Ad Reinhardt  (American, 1913-1967) 

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Ad Reinhardt (American, 1913–1967), famous for his black paintings, was a painter associated with the Abstract Expressionists. Born in Buffalo, NY, Reinhardt studied Art History with Meyer Shapiro at Columbia University, which had a profound influence on both his painting and his writing. In the 1930s, like many New York artists, Reinhardt served as a painter for the Works Progress Administration, which allowed him to meet other artists and to join and exhibit with the American Abstract Artists’ Association.

Reinhardt also exhibited in group and solo exhibitions at the Peggy Guggenheim Gallery in New York before regularly holding solo exhibits at the Betty Parsons Gallery, the space around which the Abstract Expressionist movement was centered. In the 1960s, Reinhardt reduced his geometric paintings into grids of subtly different shades of black; he painted exclusively black works until his death. Throughout his career, Reinhardt was also a prolific writer on the aesthetic role of Abstract Art; he wrote critical texts for journals and created thousands of cartoons and illustrations. The artist died in 1967.

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Ad Reinhardt, 10 Screenprints

 

Ad Reinhardt
10 Screenprints
1966

Susan Sheehan Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Free and Fluid/Matisse reclining figure (FRONT of card)

 

Ad Reinhardt
Free and Fluid/Matisse reclining figure (FRONT of card)
Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Untitled

 

Ad Reinhardt
Untitled
1964

Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Symmetrical Three Figure Hatch (Male into Female)

 

Ad Reinhardt
Symmetrical Three Figure Hatch (Male into Female)
1946

Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Come around anytime (June 2, 1966)

 

Ad Reinhardt
Come around anytime (June 2, 1966)
1966

Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Free and Fluid/Matisse reclining figure

 

Ad Reinhardt
Free and Fluid/Matisse reclining figure
Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Lerner’s drawing (4/23/55)

 

Ad Reinhardt
Lerner’s drawing (4/23/55)
1955

Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Symmetrical Two Travelers

 

Ad Reinhardt
Symmetrical Two Travelers
1946

Woodward Gallery
Ad Reinhardt, Symmetrical Male Figure (Woman in a Man's Soul)

 

Ad Reinhardt
Symmetrical Male Figure (Woman in a Man's Soul)
1946

Woodward Gallery
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Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Painting, Red

 

Ad Reinhardt
Abstract Painting, Red, 1953
oil on canvas

 

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Ad Reinhardt, Abstract Print

 

Ad Reinhardt
Abstract Print, 1966
Plexiglass sheet abraded and painted in black

 

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Ad Reinhardt, Iris Mystique

 

Ad Reinhardt
Iris Mystique, 1957
oil on canvas laid on canvas

 

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1913   Born, Buffalo, NY
1931 - 1935   Studied art history under Meyer Schapiro at Columbia University, New York
1936 - 1937   Studied painting with Carl Holty and Francis Criss at the American Artists School
1967   Died, New York City
2010   Ad Reinhardt / Louise Nevelson: A Dialogue, ScheiblerMitte, Berlin
2003 - 2004   Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York
1999   Marlborough Gallery, New York
1991   The Museum of Modern Art, New York
1985   Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany
1984   The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1981   The Pace Gallery, New York
1980   The Solomon R. Guggenheim, Museum, New York
1977   Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1972   Traveling exhibition, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthaus Zürich; Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; and Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vienna.
1970   Marlborough Gallery, New York
1966   Jewish Museum, New York
1946 - 1965   Exhibited with Betty Parsons Gallery, New York