Robert Natkin (American, 2010)

Timeline

1930
Born in Chicago, IL
1948–1952
Studies at the Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is strongly influenced by the collection of Post-Impressionist paintings
1952
Lives briefly in New York, deeply influenced by Willem de Kooning’s paintings
1958
Has one-man show at the Wells Street Gallery
1959
Closing of the Wells Street Gallery. In January Natkin moves to New York where he begins exhibiting with the Pointdexter Gallery
1968
Is included in the exhibition Timeless Paintings from the USA at the Galerie Facchetti, Paris. Makes his first trip to Europe
1969
Retrospective solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art
1976
Retrospective exhibition of Natkin’s work at Moore College of Art Gallery, Philadelphia
1980
BBC documentary on Robert Natkin, directed by Mike Dibb. Takes up writing on a regular basis, including art criticism for Modern Painters and The New York Observer as well as catalogue introductions for fellow artists
1991
Executes a mural at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, Rockefeller Center, New York
1992
Gives Peter Fuller lecture at the Tate Gallery, London. Executes a mural at the Millennium Hotel, New York
1998
Honorary Chairperson for Scholarship Fund, Art School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2010
Died in Redding, CT

Exhibitions

2007
LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
Los Angeles Art Show (exhibited by LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM) at Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA
2006
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2004
David Findlay Jr Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
Flanders, Minneapolis (solo)
Face to Face, David Findlay JR Fine Art, New York
2003
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
2002
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2001
Muscarelle Museum of Art, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA (solo)
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago (solo)
2000
Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples (with Judith Dolnick)
Friedrich Müller, Frankfurt, Germany (solo)
1999
Douglas Flanders Gallery, Minneapolis, MN (solo)
Paul Mellon Arts Center Gallery, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallington, CT (solo)
Theo Waddington Fine Art, Boca Raton, FL (solo)
The Reece Galleries, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
1998
Robert Natkin and Judith Dolnick: Selected Works, Thomas J Walsh Art Gallery, Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, CT
1997–1998
Several group exhibitions, The Reece Galleries, Inc., New York, NY
1997
The Butler Institute of American Art (retrospective), Trumbull County Branch, Youngstown, OH (solo)
The Reece Galleries, Inc., New York, NY (solo)
Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
1994
Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naple, FL (solo)
Three American Friends: Robert Natkin, Judith Dolnick, and Michael Dillon. England & Co., London, UK
1992
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Winchester Cathedral, England
1990
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Springfield Museum, Springfield, MO (solo)
1989
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
1987
Bradley University, Peoria, IL (solo)
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Watson Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
55 Mercer Street Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Judith Dolnick and Robert Natkin, The Fine Arts Center Art Gallery, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
1986
Emily Edwards Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo)
1985
Brenda Kroos Gallery, Columbus, OH (solo)
FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Helander-Rubinstein Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Klonaridis Gallery, Toronto, Canada (solo)
The Watson Gallery, Houston, TX (solo)
1984
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1983
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (solo)
Nagoya Art Center, Nagoya, Japan (solo)
Tokyo Ginza Art Center, Tokyo, Japan (solo)
1982
Jewish Themes/Contemporary American Artists, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (retrospective), Ridgefield, CT (solo)
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Rosenberg Fine Art, Toronto, Canada (solo)
Styria Studio, New York, NY (solo)
1981
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Gimpel-Hanover & André Emmerich Galerien, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Gloria Luria Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
GMB Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (solo)
Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Styria Studio, New York, NY (solo)
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (solo)
1980
Art of Man, Sydney, Australia (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
Ivory/Kimpton Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Manus Presse GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
Styria Studio, New York, NY (solo)
Masters of American Watercolor, The Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
The Guggenheim Museum: 1900-1980, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1979
Art Bureau Cheneau DeLille, Paris, France (solo)
Diane Gilson Gallery, Seattle, WA (solo)
FIAC, Grand Palais, Paris, France (solo)
Galerie Brusberg, Hanover, Germany (solo)
Gimpel & Weitzenhoffer Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA (solo)
Tortue Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Art in America After World War II, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1978
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Galerie Pudelko, Bonn, Germany (solo)
Hoshour Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
1977
Galerie André Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)
American Post-War Paintings from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1976
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Douglas Drake Gallery, Kansas City, MO (solo)
Galerie André Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, UK (solo)Kansas City Art Institute, Charlotte Crosby Kemper Gallery (retrospective), Kansas City, MO (solo)
Moore College of Art Gallery (retrospective), Philadelphia, PA (solo)
1975
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Gertrude Kastle Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
Hokin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
Linda Farris Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Museum Collection: Recent American Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1974
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Galerie André Emmerich, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
Galleria d’Arte Moderna-Ravagnan, Venice, Italy (solo)
Galerie Merian, Krefeld, Germany (solo)
Gertrude Kastle Gallery, Detroit, MI (solo)
Holburne of Menstrie Museum and Festival Gallery, Bath, UK (solo)
Il Cerchio, Milan, Italy (solo)
Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
William Sawyer Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Within the Decade: Selections from the Guggenheim Museum Permanent Collection, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1973
Hokin Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (solo)
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
New Acquisitions, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Robert Natkin and Judith Dolnick, Pennsylvania State University, Museum of Art
1972
Spoleto Festival, Spoleto, Italy
1971
André Emmerich Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1970
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1969
San Francisco Museum of Art (retrospective 1952-1969), San Francisco, CA (solo)
1968
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Two-Person Exhibition with Judith Dolnick, Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY
Timeless Paintings from the USA, Galerie Paul Facchetti, Paris, France
1966
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI
1965
Fair Weather-Hardin Gallery. Chicago, IL (solo)
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Gertrude Kasle Gallery, Detroit, MI
1964
Kalamazoo Art Center, Kalamazoo, MI (solo)
Dealer’s Choice, Contemporary Arts Association, Houston, TX
1963
Fair Weather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY
International Art Exhibition, Mitsubishi, Tokyo, Japan
1962
Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual of American Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Ways and Means, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, TX
Lyricism in Abstract Art, Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1961
Ferus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (solo)
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Carnegie Biennial, Carnegie Institute of Modern Art, Pittsburgh, PA
New Talent, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1960
Young America, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY
1959
Pointdexter Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Alan Gallery, New York, NY
1958
Wells Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fifty-Three Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, Nancy and Arras, France
1957
Momentum, Chicago, IL
Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

Public Collections

Akron Art Institute, Akron, OH
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brookly, NY
Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
The Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Milwaukee Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
The Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, Norman, OK
Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

Literature

1997
Henry Gerrit. “Robert Natkin at Reece.” Art in America, Dec 1997.
1992
Beckett, Sister Wendy. “The Story of Painting: Essential Guide to the History of Western Art.” London: Dorling Kindersley, London, pp. 388, 453
1989
Campbell, Lawrence. “Color Coordinates.” Art in America, Sep 1989, pp. 188-93.
Wolff, Theodore F. “The Many Masks of Modern Art.” The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, 1989, pp. 72-75.
1988
Dillon, Michael. Introduction to Robert Natkin: Recent Paintings from the Hitchcock Series. Catalogue, Redding: Meriden-Stinehour Press, 1988.
1981
Fuller, Peter. Robert Natkin. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1981.
1980
Henry, Gerrit. “Robert Natkin.” Artnews, Nov 1980.
Fuller, Peter. “Excerpts from a New York Diary.” Art Monthly, no. 33, (1980), pp. 14-15.
1974
Fuller, Peter. Introduction to Robert Natkin. Exh. cat., André Emmerich Gallery, New York
Nordland, Gerald. “Robert Natkin: Color-Saturated Elastic Space.” Art News, v. 72 (Feb 1973), pp. 54-55. Reprinted in Robert Natkin., Exh. cat. Holburne of Menstrie Museum, Bath, England, 1974.
1967
Tucker, Marcia. “Natkin: Overtones at Outskirts.” Art News, v. 66, no. 1 (Mar 1967). pp.48–49, 74.
1964
Judd, Donald. “Exhibition at Poindexter Gallery,” Arts Magazine, v. 38 (Feb 1964), p. 26.
1961
Edgar, Natalie. “Exhibition at Poindexter Gallery.” Art News, v. 60 (Nov 1961), p. 19.