Robert Arneson

(American, 1930–1992)

a hollow gesture by robert arneson

Robert Arneson

A Hollow Gesture, 1980

5,000 USD



Born in Benicia, CA
1949 - 1951
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
B.A. from California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
M.F.A. Mills College, Oakland, CA
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Academy-Institute Award in Art, American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters
Fellowship American Craft Council
Died in Benicia, CA


“Robert Arneson: Troublesome Subjects: Three Decades of Paintings, Sculpture, and Works on Paper,” George Adams Gallery, New York, NY, 2013 (solo)
"The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art," Acquavella Galleries, New York, NY
“Robert Arneson: Playing Dirty,” Allan Stone Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
“Robert Arneson: Installation of Works from the Collection,” San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
“Robert Arneson: Self Portraits in Bronze” Brian Gross Fine Art, San Francisco, CA (solo)
“Ink,” Sacramento City College’s Kondos Gallery, Sacramento, CA
“Pop! Goes the Humor,” Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA
“Group Shoe,” Gavin Brown Enterprise, New York, NY, 2012
Group Show: Size Matters: Large-Scale and Small-Scale Paintings, Drawings and Sculptures, George Adams Gallery, New York, NY
Important Artworks, George Krevsky Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
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