Barnett Newman  (American, 1905-1970) 

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Barnett Newman Biography
1905   Born in New York, NY
1922 - 1926   Studied with John Sloan and William von Schlegel The Art Students League, New York, NY
1923 - 1927   BA, Philosophy City College, New York, NY
1941   Studied botanics and ornithology Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
1944   Organized pre-Columbian stone sculpture exhibition Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
1947   Organized the The Ideographic Picture Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, NY
1962 - 1964   Taught at the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
1970   Awarded Brandeis University Creative Arts Medal
1970   Died
Selected Exhibitions
2009   1945-1949 Repartir à zéro, comme si la peinture n’avait jamais existé, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon
2008   Color as Field. American Painting 1950-1975, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
Traces du Sacré, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
Eye on the Collection: Views and Viewpoints, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2007   La Abstraction del Paisaje, Fundación Juan March, Madrid
Declaring Space, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Mark Rothko & Barnett Newman - The Sublime is Now!, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen
2006   Elemental Form, L&M Arts, New York City, NY
Black Paintings, HDK, Haus der Kunst, München, Munich
2005   Leporello, Een reis door de collectie, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Wilder a tribute to the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles 1965-1979, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York City, NY
2004   Beyond Geometry: Experiments in Form 1940s-70s, MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Shanghai Art Museum: Encounters with Modernism, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2003   Barnett Newman: Cantos, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart (solo)
2002   Barnett Newman, Tate Modern, London (England) (solo)
Barnett Newman, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1999 - 2000   Barnett Newman: Notes, 1968: The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX (solo)
1998   Barnett Newman, Galerie Karsten Greve - Cologne, Cologne (solo)
1996   Barnett Newman: Prints 1961-1969 - Camden Arts Centre, London (solo)
1993   Azur: Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Paris
1991   Barnett Newman: 18 cantos - Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Chur
1983   Barnett Newman Foundation, New York (solo)
1982   Dia Art Foundation, New York (solo)
1981   Kunstmuseum, Basel (solo)
Museum Ludwig, Cologne (solo)
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (solo)
1979   Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland (solo)
1978   The Subject of the Artist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1976   America As Art, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
20th Century American Drawing: 3 Avant-Garde Generations, Guggenheim Museum, New York
1972   Tate Gallery, London (travelled to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris) (solo)
1971   Museum of Modern Art, New York (solo)
1970   Barnett Newman: January 29, 1905-July 4, 1970, Pasadena Art Museum, California (solo)
Das Graphische Werk, Kammerkunsthalle, Berne (solo)
1969   22 Lithographien, Kunstmuseum, Basel (solo)
Prints by 4 New York Painters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
1968   Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage, Museum of Modern Art, New York (travelled to Los Angeles and Chicago)
1966   Barnett Newman, The Stations of the Cross: Lema Sabachtani, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York, NY (solo)
1965   Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles (solo)
1962   Barnett Newman and Willem de Kooning, Allan Stone Gallery, New York (solo)
1958 - 1959   The New American Painting, Museum of Modern Art (International Council) New York, NY
French and Company, New York (solo)
1958   Retrospective, Bennington College Bennington, VT (solo)
1951   Betty Parsons Gallery New York, NY (solo)
1950   Betty Parsons Gallery New York, NY (solo)