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Robert Natkin    (American, 1930-2010)




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Biography
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

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.
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