Margot Stein Gallery | Bethesda Fine Art

Frank Stella

(American, born 1936)

ahab's leg (from: the waves ii) by frank stella

Frank Stella

Ahab's Leg (from: The Waves II), 1985–1989

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squid from the waves series by frank stella

Frank Stella

Squid from The Waves Series, 1988

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Born in Malden, MA
1950 - 1954
Studied Painting under Patrick Morgan, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
1954 - 1958
Studied History and Art History under Stephen Greene and William Seitz, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Moved to New York, NY
First Prize, International Biennial Exhibition of Paintings, Tokyo, Japan
Awarded the Claude M. Fuess Distinguished Service Award, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
New York City Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture, New York, NY
Medal for Painting, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
Honorary Fellowship, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel
Appointed the Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


2014 - 2015
Retrospective, Organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX; Traveling to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Renzo Piano Building, New York, NY (solo)
Pictures of Nothing - The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–present - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
S(ch)ichtwechsel! Neue Blicke auf die Sammlung - Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Il Guggenheim. L'avanguardia americana 1945–1980 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Poesie der Reduktion - Minimal, Concept, Land Art - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
Frank Stella - Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg
Frank Stella - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
Frank Stella: Selected Prints 1974-1982 - Greenfield Sacks Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The 1960s - The University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta
Frank Stella - Black, Aluminum, Copper Paintings - L&M Arts, New York, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Haunch of Venison - London, London (England)
Frank Stella - Geometric Variations - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Frank Stella - Polychrome Reliefs und Prints - Galerie der Stadt Tuttlingen, Tuttlingen
Stella Sounds: The Scarlatti K Series - The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Frank Stella - 75 Years Anniversary Show - Galerie Jamileh Weber, Zurich
Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons - Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
Frank Stella: Irregular Polygons - Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
Frank Stella - Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna
Frank Stella - Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
Frank Stella - Exotic Birds, 1976 - L&M Arts, New York, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Polychrome Relieff - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
Moby-Dick: Frank Stella and Herman Melville - GRAM - Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Frank Stella Prints, 1980-2008 - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Frank Stella: K Series - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Polygons to Printmaking: The Work of Frank Stella, 1958-1997 - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ
space - Galerie Terminus, Munich
Frank Stella - - Galerie Haas & Fuchs - Berlin, Berlin
Frank Stella - Peter Freeman, Inc., New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Bali Series - Galerie Ficher Rohr, Basel
Frank Stella - New Work - Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Painting into Architecture - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Major Work from the von Kleist Series - Danese, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Samuelis Baumgarte Galerie,
Frank Stella: Working Collages - Loretta Howard Gallery, New York City, NY
Frank Stella - Rizziero Arte, Pescara
Frank Stella - 1958 - Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Frank Stella - Galerie Thomas Modern, Munich
Frank Stella - Galerie Thomas, Munich
Frank Stella - 1958 - The Menil Collection, Houston, TX
Frank Stella - Die Marquise von O - Galerie Daniel Templon, Paris
Frank Stella - Serie Moby Dick - MALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Frank Stella - New Work - Waddington Custot Galleries, London (England)
rank Stella - Moby Dick Series - MNBA - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Santiago Chile, Santiago
Frank Stella - Recent Work - John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Frank Stella - Rosenbaum Contemporary, Boca Raton, FL
Frank Stella: Painting in Three Dimensions - Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX

Public Collections

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
The Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC