Nedra Matteucci Galleries

Raymond Jonson

(American, 1891–1982)

watercolor no. 23 by raymond jonson

Raymond Jonson

Watercolor No. 23, 1940

Price on Request

watercolor no. 5 by raymond jonson

Raymond Jonson

Watercolor No. 5, 1940

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1891
Born in Chariton, IA
1909 - 1910
Attented Portland Art School, Portland, OR
1911
Began studies at the Chicago Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago, IL
1912 - 1917
Art director for the avant-garde Chicago Little Theater, Chicago, IL
1922
Moved to Santa Fe, NM
1934 - 1954
Instructor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1938
Co-Founder, Transcendental Painting Group, Santa Fe, NM
1950
Jonson Gallery established at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
1982
Died in Albuquerque, NM

Exhibitions

2010
To Form from Air: Music and the Art of Ray­mond Jon­son, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (solo)
The Transcendental Painting Group: Major Paintings, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
2008
Raymond Jonson: Paintings (1940 – 1970), Peyton Wright Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2007
The Modern West: American Landscapes: 1890 – 1950, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Breaking Boundaries: American Abstract Art, 1930 - 1945, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1930s: Modern American Art & Design, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
2000
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1998
Essence of the Orb, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1996
Abstraction Across America: 1934 – 1946, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1995
Collage: Made in America, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1994
Counterpoints: American Art: 1930 – 1945, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
On Paper: Abstraction in American Art, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1993
Aspects of American Abstraction: 1930 – 1942, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

Public Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC

Literature

2010
Ware, Robert. To Form from Air: Music and the Art of Raymond Jonson. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2010.