John Walker  (British, 1939) 

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John Walker Biography
1993 - -   Professor of Graduate Painting, Director of The Graduate Painting Program, Boston University.
1939   Born, November 12, Birmingham, England
1956 - 1960   Studied at Birmingham School of Art
1960   Arts Council Drawing Prize
1960 - 1961   Edwin Abbey Travel Scholarship
1960 - 1961   First Prize: National Young Artists Drawing Competition
1961 - 1963   Studied at Académie de la Grande Chaumière, Paris
1965   Third Prize: John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1966   Arts Council Drawing Prize
1962 - 1969   Taught at Stourbridge College of Art, West Midlands.
1962 - 1969   Taught at Birmingham College of Art.
1962 - 1969   Taught at St. Martin's School of Art, London
1962 - 1969   Taught at Royal College of Art, London.
1967 - 1969   Arts Council Purchase Award
1967 - 1969   Gregory Fellow in Painting, University of Leeds.
1969   Theodoran Award
1969 - 1971   Resided in New York as recipient of Harkness Fellowship
1974   Second Prize, John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1974   First Prize, Bradford International Print Biennale, Yorkshire
1974 - 1975   Professor of Painting and Drawing, The Cooper Union, New York
1974 - 1975   Professor of Painting and Drawing, New York Studio School.
1975   Visiting Artist, Columbia University, New York.
1975   Visiting Professor, Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, New Haven.
1976   First Prize John Moores Liverpool Exhibition
1972 - 1978   Tutor, Royal College of Art, London.
1977 - 1978   Artist–in–Residence, St. Catherine's College, Oxford University.
1979   Visiting Artist, Monash University, Melbourne.
1980   Artist–in–Residence, Prahran College of Advanced Education, Melbourne.
1981   Guggenheim Fellowship
1985   Shortlisted for The Turner Prize
1982 - 1986   Dean, School of Art, Victoria College of the Arts, Melbourne.
1989   Visiting Professor, Yale University Graduate School of Art and Architecture, New Haven.
2001   The Benjamin Altman Prize for Excellence in Painting, The 177th Annual, National Academy of Design, New York
2003   Kahn Award, Boston University
2004   Academy Award in Art, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
2007   Artist-in-Residence, Brookhaven College, Dallas, Texas, July
2004 - 2008   Member, Guggenheim Foundation’s Education Advisory Board, 2004–2008.
  Resides and works in Boston and near Walpole, Maine
Selected Exhibitions
2011   Modern Masters: New Paintings by Sean Scully and John Walker, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
2011   John Walker Seal Point & Harrington Road, Knoedler & Company at The Armory Show, New York, March 3–6. (solo)
2010 - 2011   The Independent Eye: Contemporary British Art from the Collection of Samuel and Gabrielle Lurie.
2010   Counterpoint: The Voices of John Walker and African Art, Hamill Gallery of Tribal Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
2010   This Could Happen to You: Ikon in the 1970s, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, England.
2010   Seal Point by John Walker, Visual Art Center, The Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, March 2–19. Catalogue. Traveled to The Yuan Art Museum, Beijing, China, March 21–April 21; Inside-Out Art Center, Beijing China, May 30–June 30. (solo)
2009   John Walker: Drawing 1973–1975. Knoedler & Company, New York, January 15–March 7. Catalogue with text by William Corbett. (solo)
2009   John Walker, The Dock Arts Center, Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim, Ireland. June 26 –September 5.(solo)
2009   John Walker, Center for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London, England, September 9–October 30.(solo)
2009   John Walker: Incoming Tide—Small Paintings fro Seal Point, Maine, Offer Waterman & Co., London, England, October 16–November 14. Catalogue with essay by Christopher Riopelle. (solo)
2006   John Walker: Seal Point Series. Knoedler & Company, New York and Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.(solo)
2006   Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, May 3–July 10, 2006.
2006   Against the Grain: Contemporary Art from the Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
2006   Reverence: Awe, Admiration, Love, Devotion, Honor, Respect, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
2006   Landscaping, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York
2006   John Walker: Selected Work, Marist College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York (solo)
2006   John Walker: Seal Point Series, Knoedler & Company, New York (solo)
2006   John Walker: Passing Bells, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, Massachusetts (solo)
2006   John Walker: Seal Point Series, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts (solo)
2005   John Walker: Collage. Knoedler & Company, New York, Catalogue with text by Dore Ashton (solo)
2005   John Walker: Works on Paper 1990–2004, Portland Museum of Art, Maine. Traveled to Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Catalogue with text by Ruth Fine. (solo)
2005   John Walker: New Work, The Pierrepont Gallery, Bridport, West Dorset, England (solo)
2005   The Continuous Mark: 40 Years of the New York Studio School. The New York Studio School, New York, Jennifer Samet, guest curator.
2004   American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting & Sculpture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
2004   March Heat, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
2004   Art & The 60s: This Was Tomorrow. Tate Britain, London. Catalogue with text by Chris Stephens and Katharine Stout.
2004   John Walker: A Winter in Maine, 2003–2004. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, July 29–August 29. Traveled to University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, Catalogue with text by Bruce Brown (solo)
2004   Nielsen Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts: John Walker: New Paintings (solo)
2003   John Walker: Changing Light. Knoedler & Company, New York, Catalogue with text by Eliza Rathbone (solo)
2002 - 2003   Painting in Boston: 1950–2000. De Cordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln. Catalogue with text by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, John Stomberg, Nicholas Capasso, Carl Belz, and Ann Wilson Lloyd.
2002   Special (untitled) installation of works selected from the permanent collection by John Walker, curator. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
2002   The 177th Annual: An Invitational Exhibition, National Academy Museum, New York
2002   John Walker. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., Catalogue with text by Eliza Rathbone. (solo)
2002   John Walker: Oceans, Tidepools and Plein Air Paintings. Wiegand Art Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California, Catalogue with text by Bruce Brown. (solo)
2002   John Walker: Paintings and Prints. DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati (solo)
2001   John Walker: Time and Tides. Knoedler & Company, New York, Catalogue with text by Jack Flam. (solo)
2001   A Maine Tidal Cove: Paintings by John Walker. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Catalogue with text by Katy Kline (solo)
2001   John Walker: Maine Landscapes. Nielsen Gallery, Boston (solo)
2001   A Master Class: British Class—John Hoyland, John Walker, Basil Beattie, John Edwards. Stephen Lacey Gallery, London
1999   John Walker: Passing Bells. Nielsen Gallery, Boston/Knoedler & Company, New York (solo)
1999   The Anthony and Madeleine Carter Gift of Paintings and Drawings by John Walker. Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Brochure with text by Patrick McCaughey. (solo)
1999   40 Years of American Drawings. Raab Galerie, Berlin
1997 - 1999   A Theater of Recollection: Paintings and Prints by John Walker. Boston University Art Gallery. Traveled to Knoedler & Company, New York, (variation); Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie; Lee Scarfone Gallery, University of Tampa; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. (solo)
1997   Recent Works by John Walker. Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. (solo)
1997   Founders and Heirs of the New York School (organized: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Embassy of The United States of America in Japan). Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan and The Yomiuri Shimbun Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo/The Yomiuri Shimbun. Traveled to Miyagi Prefectural Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki.
1994 - 1995   An American Passion: The Susan Kasen Summer and Robert D. Summer Collection of Contemporary British Painting. McLellan Galleries, Glasgow. Traveled to Royal College of Art, London.
1991 - 1992   John Walker: Paintings and Drawings. The Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois. (solo)
1987 - 1988   Viewpoint: An Exhibition of British Contemporary Art (organized by The British Council). Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Brussels.
1986 - 1988   After Matisse (organized: Independent Curators Incorporated, New York). Traveled to Queens Museum of Art, Flushing; The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach; The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC; Dayton Art Institute; Worcester Art Museum.
1987   British Art in the 20th Century. Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1987   British Art 1900–1980: The Modern Movement. Royal Academy of Arts, London.
1986 - 1987   The Window in Twentieth–Century Art. Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, State University of New York. Traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston.
1985   John Walker: Paintings from the Alba and Oceania Series 1979–84. Organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain. Hayward Gallery, London. Traveled to Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham. (solo)
1984 - 1985   The British Art Show 2; Old Allegiances and New Directions 79–84 (organized: Arts Council of Great Britain). Traveled to City Art Gallery/Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh; Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield; Southampton Art Gallery.
1984   The Critical Eye, The Yale British Art Center, Yale Center for British Art.
1982   Aspects of British Art Today. Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Traveled to Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Utsunomiya; National Museum of Art, Osaka; Fukuoka Art Museum; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo.
1982   John Walker. The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. Traveled to The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville.(solo)
1979   John Walker. University Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Traveled to The David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence; Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham. (solo)
1978 - 1979   John Walker: Drawings 1978. Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London. (solo)
1978   John Walker. The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC. (solo)
1977   25 Years of British Painting. Royal Academy of Art, London.
1976   John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition — 10. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.
1975   Traveled to Bogota; São Paulo; Montevideo; Caracas; and Mexico City.
1975   Painting Endures. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts.
1975   Color as Language. The Museum of Modern Art (International Council), New York.
1974   Critics Choice. Nigel Greenwood Inc., Ltd., London.
1974   John Moore’s Liverpool Exhibition. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.
1972   Venice Biennale XXXVI: British Section. (solo)
1970   British Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
1970   Contemporary Art in Britain (organized: The British Council). The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
1969   Theodoran Foundation Exhibition. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
1969   Marks on Canvas. Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund. Traveled to Hanover and Vienna.
1969   Gregory Fellows Exhibition. Leeds City Art Gallery. (solo)
1965   John Moores Liverpool Exhibition. Walker Art Center, Liverpool.
Selected Public Collections
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase, NY
  The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Durham University Museum, Durham, UK
  The Farnsworth Art Museum & Wyeth Center, Rockland, ME
  Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Middlesbrough City Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, UK
  Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, Germany
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois
  The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Arts Council of Great Britain, London, UK
  Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
  British Council, London, UK
  The British Museum, London, UK
  The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  Camden Library, London, England
  Carnegie Library, Portsmouth, UK
  City Art Gallery, Leeds Museums and Galleries, England
  Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
  Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, UK
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
  Ulster Museum, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, UK
  Tate Gallery, London, UK
Literature
2009   William Corbett. John Walker: Drawings 1973–1975, Exh. Cat. (New York: Knoedler & Company, 2009).
2009   Christopher Riopelle. John Walker: Incoming Tide—Small Paintings from Seal Point, Maine, Exh. Cat. (London: Offer Waterman & Co., London, England, 2009).
2005   Ruth Fine. John Walker: Works on Paper 1990–2004, Exh. Cat. (Portland, Maie: Portland Museum of Art, Maine, 2005).
2005   Dore Ashton. John Walker: Collage, Exh. Cat. (New York: Knoedler & Company, 2005).
2002   Carl Belz. John Walker: Oceans, Tidepools and Plein Air Paintings, Exh. Cat. (Belmont, California: Wiegand Art Gallery, Notre Dame de Namur University, 2002).
2002   Eliza Rathbone. John Walker, Exh. Cat. (Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 2002).
2001   Jack Flam. John Walker: Time and Tides, Exh. Cat. (New York: Knoedler & Company, 2001).
2001   Katy Kline. A Maine Tidal Cove: Paintings by John Walker, Exh. Cat. (Brunswick, Maine: Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, 2001).
1997   John R. Stomberg. A Theater of Recollection: Paintings and Prints by John Walker, Exh. Cat. (Boston, Massachusetts: Boston University Art Gallery, 1997).
1985   Dore Ashton. John Walker: Paintings from the Alba and Oceania Series 1979–84, Exh. Cat. (London, England: Arts Council of Great Britain, Organized by the Arts Council of Great Britain, 1985).
1982   Jack Flam. John Walker, Exh. Cat. (Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1982).
1978   Andrew Forge. John Walker, Exh. Cat. (Washington, D.C.: The Phillips Collection, 1978).