Franz Kline  (American, 1910-1962) 

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Franz Kline Biography
1910   Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, PA
1926 - 1931   Attended Lehighton High School, PA
1931 - 1932   Studied under Frank Durkee, John Grosman, and Henry Hensche, Boston University, Boston, MA
1936 - 1938   Studied at Heatherley's School of Fine Art, London, UK
1939   Moved to New York, NY
1952   Taught at Black Mountain College, North Carolina, NC
1953 - 1954   Taught at Pratt Institute, New York, NY
1954   Taught at the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1960   Won the Italian Ministry of Public Instruction Prize, New York, NY
1962   Died: New York, NY
Selected Exhibitions
2009   1945-1949, Repartir a zero, comme si la peinture n'avait jamais existe, Musee des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, France
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C. (nationally travelling)
Synchronies: Undercurrents in Postwar European and American Abstraction, Hackett Freedman Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2008   New York in the 1940s: Selections from the Collection, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Franz Kline, L&M Arts, New York, NY (solo)
Watercolor, Bodycolor, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Summer Selection, Edward Tyler Nahem, New York, NY
Action Painting, Foundation Beyeler, Riehen, Switzerland
Suitcase Paintings: Small Scale Work by Abstract Expressionists, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT
2007   Arco 2007 Preview, Edward Tyler Nahem, New York, NY
Taste of Modern, Nasher Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Drawings, Watercolors and Gouaches: From Toulouse-Lautrec to Freud, Acquavella Galleries Inc., New York, NY
When Art Worlds Collide: The 1960s, Woodward Gallery, New York, NY
Pathways and Parallels: Roads to Abstract Expressionism, Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, NY
2006   Black, Black & White, Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, NY
Coming of Age: American Art, 1850s to 1950s, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Plane/Figure, Winterthur Museum, DE
Modern and Contemporary Masters, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Ecole de New York: Expressionisme Abstrait, Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, Nice, France
Vedo Blue, Galleria Edieuropa, Rome, Italy
American and European Selections, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
The Shape of Time, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
2004   Franz Kline: 1910-1962, Museo d'arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (solo)
From Pollock to Marden: Post-War Works on Paper, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Portraits, Esso Gallery and Books, New York, NY
Picasso to Thiebaud, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2003   Franz Kline: Paintings from a Private American Collection, Richard Gray Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Franz Kline, L&M Arts, New York, NY
Staff Selections: Permanent Collection, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Black White, Danese, New York, NY
Aaron Siskind and others, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
A Way with Words, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2002   Franz Kline: Ink Drawings, McKee Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
An American Legacy, A Gift to New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
All American, Part II, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
The New York School: Abstract Expressionism and Beyond, UMMA: The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
The Physical World: An Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
2001   All American, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, New York, NY
Da Kandisky a Pollock, Museo Cantonale d'Arte Lugano, Lugano, Italy
Cold War Modern: The Domesticated Avant-garde, Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
The Stamp of Impulse: Abstract Expressionist Prints, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
Foundations: Building the Addison's Collection, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
2000   American Abstract Expressionsim, American Contemporary Art Gallery, Munich, Germany
Modernism & Abstraction: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Expresionismo Abstracto, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Highlights of Late 20th-Century Art from the Sydney and Frances Lewis Collection, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1999   Panza: The Legacy of a Collector, The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Drawn from Artists' Collections, The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Fruits & Flowers, Skies & Pies, Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
1998   Masterworks on Paper from the Collection of George Hopper Fitch, The de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
The New York School, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Hans Hofmann and the New York School, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1994   Franz Kline: arte y estructura de la identidad, Fundacion Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain (solo)
1988   Abstract Work from the 1950s, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1986   The Vital Gesture: Franz Kline, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1985   The Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
1977   Art USA, Fundacion Joan Miro, Barcelona
Art USA, Fundacion Juan March, Madrid, Spain
Binghamton/SUNY, Binghamton, NY (solo)
1975   David McKee Gallery, New York, NY
1972   Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London
1968   The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
1967   Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1964   Paintings and Suclptures from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Weiner, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
Documenta 3, Documenta, Kassel, Germany
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (solo)
Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England (solo)
1963   Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1962   Gallery Lawrence, Paris, France (solo)
Dwan Gallery, New York, NY
Franz Kline Memorial Exhibition, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1961   Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Collectors Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
New Arts Gallery, Atlanta, GA (solo)
Ten American Painters, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY
American Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1955 - 1961   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, New York, NY
1960   Venice Biennial Exhibition of Modern Art, Venice, Italy
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1959   Documenta 2, Documenta, Kassel, Germany
"The Romantic Agony: From Goya to de Kooning," Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
1958   Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
LaTartaruga, Rome, Italy (solo)
Gallena d'Arte del Navigho, Milan, Italy (solo)
1957   San Paulo Biennial, Sao Paulo, Brazil
1956   "Large Scale Paintings II," Contemporary Arts Museum Hosuton, Houston, TX
"Twelve Americans," Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1955   Twelve American Painters and Sculptors, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1954 - 1955   The New Decade, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1954   10th Inter-American Conference, Caracas, Venezuela
Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Institute of Design, Chicago, IL (solo)
Allan Frumkin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1953   The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, New York, NY
1952   Galerie de France, Paris, France
Margaret Brown Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
The Whitney Museum of American Art Annuals and Biennials, New York, NY
1951   Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1950   Talent 150, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY
Charles Egan Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1944   National Academy of Design Exhibition, New York, NY
1943   National Academy of Design Exhibition, New York, NY
1942   The National Academy's Annual Exhibition, New York, NY

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