Robert Arneson  (American, 1930-1992) 

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Robert Arneson, Untitled (ME)

 

Robert Arneson
Untitled (ME)
1991

Brian Gross Fine Art
Robert Arneson, Herinal

 

Robert Arneson
Herinal
1965-1971

David Zwirner
Robert Arneson, A War Memorial

 

Robert Arneson
A War Memorial
1983

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, A Nuclear War Head

 

Robert Arneson
A Nuclear War Head
1982-1983

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, Yus White and Ugly Man

 

Robert Arneson
Yus White and Ugly Man
1989

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, Wimp Dip

 

Robert Arneson
Wimp Dip
1991

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, Portrait at 62 Years

 

Robert Arneson
Portrait at 62 Years
1992

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, Pot Picker Pot

 

Robert Arneson
Pot Picker Pot
1978

George Adams Gallery
Robert Arneson, Vitruvian man wall plate after Leonardo da vinci

 

Robert Arneson
Vitruvian man wall plate after Leonardo da vinci
Jeffrey Spahn Gallery
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Robert Arneson, Pyramidal Form Charger

 

Robert Arneson
Pyramidal Form Charger, 1969
glazed earthenware

 

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Robert Arneson, Sgraffito charger

 

Robert Arneson
Sgraffito charger
glazed stoneware

 

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Robert Arneson, Seattle World's Fair Collage

 

Robert Arneson
Seattle World's Fair Collage, 1962
mixed media

 

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1930   Born in Benicia, CA
1949 - 1951   College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
1954   B.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
1958   M.F.A. Mills College, Oakland, CA
1985   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1987   Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1991   Academy-Institute Award in Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
1992   Fellowship American Craft Council
1992   Died in Benicia, CA
2013   “Robert Arneson: Troublesome Subjects: Three Decades of Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper,” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2013 (solo)
2013   "The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art," Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY
2012   “Robert Arneson: Playing Dirty,” Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2012   “Robert Arneson: Installation of Works from the Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012   “Robert Arneson: Self Portraits in Bronze” Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2012   “Ink,” Sacramento City College’s Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2012   “Pop! Goes the Humor,” Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
2012   “Group Shoe,” Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY, 2012
2011   Important Artworks, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2011   Group Show: Size Matters: Large-Scale and Small-Scale Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Summer Group Show: New and Classic, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2010   Robert Arneson: Founding Funk: Sculptures and Drawings 1956-66, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2009   Summer Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Dirt on Delight: Impulses That Form Clay, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2008   Robert Arneson from the 60's, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2008   The Grand Ceramics Theater, Museo Internazionale della Arti Applicate Oggi, Turin, Italy
2007   2007 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AK
2007   Jackson, Contemporary Art Galleries, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2007   Dialogues: The Enigmatic Object, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Inside/Outside, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2007   CCA @ di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Gatehouse Gallery, Napa, CA
2007   Robert Arneson: The Black Series, Selected Works 1988-1990, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2006   Robert Arneson: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings 1958-1992, George Adams Gallery at the ADAA Art Show, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, NY (solo)
2006   2006 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2006   Artful Jesters, The Painting Center, New York, NY and Brattelboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, VT
2006   A Ceramic Legacy: Selections from the Stephanie Janssen and R. Michael Johns Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2006   Group Show, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2005 - 2006   Art of Engagement: Paintings, Drawings, Prints and Sculpture, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA
2005   Fired at Davis: Figurative Ceramic Sculpture from the Paula and Ross Turk Collection, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford, CA
2005   Body Language, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2005   Paint on Metal: Modern and Contemporary Explorations and Discoveries, Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon, AZ
2004   Bush- Whack!, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2004   Humor, Irony and Wit: Ceramic Funk from the Sixties and Beyond, Arizona State University Art Museum, Ceramics Research Center, Tempe, AZ
2004   Arneson and the Object, curated by Leo Mazow, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, PA; travelling to Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC and George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004   Robert Arneson: Political Drawings, Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
2003 - 2004   The Not-So-Still Life: A Century of California Painting and Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; traveling to the Pasadena Museum of California Art, Los Angeles, CA
2003   Sculpture in the City, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco, CA
2003   Multiple Artists, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Global Village: The 1960s, Montreal Museum of Fine Art, Montreal, QC, Canada
2003   Big Idea: The Maquettes of Robert Arneson, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA; Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA; The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI; Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art, Tacoma, WA; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Lincoln, NE; David and Alfred Smart Museum, Chicago, IL (solo)
2003   A Happening Place, The Gershman Y, Philadelphia, PA
2003   Aftershock: Legacy of the Readymade in Post-War and Contemporary American Art, Dickinson Roundell, New York, NY
2003   Poetics of Clay, curated by Helen Drutt, Houston Center for Contemporary Clay, Houston, TX
2003   Form from Fire: Robert Arneson, Viola Frey, Ken Price, Michael Lucero, Peter Voulkos, Scott White Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
2003   In the Eye of the Beholder, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2003   Clay Works: American Ceramics from the Everson Museum of Art, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
2003   Sweet Tooth, curated by Sarah Tanguy, COPIA, Napa, CA
2002   Contemporary American Ceramics 1950-1990 – A Survey of American Objects and Vessels, Organized by The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, traveled throughout Japan to: Achi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Achi; The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Ibaraki Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Ibaraki; Niigata Prefectural Museum of Art, Niigata; Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo; Fukuoka Prefectural Muesum of Art, Fukuoka
2002   The Perception of Appearances: A Decade of American Contemporary Figurative Drawing, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2002   Me, Myself & I, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
2001 - 2002   Real(ist) Men, Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
2001   Holocaust: A Broad Perspective, Gallery West, Suffolk County Community College, Brentwood, NY
2001   From Pop to Op: American Art in the 60s, Suzanne H. Arnold Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Anneville, PA
2001   2001 Collector's Show, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2001   Magic Vision, Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2001   About Face: The Collection of Jackye and Curtis Finch, Jr., Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR
2001   The Poetics of Clay, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
2001   Self Made Men, DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2000 - 2001   This Head is Mine, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI (solo)
2000 - 2001   Confrontational Clay: The Artist as Social Critic, Organized by Exhibits USA, Traveled to University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL; Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL; The Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR; American Craft Museum, New York, NY; Flint Institute of Art, Flint, MI; Middlebury College Museum of Art, Middlebury, VT; Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH
2000   2000 Collector's Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
2000   American Embassy Windhoek, Namibia
2000   The Lighter Side of Bay Area Figuration, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO and San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
1999 - 2000   George Washington - American Symbol, The Museums at Stonybrook, New York, NY; the Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford, PA; Museum of Our National Heritage, Lexington, MA
1999 - 2000   Robert Arneson: Bronze Self-Portraits and Drawings, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; travelling to; George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999   Robert Arneson: Double Portraits, Brian Gross Fine Art. San Francisco, CA (solo)
1999   Robert Arneson: Painting into Sculpture, Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA (solo)
1999   Born of Clay 3, Garth Clark Gallery, New York, NY
1999   Bob Arneson and Friends, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
1999   Artists for Mumia 911, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1999   Annual Collector’s Show, Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
1998   American Embassy Russia
1995 - 1998   It’s Only Rock and Roll, Exhibition Management, Inc., Cleveland, OH; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
1997   A Singular Vision: Prints from Landfall Press, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI; Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1997   Mixing Business with Pleasure, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
1997   A Show of Hands, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1997   Robert Arneson: Self-Reflections, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1996   Robert Arneson: Drawing, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1996   It Figures, SFA Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX
1996   Alteration, K & E Gallery, New York, NY
1996   Out of ‘Toon’: Another Look at Art & the Comics, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1995   California in the 1960’s: Funk Revisited, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1995   Robert Arneson: The Late Bronzes, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994 - 1995   Robert Arneson: Changing the Face of American Ceramics, Kingsborough Community College Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
1994   The Figure in Sculpture, Transamerica Pyramid Lobby, San Francisco, CA
1994   Around the House, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1994   Black Male: Representations of Masculinity, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1994   When Attitudes Become Form: Selections from a Contemporary New Jersey Collection, The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
1992 - 1994   Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews, Jewish Museum, New York, NY; Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY; The Jewish Historical Society of Maryland, Inc., Eubie Blake National Museum and Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD; National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Cultural Museum and National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA; Chicago Historical Society, Chicago, IL
1993   Robert Arneson: The Last Works, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1993   Arneson and Politics: A Commemorative Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1993   A Memorial Exhibition, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York , NY (solo)
1993   Robert Arneson: Two-dimensional Works, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (solo)
1992 - 1993   Guardians of the Secret II, Museum of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa City, IA (solo)
1992   Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1992   Masks, Drawing Gallery, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1992   Robert Arneson: Guardians of the Secret II, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1992   Me and Jackson: Robert Arneson Interprets Jackson Pollock, Pollock-Krasner House, East Hampton, NY (solo)
1992   Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1992   Large-Scale Drawings, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1992   40th Anniversary Exhibition, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1991   Academy-Institute Invitational, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1991   Collectors’ Gallery XXV, Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, TX
1991   Experiencing Sculpture: The Figurative Presence in America, 1870-1990, The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Yonkers, NY
1991   Robert Arneson: The Jackson Pollock Series, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (solo)
1991   Robert Arneson: Guardians of the Secret II, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA (solo)
1991   Robert Arneson: New and Selected Work, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (solo)
1990   Black, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990   Candy Store Gallery, Folsom, CA (solo)
1990   Guardians of the Secret II, Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1990   Robert Arneson/ Matrix 110: From the Jackson Pollock Series, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (solo)
1990   Ironies: Figure and Still-Life in Sculpture, Marilyn Pearl Gallery, New York, NY
1990   Signs of the Self: Changing Perceptions, Woodstock Artists Association, New York, NY
1990   Figuring the Body, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
1989   Personae, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
1989   Here's Looking at Us: A Selection of Figurative Works from the di Rosa Foundation, Rasmussen Art Gallery, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA
1989   Human Concern/Personal Torment: The Grotesque in American Art, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, NY; Chicago, IL
1989   Taboo, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988   A Fine Place to Work: The Legacy of the Archie Bray Foundation, Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR
1988   Columnar, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
1988   1900 to Now: Modern Art from Rhode Island Collections, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1988   Charles Scott Gallery, Emily Carr College of Art, Vancouver, BC, Canada (solo)
1988   Dorothy Goldeen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1988   Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
1987 - 1988   Committed to Print., Museum of Modern Art, New York , NY
1987   All the News That's Fit for Prints, P.P.O.W., New York, NY
1987   Robert Arneson - Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA (solo)
1987   Robert Arneson - Portrait Sculpture, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (solo)
1986 - 1987   Robert Arneson: A Retrospective, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA (solo)
1986   Nuclear Visions, Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL (solo)
  Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
  San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Fracisco, CA
  Santa Barbara Museum of Modern Art, Santa Barbara, CA
  Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan
  Smart Gallery, University of Chicago
  Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
  Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
  Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan
  Richard Nelson Gallery and Fine Arts Collection, University of California, Davis, CA
  National Museum of Art, WA
  Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase, NY
  Oakland Art Museum, Oakland, CA
  Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
  Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
  Pollock-Krasner Study Center, East Hampton, New York, NY
  Art Museum, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
  Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, TN
  Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  Mildura Arts Center, Mildura VIC, Australia
  Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  Contemporary Museum, Hawaii
  Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
  Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
  Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  Di Rosa Foundation, Napa, CA
  Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
  Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  Jewish Museum, New York, NY
  Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Aichi, Japan
  Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH
  Allen Memorial Art Gallery, Oberlin College, Ohio
  American Craft Museum, New York, NY
  Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
  Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  Australian National Gallery, Parkes ACT, Australia
  Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
  Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
  Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH