Grace Hartigan  (American, 1922-2008) 

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Grace Hartigan Biography
1922   Born, March 22, Newark, NJ
1957   Recipient: Mademoiselle Magazine Merit Award for Art
1957   Honorary Life Trustee, The Baltimore Museum of Art
1974   Childe Hassam Purchase Award, National Institute of Arts & Letters
1983   Avery Chair, Bard College, Annandale- on- Hudson
2002   Life Time Achievement, Neuberger Museum
2006   Governors Awards, Baltimore, MD
1965 - 2008   Director of the Hoffberger Graduate School of Painting, Maryland Institute College of Art
2008   Died age 86, November 15, Timonium, NJ
  HONORARY DEGREES: Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Goucher College, Towson, MD
Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Towson State University, Towson, MD
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Dickinson College, Carlysle, PA
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Abstract Expressionist New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009   Breaking Through: The Abstract Expressionism of Grace Hartigan, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ
2009   Grace Hartigan (1922-2009) A Memorial Exhibition, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD (solo)
2008   Grace Hartigan An Original, The Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX (solo)
2006 - 2007   Women Only, Smith – Kramer traveling show
2006   C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1979, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1989, 1990,1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006 (solo)
2005   New York School, Another View, Opalick Gallery, Albany, NY
2004   Narrative Visions, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2003   Painting Art History, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)
2001   5 Decades of Large Scale Paintings, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York (solo)
2001   ACA Gallery, New York, NY (also in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1997) (solo)
1999   In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1999   American Century, Part II, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1998   Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Colletion, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1997   Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA (solo)
ACA Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Hartigan's Women, The Robeson Center Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, The Art Gallery at Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, Allen Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, WI (solo)
FortyYears of ULAE, Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1996   The Dialectic of Line, C. Grimaldis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
1995   Artist’s Choice - Modern Women, curated by Elizabeth Murray, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1994   ACA Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1998 - 1993   AB-EX Pointillism/1988-1993, Loyola College Art Gallery, Baltimore, MD (solo)
Grace Hartigan and the Poets, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (solo)
Hand-Painted Pop, American Art in Transition 1955-62, curated by Paul Schimmel and Donna De Salvo and organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
1992   ACA Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1991   ACA Gallery, New York, NY 1992, 1994, 1997, 2001 (solo)
1989   Kouros Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism, organized by Paul Schimmel, curator of Exhibitions and collections at the Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA and Judith Stein, Associate Curator, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Venues: Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA, Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1988   Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1988   The Figurative Fifties: New York Figurative Expressionism, Venues: Newport Harbor Museum, Newport Beach, CA,; Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX, 1988-89
1987   Color: Pure and Simple, Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford, CT
1987   Grace Hartigan, A Mini Retrospective, 1954-1984, Watkins Gallery, The American University,Washington DC (solo)
1986   Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1985 - 1986   Points of View: Four Painters, 1985-86, traveling I.C.I show
1984 - 1986   Action/Precision: The New Direction in New York, 1955-1960, Venues: Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, TX
1984 - 1986   Action/Precision: The New Direction in New York, 1955 - 1960, a traveling exhibition organized by Paul Schimmel, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Venues: Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas, Austin,TX
1985   The Gathering of the Avant-Garde, The Lower East Side, New York, NY
1985   The New Figure, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
1985   Survival of the Fittest, Ingber Gallery, New York, NY
1984   Dolly Fitterman Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
1984   Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY 1986, 1988 (solo)
1983   Van Wickle Gallery, Lafayette College, Easton, PA (solo)
1983   Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Gruenebaum Gallery, New York, NY
1983   E. de Kooning, Greene, Hartigan, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
1982   The Americans, The Collage, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
1982   Women of the Americas, Kouros Gallery, New York, NY
1982   Contemporary American Prints and Drawings, 1940 - 1980, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1982   Hartigan, Louis, Still, Truitt, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
1981   Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN (solo)
1981   Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA (solo)
1981   Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (solo)
1981   Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC (solo)
1980   Modern American Painting, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)
1980   Myers Gallery, State Universtiy of New York, Plattsburgh, NY (solo)
1980   Universtiy of Maryland Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD (solo)
1980   Plus Four, Hamilton Gallery of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
1980   The Fifties Aspect of Painting in New York, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, 1980
1980   Poets and Painters, National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, DC
1978   Genesis Gallery, Ltd., New York, NY, (also 1977) (solo)
1976   Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI, (1969, 1972, 1974) (solo)
1975   American University, Washington, DC (solo)
1975   William Zierler Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1975   Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
1975   Edinburgh Festival, Scotland
1974   Frank O’Hara, A Poet Among Painters, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1970   Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (1962, 1964, 1967) (solo)
1969   20th Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1967   Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (solo)
1967   University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Selection made by Harold Rosenberg & Saul Bellow (solo)
1964   A Decade of New Talent, American Federation of Arts, traveling exhibition
1964   Figuration and Defiguration, Museum of Ghent, Belgium
1960   Abstract Expressionists and Imagists, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1960   Sixty American Painters, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1959   Contemporary American Art, World’s Fair, Brussels
1959   Documenta II, Kassel, Germany
1959   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957) (solo)
1958 - 1959   The New American Painting, International Council, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, and eight European cities
1957   Artists of the New York School, Second Generation, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1957   Fourth International Art Exhibition, Japan
1957   Third International Art Exhibition, India
1955   Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY (solo)
1951   9th Street Show, New York, NY, 1951, with Pollock, Kline, de Kooning
1950   Twelve Americans, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1950   Talent 1950, Kootz Gallery, New York, NY
Selected Public Collections
  Rose Museum, Brandeis University, Boston, MA
  St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
  Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford, CT
  Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Minneapolis Institute of Art Minneapolis, MN
  MIT, Boston, MA
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
  Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY
  Parrish Museum Southampton, NY
  Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
  Queens Museum, Queens, NY
  Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Guggenheim Foundation, Venice, Italy
  Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  Hirshhorn Museum of Art, Washington, DC
  McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
  Carnegie Institute Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
  Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
  Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  Birmingham Alabama Museum, Birmingham, AL
  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY
Literature
1998   Mark Rosenthal, Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection, National Gallery of Art
1997   Rosenzwieg, Phyllis, AB-EX Pointillism/1988-1993, Loyola College (exhibition catalogue)
1995   Murray, Elizabeth, Artist's Choice: Modern Women, Museum of Modern Art, (exhibition catalogue)
1995   The New York Times, July 21, 1995
1994   Walsh, Peter, Grace Hartigan, ARTnews March 1994
1992   Schimmel, Paul, Hand-Painted Pop, American Art in Transition 1955-62
1990   Mattison, Robert S., Dr. Grace Hartigan, A Painter's World, Hudson
1985   Baker, Kenneth, Second Generation: Mannerism or Momentum?, Art in America,
1985   Westfall, Steven, Then And Now: Six of the New York School Look Back, Art in America, June, 1985
1984   Schimmel, Paul, Action/Precision: The New Direction in New York 1955-1960, Newport Beach, Newport Harbor Art Museum (Exhibition catalogue)

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