group)
Hearst Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Six Bay Area Women Sculptors, Moraga, CA (group)
Sesnon Art Gallery, Wood Sculpture: Seven Contemporary Artists, Santa Cruz, CA (group)
Cirrus Gallery, Lucy Puls: Recent Work, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Introductions ’87, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Carnegie Art Center, Sculpture Exhibition, Cincinnati, OH (group)
Richmond Art Center, Sculpture by Lucy Puls, Richmond, CA (solo)
Djurovich Gallery, Lucy Puls: Sculpture and Drawings, Sacramento, CA (solo)
C.N. Gorman Museum, Recent Drawings from Northern California, Davis, CA (group)
Nelson Gallery, UC-Davis, Lucy Puls: Sculpture and Drawings, Davis, CA (solo)
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NC (solo)
Waterworks Gallery, Salisbury, NC (solo)
Tate Center Gallery, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (solo)
Matrix Gallery, Three Dimensions, Eight Ways, Sacramento, CA (group)
Alternative Museum, Southern Exposure: Not A Regional Exhibition, (Part 1) , New York, NY (group)
Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, Artists Choose Artists, Greensboro, NC (group)
Asheville Art Museum, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Asheville, NC (solo)
Swain School of Design, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, New Bedford, MA (solo)
Piazzo Venezia, Portrait of the South, Rome, Italy (group)
J. Melberg Gallery, Portrait of the South, Charlotte, NC (group)
Gaston County Museum of History and Art, Dallas, NC (group)
Asheville Art Museum, October Show, Asheville, NC (group)
Fayetteville Art Museum, Fayetteville, NC (group)
Wheeler Gallery, Lucy Puls: Recent Work,Providence, RI (solo)
Woods-Gerry Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Lucy Puls: Sculpture, Providence, RI (solo)
Lucy Puls [just you], exhibition catalog, Verge Center for the Arts, Edition One Books, Berkeley, CA, 2015, ISBN 978-0-692-51172-5
Stuffed: Stofftiere in der installativen Kunst, By Carmen Messmer, published by Dietrich Reimer Verlag GmbH, Berlin, 2015, ISBN 978-3-496-01535-2
Gillian Whiteley, Junk: Art and the Politics of Trash, I.B.Tauris Publishers, 2010, ISBN: 9781848854123 –HC, ISBN: 9781848854130 – paperback
Lucy Puls: However Often, exhibition catalog, essay by Laura Richard Janku, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Edition One Books, Oakland, CA 2006
Not So Cute and Cuddly: Dolls and Stuffed Toys in Contemporary Art, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, 2003, ISBN 1-887883-04-5
Susan Landauer, William Gerdts, and Patricia Trenton, the not-so still life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2003, ISBN 0-520-23937-7
Epicenter: San Francisco Bay Area Art Now, by Mark Johnstone and Leslie Abound Holzman, Chronicle Books, 2002, ISBN 0-8118-3541-3
The Darker Side of Playland: Childhood Imagery from the Logan Collection, Essay by Heather Whitmore Jain, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 2000
Wildlife, essays by Reesey Shaw and Jeff Kelley, California Center for the Arts Museum, 1994, ISBN 1-885088-00-0
Bad Girls, essays by Cheryl Dunye, Linda Goode Bryant, Marcia Tanner, and Marcia Tucker, Published by The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY, 1994
Lucy Puls, essays by Marcia Tanner and Jeff Kelley, Published by Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1994, Library of Congress Card Number: 94-069718
Images Transformed, Essay by Karen Tsujimoto, Published by the Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA, 1992
Formulation and Representation, Essay by Susan Edwards, Published by Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY, 1990
Southern Exposure: Not a Regional Exhibition, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY, 1985
Portrait of the South, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC, 1984
Loni Stark, Wanderlust: Exploring Nourish at the Napa Valley Museum (video feature) , October 1, 2015…/wanderlust-exploring-nourish-…
Victoria Dalkey, Lucy Puls’ New Show Examines Consumer-World Castoffs, September 17, 2015,…/arts-culture/article35454123.html
Justina Marino, Reimagined Histories: A Retrospective of the Work of Lucy Puls, September 14, 2015, Tube Magazine…/reimagined-histories-a-retrospective-…/”
Kim Beil, Relics, art ltd, January/February 2015
Catherine Nueva Espana, Relics at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Jan 5, 2015
Joe Rosato Jr., NBC Bay Area, Exhibit Pays Homage to Departed Tech December 8, 2014,
Kenneth Baker, See Anxiety Seep From a Multiplicity of Concepts San Francisco Chronicle, Section D, Page D2, April 27, 2013
Genevieve Quick, Geometria Concretus 4/1 ShotGun!: Art Practical…/geometria_concretus…/September 25, 2012
Glen Helfand, Geometria Concretus 4/1 ShotGun!: Art Practical…/geometria_concretus_helfand/, September 23, 2012
Maria Medua, Geometria Concretus – Lucy PulsSeptember, 7, 2012,
Michele Carlson, Zombie-Proof, ,June 28, 2011
Barbara Morris, Lucy Puls, Artillery, Vol 5 Issue 3, Jan/Feb 2011– reviews/
Tess Thackara, Lucy Puls – Repossessed: Brief Madness, Stretcher,…/lucy_puls_-_repossessed…/Featured Review
Kenneth Baker, In Foreclosure Loses, Sculptor Sees Opening, San Francisco Chronicle, Page E2, November 20, 2010, also online:
Kristin Farr, Repossessed: Brief Madness and Colony at Electric Works,…/repossessed_brief_madness_and_colony…/, October 31, 2010″ target=”_blank”>, October 31, 2010
Clare Coppel, Repossessed: Lucy Puls,, October 22, 2010
Stewart Oksenhorn, Connecting the Pots, The Aspen Times, Page B5-6, October31, 2008
Tim Foster, Not Only, But Also: Lucy Puls in Sacramento, Midtown Monthly, pages 16-17, April 2008
Susan Wooldridge, Lucy Puls at CSU Chico, Artweek, page 14, Volume 39, Issue 1 February 2008
Kenneth Baker, Puls and Anderson at Wirtz, San Francisco Chronicle, Page E10, November 18, 2006
Barbara Morris, Image as Object at Mary Porter Sesnon Gallery, Artweek, p 14-15, Volume 37, Issue 4 May 2006
Glen Helfan, Lucy Puls, Artforum, XLIII, No. 10, Pages 330-331, Summer 2005
Laura Janku, Lucy Puls, Sculpture, pages 73-74, January/February 2004, Vol. 23, Number 1
Michael S. Gant, Candy Caning, Metro, February 12-18, 2004, Vol. 19, NO. 51
Dustin Parker, Let’s Get Barbie Naked! , F5:AltArts: City Culture, October 30, 2003
Harry Roche, Lucy Puls at Stephen Wirtz Gallery,Artweek, pages 14-15, Volume 34, Issue 6, July/August 2003
Glen Helfan, Lucy Puls,Artforum Online, Critics Picks, May 16, 2003
Jesse Hamlin, Old Record Albums Echo in Puls’ Work, San Francisco Chronicle, Pages D1 and D17, May 9, 2003
Berin Golonu, At The Galleries: Lucy Puls, Flash Art, page 48, Volume XXXIII, Number 213, Summer 2000
Amanda Jones, Block Party, Surface, Chaos Theory Issue, 2000, Number 24, Page 42
Sarah Coleman, Timekeepers at SF Camerawork, Artweek,pages 14-15, Volume 21,Issue 7/8, July/August 2000
Kenneth Baker, Lucy Puls’ “White Elephant, San Francisco Chronicle, page b1, February 26, 2000
Berin Golonu, Around the House: Women Artists Challenge Domestic Traditions, Artweek, pages 15-16, Sept 1999
David Hunt, Lucy Puls, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, Sculpture, pages 58-59, October 1998
Kenneth Baker, Lucy Puls’ “untidy” Show Has Some Neat Meanings, San Francisco Chronicle, C1, Mar 26, 1998
Sandy Thompson, Lucy Puls at the California Museum of Art, Artweek, March 1998
__________, Gioxhi da Investimento, Milano Finanza, September 25,1998
Penelope Shackelford, Understanding Process: The Artwork of Lucy Puls, Davis Enterprise, p10 – 12, Oct 23, 1997
Paul Richard, Retrieved ‘Memory’ , The Washington Post, May 21, 1995
Joanna Shaw-Eagle, Finding Their Own Way From Path of Master, The Washington Times, 1995
Jamie Brunson, Lucy Puls at Stephen Wirtz, Art Issues, P.34, Jan-Feb 1995
Harry Roche, Critics Choice: Art; Lucy Puls, San Francisco Bay Guardian, page 78, November 2, 1994
Alfred Jan, Artist Lucy Puls Topples Barbie, ArtistWriter, Volume 3.10, November, 1994
M.A. Greenstein, Our Baddies, Our Selves, Visions, page, 14-17, Fall 1994
Kenneth Baker, Sculptor Puls Builds Blocks of Memory, San Francisco Chronicle, page E1, October 22, 1994
Robert L. Pincus, Art Center Show a Wild Look at Animals, San Diego Union Tribune, October 2, 1994
Katina Huston, Things Being What They Are, Visions, Spring 1994
David Levi Strauss, Without, ArtForum, Summer, 1993
Randal Davis, Between Covers, Artweek, December 16, 1993
Leslie Green, Lucy Puls Sculpts Truth, Surreal Underground Entertainment, page 6, Fall 1993
Kenneth Baker, New Bay Area Art Belies Instability, San Francisco Chronicle, page 39, March 14, 1993
Kenneth Baker, Art Defies Show’s Limiting Title, San Francisco Chronicle, page C5, May 9, 1992
David Bonetti, Conceptual Art By The Book, San Francisco Examiner, April 24, 1992
Diana Ketcham, Poor Theme Drawn From Fine Exhibition, Oakland Tribune, page B-3, April 20, 1992
David Bonetti, From Flower Power to Chain of Events, San Francisco Examiner, page B-5, October 29, 1991
Kenneth Baker, Puls and Smith at Stephen Wirtz, San Francisco Chronicle, page E-4, October 23, 1991
Kenneth Baker, A Proper Women’s Show at Transamerica, San Francisco Chronicle, page C-6, May 11, 1991
Frank Cebulski, Old and Whispered Secrets, Artweek, April 18, 1991
Mark Levy, Freezing Freud and Other Nasty Games, Art International, Winter 1991
Victoria Dalkey, The Sound of Distant Echos, Sacramento Bee, Encore Magazine, Dec. 22,1990
Mark Levy, Lucy Puls, Artspace, vol. 4, no. 6, September/October 1990
Kenneth Baker, New Wirtz Space, San Francisco Chronicle, March 22, 1990
Michael Brenson, Four Sculptors, New York Times, January 6, 1989
Kenneth Baker, Lucy in the Studio with Fiberglass, San Francisco Chronicle, July 17, 1988
Kala Fellowship Award, Kala Institute for the Arts, Berkeley, CA
Oxbow School, Napa, CA, Visiting Artist
A Trapped In Your Mind Feeling, curated by Lucy Puls, catalog essay by Heidi De Vries, Aggregate Space Gallery and Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA
MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH
Yaddo Corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY
Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood, WA
Pilchuck School of Glass, Stanwood Washington, Artist in Residency
California Arts Council Fellowship
1985 – present
Professor of Art, University of California, Davis
1982 – 1985
Assistant Professor of Art, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC
1980 -1982
Instructor, Rhode Island School of Design
Freelance Model Maker, Providence RI
M.F.A. in Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design
B.S. in Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gaetano Esposito (1858 – 1911)

Artist: GAETANO ESPOSITO (1858-1911) Italian  Measures; 20x30 inches  oil on canvas / singed lower right  Farhat Art Museum Collection

Artist: GAETANO ESPOSITO (1858-1911) Italian
Measures; 20×30 inches
oil on canvas / singed lower right
Farhat Art Museum Collection

Gaetano Esposito (Salerno, November 17, 1858 – Sala Consilina, April 8, 1911) was an Italian painter.

He first studied under Gaetano D’Agostino, but later enrolled at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts of Naples, where he studied under Filippo Palizzi, Domenico Morelli and Stanislao Lista.[1] In these studies, he was funded by a stipend from the government of Salerno.[2] He was influenced by Antonio Mancini, a lifelong supporter, especially in his genre depictions of the activities of the lower classes of Naples. He also painted Portraits.[3]

Gaetano, like other Neapolitan painters such as Morelli, rebelled from an academic temperament. He was described as Irascible, diffident, and prone the jealousy, he was not one to gain friends among his colleague painters, with the exception of Antonio Mancini… and this lack of affability forced him to have to sell briskly to be able to sustain himself. He did get commissions in the last decade of the 19th century to decorate the Caffè Gambrinus in Naples, the ceiling (1895) of the Garibaldi Communal theater at Santa Maria Capua Vetere, and the ceiling (1897-1898) of the refurbished Palazzo della Borsa in Naples where he painted allegories of work and history.[4]

He began to concentrate on painting marine vedute, similar to those that had been traditional for the School of Posillipo. For example, he painted the scenic Palazzo Donn’Anna a number of times[5] At the 1904 Universal Exposition at Saint Louis, he won a gold medal for a large seascape canvas.

His painting of Christ among the children was displayed at the 1880 Turin exposition. At the 1877 National Exhibition, he displayed Un triste presentimento, Una figlia della colpa una cucina tutta fumo. In 1883 at Rome he displayed Da Posillipo. In 1884 in Turin he exhibited Brillo, Tipo napoletano, Primi palpiti, Aspetti, andColloquio piacevole.[6]

In 1910 a young female pupil, Venturina Castrignani, committed suicide after being romantically rejected by Gaetano. Tormented by guilt, Esposito himself committed suicide on April 7, 1911, in Sala Consilina in Salerno.[7]

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Jump up ^ Treccani encyclopedia Entry, by Luciana Soravia, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani – Volume 43 (1993).
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Jump up ^ Including a version of the Palazzo Donn’Anna now at the Galleria nazionale d’arte moderna, Rome.
Jump up ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 187.
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F Scott Hess (born 1955) American


 Signed lower left and dated 1982 Measres 87.00" x 84.00" (220.98cm x 213.36cm) Oil / Canvas Farhat Art Museum Collection

Signed lower left and dated 1982
Measres 87.00″ x 84.00″ (220.98cm x 213.36cm)
Oil / Canvas
Farhat Art Museum Collection

F. Scott Hess (b. 1955-) is a narrative realist painter whose work explores the themes of alienation, identity, loss, family, sex, and popular culture. Hess frequently works in series.
The Hours of the Day (1995-2001), a six-year project based on the medieval Book of Hours, features twenty-four paintings, each one representing a single hour of the day. Hess’s series, The Seven Laughters of God, is based on an Egyptian creation myth, and depicts a young man’s journey from struggling artist to art world hero, a twenty-first century update of William Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress (1753).
Hess graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1977. Two years later he moved to Vienna, Austria, where he studied with the painter Rudolf Hausner for five years. It was in Vienna that Hess gained greater exposure to Old Master painting, an experience that informs his work greatly.
The cultural environs and socioeconomic climate of Los Angeles, where Hess lives and works, play an important role in his painting. In the 1980s Hess made a series of works that focus on the entertainment industry, and his more recent paintings often use the homes and streets of his Echo Park neighborhood as a backdrop.
Hess is loosely associated with the LA-based group of artists, “The Bastards.”
F. Scott Hess’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; the San Jose Museum of Art; the Oakland Museum of California Art, and the Orange County Museum of Art .