Mary Ryan Gallery

Philip Guston

(American, 1913–1980)

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Philip Guston

Studio Corner, 1980

Price on Request



Born in Montreal, Canada
Attended classes at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, CA; disappointed in the traditional art curriculum, left after only three months
Joined Federal Administration Art Project, Works Progress Administration
1941 - 1945
Served as artist-in-residence, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Recipient, First Prize in Painting, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1945 - 1947
Served as artist-in-residence, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Recipient, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Recipient, Prix de Rome from American Academy in Rome, Italy
Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Recipient, Ford Foundation Grant
Recipient, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship


Philip Guston: Late Paintaings, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland (solo)
Collecting Biennials, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, USA
Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, USA
Philip Guston, Roma, Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, Italy (solo)
Philip Guston 1954-1958, L&M Arts, New York, USA (solo)
Ventrioloquist, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
Second Thoughts, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, USA
For the Spirit: From the UBS Art Collection, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
No Answer is also an answer, Recent Acquisitions 2005-2007, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Philip Guston/Jasper Johns, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, USA
The New Landscape/The New Still Life, Soutine and Modern Art, Cheim & Read, New York, USA
Enigma Variations: Guston and de Chirico, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, USA
Philip Guston: Drawings, McKee Gallery, New York, USA (solo)
Philip Guston, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England
Surrealism USA, National Academy Museum, New York, USA; traveled to Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA
BIG BANG, Centre Pompidou, Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
Philip Guston, Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
Philip Guston, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, England (solo)
Philip Guston: Retrospective, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, USA (solo)
Small Work/Large Scale, Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, USA
Philip Guston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA (solo)
Philip Guston Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA (solo)
Philip Guston: Poor Richard, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, USA (solo)
Philip Guston, Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, The Netherlands (solo)
2000 - 2001
Painting the Century, 101 Portrait masterpieces 1900-2000, National Portrait Gallery, London, England

Public Collections

National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain
Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía(MNCARS), Madrid, Spain
Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Tate Britain, London, U.K
Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, MI
Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, Boston, MA
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA
Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, IA
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY
Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Saint Louis, MO
San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, TX
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA


Schreier, Christoph. Philip Guston Works on Paper. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2007
Auping, Michael. Philip Guston: Retrospective. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2006
Feld, Ross. Guston in Time: Remembering Philip Guston. Berkley: Counterpoint, 2003
Kunstmuseum Bonn. Philip Guston: Paintings/Tableaux 1947-1979. Bonn: Stadt Bonn, 2001
Storr, Robert. Philip Guston (Modern Masters Series, Vol. 11). New York: Abbeville Press, 1991