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Ray Parker    (American, 1922-1990)

 Ray Parker - For Denise (Paintings) h: 69 x w: 50 in / h: 175.3 x w: 127 cm
Ray Parker
For Denise 1959
 
 Ray Parker - Kate, for your Birthday (Paintings) h: 71 x w: 87 in / h: 180.3 x w: 221 cm
Ray Parker
Kate, for your Birthday 1964
 
 Ray Parker - Love Denise, Glad you like it (Paintings) h: 81 x w: 79 in / h: 205.7 x w: 200.7 cm
Ray Parker
Love Denise, Glad you like it 1960
 
 Ray Parker - Untitled (Paintings) h: 69 x w: 64 in / h: 175.3 x w: 162.6 cm
Ray Parker
Untitled circa 1962
 
 Ray Parker - Untitled (Paintings) h: 69 x w: 64 in / h: 175.3 x w: 162.6 cm
Ray Parker
Untitled 1961
 
 Ray Parker - Untitled (Paintings) h: 74 x w: 166 in / h: 188 x w: 421.6 cm
Ray Parker
Untitled 1980
 
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Biography
1922 Born; Beresford, SD
1946 Bachelor of Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IO
1948 Master of Fine Arts, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IO
1948 - 1951 Taught painting, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1970 - 1971 Guest Critic, Columbia University School of Arts, New York
1974 Guest Critic, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
1949 - 1989 Taught painting, Hunter College, New York, NY
1990 Died; New York, NY

Exhibitions
2008 "Ray Parker," Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
2007 "Ray Parker: Paintings and Drawings from the 1960s," Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
2006 "Ray Parker Paintings 1958-1971: Color into Drawing," Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2004 "Ray Parker: Paintings from the 1970s," Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1999 Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1997 Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1994 Galleria Milano, Milan, Italy (solo)
1993 "Works on Paper, 1978-1982," Galleria Peccolo, Livorno, Italy
1990 The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY (solo, retrospective)
1989 "Abstract Expressions: Painting and Sculpture of the 1950s and 1960s," Vanderwoude Tananbaum Gallery, New York, NY
"Three-Man Exhibition with Dan Christensen and Robert Goodnough," Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL
"Before the Field - Paintings from the Sixties," Daniel Newburg Gallery, New York, NY
1987 "39th Annual Purchase Exhibition," American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
1986 "After Matisse," The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY. Traveled to: Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL; The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH (solo)
1984 "Artists at the Hunter 1950-1965," Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY
"Then and Now," Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY
1983 Carl Soloway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (solo)
1981 College of Cortland, SUNY, Fine Arts Center, Cortland, NY (solo)
1980 Gloria Luria Gallery, Bay Harbor Islands, FL (solo)
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (solo)
Joe Grippi Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1979 Betty Cuningham, New York (solo)
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. (solo)
"Art in American after World War II," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1978 The Billiard Room Gallery, Cambridge (solo)
"New York, The State of Art, The New York School," State Museum, Albany, NY
1977 "New in the '70s," University Art Museum, Austin, TX
"A Miscellany of the 1960s," Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY
University of Texas, Austin, TX (solo)
Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"American Art Since 1945," from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Traveled to: Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, San Diego, CA; Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE; Greenville County Museum, Greenville, SC; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1976 Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"Abstract Expressionists and Imagists: A Retrospective View," The University of Texas, Austin, TX
"Drawing Today in New York," Rice University, Houston, TX
"Artists and East Hampton, A 100-Year Retrospective," Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY
1975 American University, Washington, D.C. (solo)
1974 Berenson Gallery, Miami, FL (solo)
Quay Gallrey, San Francisco, CA (solo)
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY (solo)
David Berger Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR (solo)
1973 Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
"The Biennial Exhibition of American Art," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1972 "Color Forum," University of Texas, Austin, TX
"Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1971 "Young Artists of the '50s," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
1969 - 1970 "Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Painting," The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
1968 "The Art of the Real: USA 1948-1968," The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Traveled to The Tate Gallery, London, England; Grand Palais, Paris, France; Kunsthaller, Zürich, Switzerland

Literature
2003 Irving Sandler. A Sweeper-Up After Artist's, Thames and Hudson Inc., 2003.
1978 Irving Sandler. The New York School. Harper & Row, New York, 1978.
1973 Mary Fuller McChesney. A Period of Exploration: San Francisco 1945-1950. Oakland Museum, Oakland, California, 1973.
1970 Irving Sandler. The Triumph of American Painting: A History of Abstract Expressionism. Praeger, New York, 1970.
1967 Barbara Rose. American Art Since 1900, A Critical History. Praeger, New York, 1967.
1959 Bernard Friedman, editor. School of New York. Grove Press, New York, 1959.
1957 "American Abstract Artists," The World of Abstract Art, George Wittenborn, New York, 1957.
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