Manny Farber

(American, 1917–2008)

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Manny Farber

Untitled, ca. 1967–1975

Price on Request

untitled by manny farber

Manny Farber

Untitled, ca. 1967–1975

Price on Request

untitled by manny farber

Manny Farber

Untitled, ca. 1967–1975

Price on Request

Biography

Timeline

1934 - 1937
Studies at University of California, Berkeley; Stanford University; California School of Fine Arts, San Francisco; Rudolf Schaefer School of Design, San Francisco
1917
Born in Douglas, Arizona

1942
Begins career as art critic, then film critic for The New Republic. In the following three decades writes for The Nation, Time, Commentary, The New Leader, Cavalier Film Comment, and Artforum.
1951
First group exhibition
1957
First solo exhibition
1969
Joins the visual arts faculty at the University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1987
Retires from teaching
1999
Lives and works in Leucadia, CA
Awards

1978-1979
Guggenheim Fellowship
1977-1978
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellowship for Independent Study
1973
Academic Senate Research Grant, University of California, San Diego
1971
Academic Senate Research Grant University of California at San Diego
1968
National Endowment for the Arts Grant
1967
Guggenheim Fellowship
1957
Graybar Fellowship

Collections

Art of the Americas Collection, The Michener Collection, University of Texas , Austin, TX
Allendale Insurance Company, Boston, MA
Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
John Muir College, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA
Prudential Life Insurance, Neward, NY
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Worcester Museum, Worcester, MA

Exhibitions

2003
Manny Farber: About Face, Museum off Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla, CA. Traveled to Austin Museum of Art, Texas; PS1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, New York, catalogue. (solo)
Manny Farber New Small Paintings, Quint Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA (solo)
2000
Made In California: Art, Image, And Identity, 1900-2000, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Visual Arts 30th Anniverary Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Perception and Experience: Works from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
1996
Charles Cowles Gallery NYC
1994
Quint Gallery La Jolla, CA
Frumkin/Adams Gallery NYC
Manny Farber: Recent Work, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
1993
Rosa Esman Gallery NYC
Mandeville Gallery, Univ. of Calif. at San Diego La Jolla, CA
1992
Quint Krichman Projects La Jolla, CA
1991
Quint Krichman Projects La Jolla, CA

Literature

Catalogues

2003
Davies, Hugh, Jonathan Crary, Stephanie Hanor, Sheldon Nodelman, Robert Polito and Robert Walsh. Manny Farber: About Face, (La Jolla, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art
Yard, Sally. Two for the Road: Sketchbooks of Patricia Patterson and Manny Farber, (La Jolla, CA, Athenaeum Music and Arts Library)
1991
Yard, Sally. Manny Farber: Paintings of the Eighties, (La Jolla, CA, Quint•Krichman Projects).
1988
Perrine, Robert. San Diego Artsts, Artra Publishing, Inc., Encinitas, CA
1985
Crary, Jonathan, Patrick Amos, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and Kevin Parker. Manny Farber, (Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art).
1978
Goldin, Amy and Richard Armstrong. Manny Farber, (La Jolla, CA: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art)

Bibliography - Critical Reviews of Farber's Painting

2003
Freudenheim, Susan. “Moving Pictures”, Los Angeles Times, September 28, Calendar,pp. E35, E44-45.
Pincus, Robert. “The man of 1,000 faces”, San Diego Union-Tribune, September 19, pp. 26-28.
2002
Polito, Robert. “Painter of Pictures,” Artforum 40, no. 5, April, pp. 122-27
2000
Jones, Kent, 'The Throbbing Acuity of Negative Space,' Film Comment, Mar./Apr., pp. 14-16.
1996
Wolcott, James. 'Manny Farber's Termite Art', Vanity Fair, May 1, pp. 40, 43.
Amos, Patrick and Jean-Pierre Gorin, 'The Farber Machine', Art in America, April,pp. 176-85, 207.
1985 Knight, Christopher. 'Farber Makes Difficulty Attractive', Los Angeles Herald Examiner November 24, pg. Sec. E2.
1983
Crary, Jonathan. 'Manny Farber at Larry Gagosian', Art in America, December, pg. 155.
1973
Baker, Kenneth. 'Review of Exhibitions: Manny Farber at Parker 470', Art in America, May/June, pg. 106.
1971
Linville, Kasha. 'Manny Farber, O.K. Harris', Artforum, April, pp. 81-2.