Alcopley  (American, 1910-1992) 


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Alcopley, Mirrors



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Alcopley, Tornado



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Alcopley, New York: Nocturne


New York: Nocturne

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Alcopley, Untitled 53/01


Untitled 53/01

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Alcopley, Abstract composition


Abstract composition, 1955
oil on paper


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Alcopley, Ohne Titel


Ohne Titel, 1953
oil on canvas laid on cardboard


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Alcopley, Awakening


Awakening, 1963
thinned oil on canvas


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1910   Born June 19, Germany
1935   Studied Basel, Switzerland. MD: Heidelberg, Germany
1936   MD: Basel, Switzerland
1930 - 1937   Studied at the University fo Freiburg, Berlin, Germany
1937   Moved to New York, NY
1938   Studied Art and History of Art, Columbia University, New York, NY
1943   Became a US citizen
1945 - 1947   S.W. Hayter's Atelier 17, New York, NY
1972   MD h.c.: Heidelberg, Germany
1992   Died New York, NY
2009   Layered/Boxed, Nora Haime Gallery, New York, NY
2008   SummerSet, David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY
2007   Triad: The Work of Alcopley, Herman Cherry and Reuben Kadish, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY
2007   SummerSet, David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY
2006   9th St.: Nine Artists from the 9th Street Show, David Findlay Jr. Fine Art, New York, NY
2006   Que la musique sonne: Auf den Spuren von Edgard Varese Museum Jean Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland
2005   American Abstractionists. Part 1 David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2003 - 2004   Textiles: On or off the Wall: Selection of Tapestries and Carpets 1920s – 1970s The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
2003   Modern American Art 1930-1975 Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2002   500 Work on Paper 1922 –2002 Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2001   Abstract Expressionism: Expanding the Canon Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY, USA
2000   Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2000   Gallery Rood, Eastport, NY, USA
1999   Gallery Rood, Eastport, NY, USA
1996   Anita Shapolsky Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1993   Art in General, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1990   Galerie Le Temps de Voir, Maillot Pres Sens, France
1990   Nyhofn Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo)
1989   Galerie Meinikow, Heidelberg, Germany (solo)
1948 - 1989   American Abstract Artists Annual Exhibitions, New York, NY, USA
1988   Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo)
1987   Galerie Le Troisieme Oeil, Bordeaux, France (solo)
1987   Eight New York Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and Kenkeleba Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1986   Bockley Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, USA
1986   Bockley Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1986   USA American Abstract Artists 50th Anniversary Celebration 1936-1986, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
1986   Terminal Kunst, as part of Ars Electronica, Festival fur Kunst, Technologie und Gesellschaft, Linz, Austria
1985   La Galeria Mer-Kup, Mexico City, Mexico
1983 - 1984   Textielmuseum Hall of Fame (permanent installation), Tilburg, The Netherlands
1983   Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA
1983   Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, USA
1983   Six Artists, Bologna-Landis Gallery, East Hampton, NY, USA
1983   Treffpunkt Kunst, Saarlouis, Germany
1983   Galerie Suzanne Fischer, Altes Dampfbad, Baden-Baden,Germany (solo)
1982   Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1982   Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France
1982   Treffpunkt Kunst, Saarlouis, Germany (solo)
1982   Goethe Institute, Paris, France
1982   Musee de la Ville de Bourges, France
1982   Goethe Institute, London, UK
1982   Goethe Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland
1982   Abstraction: Ideas in Progress, City Gallery at Columbus Circle, New York, NY, USA
1981   Ashby Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1980   Treffpunkt Parnass 1949-1965, von der Heydt Museum, Wuppertal, Germany
1980   Kupferstich-Kabinett, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany
1980   College Art Gallery, State University of New York at New Paltz, USA (solo)
1979   Public Library, Port Washington, NY, USA (solo)
1979   The Language of Abstraction, American Abstract Artists Exhibition, Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1978   Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Koln, Germany (solo)
1978   Mandeville Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA (solo)
1977   Municipal Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo)
1976   Gallery Mudo, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1976   Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1976   300 Artists to the Support of the NY Studio School. Exhibition of Drawings, Grace Borgenicht, Leo Castelli, Xavier Fourcade Galleries, New York, NY, USA
1974   Landmark Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1973   University Art Gallery, University of Koln, Germany (solo)
1971   Art and Science, Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
1969   National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland
1969   Superlimited: Books, Boxes, Things, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA
1969   Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (solo)
1968   University Art Museum, University of California at Berkeley, USA
1967   Yamada Art Gallery, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
1967   Goethe House, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1965   Galerie Schueler, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1964   Schrift und Bild, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1964   Die Kunst der Schrift, Staatlicche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
1964   Byron Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1963   Kaare Berntsen Gallery, Oslo, Norway (solo)
1963   22nd International Watercolor Biennial, Brooklyn Museum, NY, USA
1962   American Federation of Arts traveling exhibition, “Wit and Whimsy in 20th Century Art” Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1962   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1962   Louis Alexander Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1962   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
1962   Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany (solo)
1960   Kyotofu Gallery, National Museum of Art, Kyoto, Japan (solo)
1960   Minami Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1960   Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, UK
1959   Drian Gallery, London, UK (solo)
1953 - 1959   Annual exhibitions at the Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Salon des Realites Nouvelles, Salon de Mai, Comparaisons, Paris, France
1958   Otto Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA (solo)
1958   Galerie van de Loo, Munich, Germany (solo)
1958   Ars Sacra ‘58, International Exhibition of Stained Glass Windows at the Cathedral of Leuven, Belgium
1957   Galerie Creuze, Paris, France
1957   Otto Seligman Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
1957   Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, Germany (solo)
1957   Suermondt Museum, Aachen, Germany (solo)
1957   Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany (solo)
1956   Galerie St Laurent, Bruxelles, Belgium (solo)
1956   Galerie Bing, Paris, France (solo)
1956   Galerie d’Aujourd’hui, Palais des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgium (solo)
1956   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1956   Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
1955   Five Americans in Europe Stedeljk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1955   Rose Fried Gallery, New York, NY, USA
1955   Galerie Arnaud, Paris, France
1955   Galerie Iris Clert, Paris, France
1955   Galerie Colette Allendy, Paris, France
1955   Groupe Espace, Paris, France
1955   American and Japanese Abstract Artists in 7 museums in Honolulu, HA, USA
1955   American Cultural Centers of the US State Department, Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1953   Galerie di Segni, Nice, France
1953   Centre Saint-Jacques, Paris, France
1953   Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson, NY, USA (solo)
1951   9th Street Show, New York, NY
1951   Leibniz College Art Gallery, Tubingen, Germany (solo)
1951   Amerika Hauser (US State Department), Frankfurt-am-Main and Wiesbaden, Germany (solo)
1951   Highfield Theater, Falmouth, MA, USA (solo)
1950   Passedoit Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
1949   Old Lecture Hall, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA (solo)
1948   Galerie Bettie Thommen, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
1947   New Jersey State Teacher’s College, Montclair, NJ, USA (solo)
1947   Old Lecture Hall, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA, USA (solo)
1946   Ashby Gallery, New York, NY, USA (solo)
   Willard, C., ed., “Eye to I”, Art in America, March-April 1966. p.57.
   Seuphor, M., Ecritures. Dessins d’ Alcopley, text in French by Michel Seuphor, drawings by Alcopley. Book design and typography by Dick Elffers, Amsterdam. Translation into English by Louise Varese, NY, and into German by Paul Ohime Tubingen. Published by Les Nourritures Terrestres, Paris, 1954.
   Seuphor, M., Dictionaire de la peinture abstraite, Fernand Hazan, Paris, 1957, p.19.
   Seuphor, M., Abstract Painting. Fifty Years of Accomplishment from Kandinsky to the Present, Harry N. Abrams Inc., NY, 1962.
   Seuphor, M., Ebauche d’une Erreur, a poem by Michel Seuphor with translation into drawings by Alcopley. Edition of 800. UNA Editions, NY, 1981.
   Silberberg, A., ed., One Man Two Visions, L.Alcopley – A.L. Copley, Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1993.
   Spur, B., Ed., “Sigurjon Olafsson and His Sculptures”, yearbook 1986, Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik, pp.15-25.
   Stevens, M., De Kooning: An American Master, Knoph, NY, 2004.
   Tully, J., “Alcopley’s Varying Velocities”, L.Alcopley. The Late Works. UNA Editions, NY, 1993.
   Tully, J., New Art City, Manhattan at Mid-Century., Knoph, NY, 2005.
   Wehmeyer, G. and Alcopley, Edgard Varese, drawings by Alcopley. Gustav Bosse Verlag, Regensberg, 1977.
   Grohmann, W., “Kunst an den Freiburger Universitatsbauten Alcopley”, Quadrum, Review Internationale d’Art Modeme, Bruxelles, 1960, No.9, pp.28-29.
   Grohmann, W., Alcopley Voies et Traces, drawings by Alcopley, edition 140, numbered: (a) 1-75 with an original drawing, (b) I – LXV. Translation from German into French by Francois Mathey, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Louvre, Paris; German to English by Joseph Freeman, NY. Published by R. Jahrling-Galerie Parnass, Wuppertal, 1961.
   Hartney, E., “L.Alcopley at Art in General”, Art in America, February 1994, pp. 101-102.
   Ijima, T., “L’echange artistique entre l’Est et l’Ouest par l’intermediare de la calligraphie”, Bokubi 58, 1956, pp.6-12.
   Ijima, T., “Science and Art”, Bokubi No. 16, July 1952, pp.2-4.
   Ingolfsson, A., “Art in the Family”, Iceland Review, No.29, 1991, pp.41-44.
   Kalow, G. and Alcopley, “Flugblatter (Flying Leaves)” , poems in German by Gert Kalow, drawings by Alcopley. Heidelberger Verlagsanstalt, Heidelberg, 1988.
   Kiesler, F., Inside the Endless House, Simon & Schuster, NY, 1966, pp.566-569.
   De Kooning, W., and Kline, F., “On Works of Mr. Alcopley”, Bokubi - Beauty of Black and White, No.16, Kyoto, July 1952, p.11.
   Read, H., Concise History of Modern Painting, Thames & Hudson, London, 1959, p.286.
   American Abstract Artists Anniversary Print Portfolio, with lithographs of 46 artists. Edition of 140 plus 10 artists’ proofs on Arches Vellum by Atelier Franck Bordes Lithographe, Paris. Published by American Abstract Artists, NY, 1987, in celebration of its 50th anniversary.
   Amichai, Y., Jerusalem, portfolio of 6 lithographs with a poem in Hebrew by the Israeli poet Yahuda Amichai with translation by Ted Hughes. Burston Graphics Center of the Israel Museum; Artist’s Notebook No.8, Jerusalem, 1982, edition of 80.
   Anon, Arts and Architecture, October 1955, p.13.
   Anon, “Moment of Truth”, (the relationship between art and science, Alcopley and A.L.Copley), The Observer, London, Sunday, Jan. 30, 1966.
   Anon, “ Alcopley Drawings”, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Catalogue No. 65, (in Hebrew and English), 1969.
   d’Arbeloft, N., An Artist’s Workbook: Line, Shape, Volume, Light, Studio Vista, London, 1969 and, van Nostrand-Reinhold Co., NY, 1969.
   Blucher, H., Alcopley, Byron Gallery, NY, 1964.
   Brase, S.E. and Alcopley, “Einsichten”, drawings by Alcopley to Poems by S.E. Brase, dedicated to Martin Heidegger on his 70th birthday, Eberhard Albert Verlag, Freiburg im Breisgau, 1959.
   Cherry, H., Portfolio of reproductions of drawings, by Alcopley, Jim Bohary, Reuben Kadish, Kyle Morris, Richards Ruben, and Edvins Strautmanis, with text “ Six Artists”, by Herman Cherry, Bologna/Landi Gallery, East Hampton, NY, 1983.
   Cherry, H. and Alcopley, Poems of Pain and Other Matters, poems by Herman Cherry, drawings by Alcopley, UNA Editions, NY, 1976.