Larry Rivers  (American, 1923-2002) 

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Larry Rivers, Make Believe Ballroom

 

Larry Rivers
Make Believe Ballroom
1989

ArtSpace/Virginia Miller Galleries
Larry Rivers, Man Blowing Smoke Circles

 

Larry Rivers
Man Blowing Smoke Circles
Childs Gallery
Larry Rivers, Untitled

 

Larry Rivers
Untitled
1962

Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery
Larry Rivers, Be Seated: Gwynne I

 

Larry Rivers
Be Seated: Gwynne I
1988

ArtComm Ltd.
Larry Rivers, Golden Tales

 

Larry Rivers
Golden Tales
1990

Michael Petronko Gallery
Larry Rivers, Acetate Camel

 

Larry Rivers
Acetate Camel
1978

Hal Katzen Gallery
Larry Rivers, Raising the Flag

 

Larry Rivers
Raising the Flag
1984

AC Fine Art
Larry Rivers, Blue Collar Holiday

 

Larry Rivers
Blue Collar Holiday
1990

Mixografia ®
Larry Rivers, Untitled, 1994 (signature)

 

Larry Rivers
Untitled, 1994 (signature)
(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Bronx Zoo—Signature

 

Larry Rivers
Bronx Zoo—Signature
(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Bronx Zoo

 

Larry Rivers
Bronx Zoo
1983

Gallart.com
Larry Rivers, Untitled

 

Larry Rivers
Untitled
1994

(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Bronx Zoo

 

Larry Rivers
Bronx Zoo
1983

(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Blue Collar Holiday

 

Larry Rivers
Blue Collar Holiday
1990

(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Outline of History

 

Larry Rivers
Outline of History
1975

(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, The Shoe

 

Larry Rivers
The Shoe
(Art) Amalgamated
Larry Rivers, Make Believe Ballroom

 

Larry Rivers
Make Believe Ballroom
1989

Amy Simon Fine Art
Larry Rivers, Boston Massacre

 

Larry Rivers
Boston Massacre
1968

Amy Simon Fine Art
Larry Rivers, Swimmer

 

Larry Rivers
Swimmer
1970

Michael Lisi Fine Art
Larry Rivers, Jack of Spades

 

Larry Rivers
Jack of Spades
1960

Kelly Gallery
Larry Rivers, Nine French Bank Notes

 

Larry Rivers
Nine French Bank Notes
1963-1964

Sragow Gallery
Larry Rivers, Make Believe Ballroom

 

Larry Rivers
Make Believe Ballroom
1989

Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Larry Rivers, Erasing the Past I

 

Larry Rivers
Erasing the Past I
1986

Tibor de Nagy Gallery
Larry Rivers, Sketch for Back to Back

 

Larry Rivers
Sketch for Back to Back
1984

Tibor de Nagy Gallery
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1923   Born in Bronx, NY (Yitzroch Loiza Grossberg: August 17)
1940   Changes name to Larry Rivers; begins career as a jazz saxophonist
1942 - 1944   Serves in U.S. Army Air Corps.; medical discharge, 1943; attend Julliard School of Music, New York, NY
1945 - 1948   Commences painting in Maine; moves to Manhattan; studies painting at Abstract Expressionist, Hans Hofmann’s, school in New York and Provincetown, MA, 1947-1948; studies with Abstract Expressionist William Baziotes at New York University (B.A., 1951); meets Willem de Kooning
1949   First solo exhibition at Jane Street Gallery, New York
1950   Lives in Paris for eight months; returns to New York to paint full-time
1951   Solo exhibition at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, will exhibit annually (except 1955) through 1962; starts plaster sculpting; meets Jackson Pollock
1952 - 1953   Designs set for poet and Museum of Modern Art curator, Frank O’Hara’s, play; moves to Southampton, New York
1954 - 1956   One-man sculpture show at Stable Gallery, New York; Gloria Vanderbilt Foundation and Museum of Modern Art purchase Rivers, first in a museum collection; group exhibition at Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.; participates in Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil
1957 - 1960   Works with O’Hara on lithograph series and poet, Kenneth Koch, on painting-poems; starts welded metal sculpting; travels to Paris
1961 - 1963   Sets up studio in Paris; works with Kinetic artist, Jean Tinguely, joint project exhibited at Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Tate Gallery, London, buys a Rivers; solo exhibitions at Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, and Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles; European solo exhibitions at Gimpel Fils, London, and Galerie Rive Droite, Paris; commissioned to design New York Film Festival Billboard
1965   First retrospective at Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA, travels to Pasadena Art Museum, CA, The Detroit Institute of the Arts, and others
1966 - 1969   New England Merchants National Bank of Boston and Smithhaven Mall, New York, commission murals; designs set for Igor Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex; collaborates with French filmmaker, Pierre Gaisseau; travels in Europe and North Africa; group exhibition at Museum of Modern Art; starts using spray cans
1970   De Menil Foundation, Houston, TX, commissions a Rivers, highest price for a commissioned work to date; solo exhibition at Art Institute of Chicago; first of many one-man shows at Marlborough Gallery, New York, will exhibit at gallery until 1999; begins experimenting with airbrush, acrylic paint, and videotape
1971 - 1975   Travels to West Coast and teaches at University of California, Santa Barbara; collaborates with Kenneth Koch on video segments that are shown at Whitney Museum, New York; travels to Africa and collaborates on film with photographer Peter Beard; solo exhibition at Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; group exhibition at Swedish Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm
1976 - 1978   Hirshhorn Museum buys a Rivers; Union of Soviet Artists invites to Russia to give lecture series; solo exhibitions at Gimpel Fils, London, ACA Galleries, New York, and Robert Miller Gallery, New York; starts using color carbon
1980 - 1982   Retrospective at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Caracas, Venezuela; traveling European retrospective organized by Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany; solo exhibitions at F.I.C.A., Paris, Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., London, and Studio Marconi, Milan; moves in with Russian painter Daria Deshuk
1983 - 1985   Retrospective organized by Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, travels to Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida; J.C. Penney, Philadelphia, commissions mural; New York solo exhibitions at The Jewish Museum and Kouros Gallery; one-man shows at Elaine Horwich Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona, Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, and Marlborough Fine Art Ltd., Tokyo
1986 - 1988   Designs cover for The New York Times Magazine; BBC commissions a computer art project to be shown on U.S. television; Philadelphia Historical Society commissions a print; work featured in Artforum; solo exhibitions at Adelphi University Center, New Jersey, Jan Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, and Heland-Thorden-Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1990   Group exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
1999   Final exhibition at Marlborough Gallery
2002   Died August 16, Southampton, NY, USA; retrospective at Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2013   The Artist and the Poet, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., New York, NY
John Ashbery Collects: Poet Among Things, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY
AMERICAN DREAM, Agnellini Arte Moderna, Brescia, Italy
2012   Larry Rivers: Later Works, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY
Acquisition, Rotterdam University Art Collection, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam
The Declaration of Independence: The Stone Copy and the Kent Bicentennial Portfolio, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Poems and Pictures, Columbia College, Chicago, IL
2011   Behind Those Planes Are the Stars, The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Painters and Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY
Surrounding Bacon & Warhol, Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo
Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
2010   Seven Artists Inspired by Hanukkah, The Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NY
Artists at Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974 - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Larry Rivers: Pop Icons, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
American Still Life: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
Abstract Expressionist New York, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
2009   Larry Rivers: 50s-60s, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY
Early Major Works, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (solo exhibition)
2008   Early Major Works, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY (solo exhibition)
2007   Wit and Whimsy, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Sobre el Humor, Galeriá Marlborough, Madrid, Spain
2006   Summer Show, Marlborough Graphics, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Works on Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Internationale Zeichnungen, Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany
2004   Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection: From Renoir to Warhol, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan
2002   The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (solo exhibition)
2001   Fashion Show, Lord and Taylor, New York, NY and Marlborough Monte-Carlo, Monaco (solo exhibition)
2000   On Paper, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
Paintings, Marlborough Gallery, NY and Marlborough Monte-Carlo, Monaco
1999   Larry Rivers - Pastels, Manolo Valdés - Paintings, Fondation Veranneman, Kruishoutem, Belgium
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Fashion Show, Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1998   Forma y Figuración: obras maestras de la colección Blake-Purnell, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain
Coming Off the Wall, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
1997   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1994   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1993   Galería Marlborough, Madrid, Spain (solo exhibition)
1992   Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY (solo exhibition)
1991   Galería Antonio Machón, Madrid, Spain (solo exhibition)
1990   Galerie Beaubourg, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
1988   Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Gibbes Art Gallery, Charleston, SC (solo exhibition)
1987   Simms Fine Art, New Orleans, LA (solo exhibition)
1986   Adelphi University Center, Garden City, NY (solo exhibition)
1985   Museum of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (solo exhibition)
1984   Kouros Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1983   Elaine Horwich Gallery, Phoenix, AZ (solo exhibition)
1982   Studio Marconi, Milan, Italy (solo exhibition)
1981   Galerie Biedermann, Munich, Germany (solo exhibition)
1979   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1977   Robert Miller Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1976   Gimpels Fils, London, England (solo exhibition)
1974 - 1975   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1973 - 1974   Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
1973   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1970 - 1971   Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1970   The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo exhibition)
1965 - 1966   Traveling retrospective exhibition: Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA; The Jewish Museum, New York, NY; The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI; The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN (solo exhibition)
1964   Gimpels Fils, London, England (solo exhibition)
1963   Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo exhibition)
1962   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Gimpels Fils, London, England (solo exhibition)
Galerie Rive Droite, Paris, France (solo exhibition)
1961   Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Dwan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo exhibition)
1955 - 1960   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1954   Stable Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1953   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1952   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1951   Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
1949   Jane Street Gallery, New York, NY (solo exhibition)
  Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
  Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
  The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
  New England Merchants National Bank, Boston, MA
  The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Weatherspoon Gallery of Art, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
  Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN
  Dallas museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  Container Corporation of America, Chicago, IL
  De Menil Foundation, Houston, TX
  Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
  The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
  The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Joseph H. Seagram & Sons, Inc. Singer Company, New York, NY
  The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
  North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
  Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
  Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute of Modern Art, Utica, NY
  The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
  The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
  The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas, Venezuela
  Museo de Abstracta, Cuenca, Spain
  Tate Gallery, London, England
  Museo de Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico
  Svenske-Franska Konstgalliert, Stockholm, Sweden