Rico Lebrun  (American, 1900-1964) 

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Rico Lebrun Biography
1900   BORN: Naples, Italy, December 10
1914   National Technical School, Naples, Italy
1917   National Technical Institute, Naples, Italy
1937   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1938   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
1950   Second Prize, "American Painting Today", The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1963   John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Selected Exhibitions
2007   “Rico Lebrun: Dante’s Inferno”, Koplin Del Rio, Culver City, CA
2004   “Rico Lebrun: Consulting the Tangible World”, Curated by David A. Lewis & Michael T. Ricker, Griffith Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
2004   “Tamarind: 40 Years”, William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2001   "In the Meridian of the Heart: Paintings & Drawings by Rico Lebrun," Koplin Gallery, LA
2000   "Cross Currents in Modern Art: A Tribute to Peter Selz," Achim Moeller Fine Art, NY, NY
2000   "Collage and Assemblage," Tobey C. Moss Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999   "Paintings & Works on Paper", Santa Barbara Co. Arts Commission, Santa Barbara, CA
1999   "Works on Paper", The Frameworks Gallery and de la guerra gallery, Santa Barbara CA
1999   "Drawn From Life", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1999   "Radical Past: Contemporary Art & Music in Pasadena, 1960-1974",
1999   Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA
1999   "Rico Lebrun: The Line of Passion," The Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
1999   "Rico Lebrun: The Figure", Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
1999   "Carnal Relations: Works on Paper", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1999   "Rico Lebrun", Ricker Gallery, Garland, TX
1999   "Made in California, 1999-2000", LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
1999   "Implementations:Farm Machinery & Other Images of Ranch Life",Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, CA
1998   "Drawings IV", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles
1998   "Rico Lebrun, A Survey", MB Modern, New York, NY
1998   "Rico Lebrun: The Genesis Mural", Montgomery Gallery, Pomona College,Claremont, CA (brochure)
1997   "Metamorphosis" (3 person), MB Modern, New York, NY
1997   "Paintings and Drawings After: Goya, Grunewald, Rembrandt, Rubens, Traini, Velazquez", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1997   "Rico Lebrun: The Holocaust Paintings", The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
1996   "On the Edge of America: California Modernist Art", Jack Rutberg Fine Arts,Inc., LA, CA.
1996   "Figuratively Speaking", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA
1996   "Inaugural Group Exhibition", Koplin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1995   "Legends of Watercolor", Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA
1995   "Post-Surrealism, Abstraction, and Fantasy", Tobey C. Moss Gallery, LA, CA
1994   "Rico Lebrun: The Expressionist Figure", Joe & Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1994   "Drawings and Graphics", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1993   "Drawings III", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992   "Black and White", Art Alliance Gallery, Riverside, CA
1992   "Sculpture and Drawings 1959-1963", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1992   "Drawings II", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1991   "Drawings", Koplin Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990   "The Reflective Image: American Drawings 1910-1960", Midtown Galleries, NY
1990   "Turning the Tide: Early Los Angeles Modernists 1920-1956", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (travelling show)
1989   "Rico Lebrun", Cunningham Art Gallery, Bakersfield, CA
1985   "Rico Lebrun: Mexico/ Spain", Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1984   "Rico Lebrun: Transformations/ Transfigurations", Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
1982   "Rico Lebrun", San Diego Print Club, San Diego, CA
1982   "Rico Lebrun", Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA
1982   "Drawings and Illustrations by Southern California Artists before 1950", Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA (catalog)
1979   "Rico Lebrun", Art Gallery of Allen Hancock College,
1976   "Rico Lebrun", Woodward Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1975   "Rico Lebrun: Drawings and Sculpture", University Arts Collection/ Arizona St. University
1971   "Rico Lebrun: Late Works", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA (catalog)
1967   "Rico Lebrun 1900-1964", Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA Traveling Exhibition: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, Mexico, D.F. 1968 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1968 University of California, Berkeley," Berkeley, CA 1968 Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA 1968 Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK 1968 National Collection of Fine Arts, Washington, D.C. 1969
1966   Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
1965   American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York
1965   Nuova Pesa Gallery, Milan, Italy
1965   Kolver Gallery, Chicago, IL
1965   Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome, Italy
1965   Ohio Wesleyan University, DE
1965   Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1965   "Rico Lebrun: Early Drawings", Silvan Simone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1965   Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA "Exhibitions of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture"
1965   Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, "The Johnson Collection of Contemporary American Paintings"
1964   Otis Art Institute, LA, CA, "First Biennial Invitational Drawing Exhibition"
1964   The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, "The Painter and the Photograph"
1963   Mathildenhohe, Farmstadt, Germany, "Zeugnisse der angst in der Modernen Kunst"

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