Larry Zox  (American, 1936-2006) 

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Larry Zox (American, 1937–2006) was a painter who was born in Des Moines, IA, to Oscar and Mildred Zox. Many classified him as an Abstract artist, but he considered himself to be a Colorist. Zox attended the University of Oklahoma, Drake University, and the Des Moines Art Center. While attending the Des Moines Art Center, he studied under Figurative artist George Grosz (German, 1893–1959). Zox relocated to New York in 1958 and became a part of the prominent art scene in downtown Manhattan.

The artist later moved to Colchester, CT. From 1959 to 1962, he completed a collection of collages that consisted of painted pieces of paper that were stapled to joined plywood. In 1963, he began working on his Rotation series, which consisted of geometric shapes and bright colors. His work has been shown in numerous individual and group exhibits around the world. Venues that have featured his work include the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Rocket Gallery in London. While living in New York, Zox managed a studio on 20th Street that became a popular gathering spot for artists, musicians, boxers, and bikers. Since Zox was a large man, he often sparred with fighters who visited the studio. He later owned and managed a studio in East Hampton, NY.

Zox received a variety of grants and awards for his work. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967, and he received a grant from the National Council of the Arts in 1969. He also received a grant from the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation in 1985. Zox died of cancer at the age of 69 in 2006. He was survived by his wife, Sha King Zox, his two children from his first marriage, Melinda and Alexander, and his sister and brother, Susan Zox-Smith and Alan Zox.

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Larry Zox, Tawas

 

Larry Zox
Tawas
1977

Artspace II
Larry Zox, Yellow Rotation

 

Larry Zox
Yellow Rotation
1963-1964

Peyton Wright Gallery
Larry Zox, Rotation Series

 

Larry Zox
Rotation Series
1964

Peyton Wright Gallery
Larry Zox, Paddy Carr

 

Larry Zox
Paddy Carr
1991

Baker Sponder Gallery
Larry Zox, Fowey Light

 

Larry Zox
Fowey Light
1974

Katharina Rich Perlow Fine Art
Larry Zox, Untitled

 

Larry Zox
Untitled
1981

Art Resource Group
Larry Zox, Untitled

 

Larry Zox
Untitled
1975

Art Resource Group
Larry Zox, Vina

 

Larry Zox
Vina
1977

Michelle Rosenfeld Gallery
Larry Zox, Untitled - 1

 

Larry Zox
Untitled - 1
circa 1979

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Larry Zox, Odon I

 

Larry Zox
Odon I, 1981
serigraph

 

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Larry Zox, Odon II

 

Larry Zox
Odon II, 1981
serigraph

 

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Larry Zox, Quaminis

 

Larry Zox
Quaminis, 1968
acrylic and epoxy on canvas

 

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1937   Born in Des Moines, IA
1955   Oklahoma University, Oklahoma City, OK
1956   Drake University, Des Moines, IA
Studied with George Grosz at the Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1967   Recipient, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1969   Recipient, National Council of the Arts Grant
1985   Recipient, Adolf Gottlieb Foundation Grant
2006   Died in Colchester, CT
2010 - 2011   Color Fields, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany
2010   Larry Zox, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Continuum, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Larry Zox, DTR Modern Galleries, Boston, MA
Larry Zox: Paintings 1962 - 2007 Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Confluence, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Constant Aesthetic, Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
Recently Acquired: New Art in the Collection, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
2007   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom (solo)
50 Years of American Art: 1957-2007 DTR Modern Galleries, Boston, MA
Out of Oklahoma: Contemporary Artists... Price Tower Arts Center, Bartlesville, OK
2006   Solstice Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
ART20 2006, The Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Visual Impact Miami University Art Museum, Oxford, OH
Guild Hall Collects...75th Anniversary Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2005   Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Focal Point Stephen Haller Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Olson Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA (solo)
2002   Olson Larsen Gallery, West Des Moines, IA (solo)
2000   Percival Gallery, Des Moines, IA (solo)
1995   Percival Gallery, Des Moines, IA (solo)
1994   C.S. Shulte Gallery, Millburn, NJ (solo)
1975   Daniel Templeton Gallery, Paris, France (solo)
1974   Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, lA (solo)
1973   Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (solo)
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom
  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY