Norman Bluhm

(American, 1921–1999)

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Norman Bluhm

Untitled, 1960

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Norman Bluhm

Winter, 1961

Biography

Timeline

1921
Born in Chicago, IL
1936 - 1941
Studied architecture with Mies van der Rohe at Armour Institute of Technology (later Illiniois Institute of Technology), Chicago, IL
1941 - 1945
United States Army Air Force
1945
Returned to architecture studies at Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
1946
Studied at Accademia de Belle Arte, Florence, Italy
1947
Studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, France
1949
Acted in Jean Cocteau’s film Orphée
1999
Died in East Wallingford, VT

Exhibitions

2007
The Late Paintings of Norman Bluhm, Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, TX (solo)
James Graham & Sons Gallery Booth, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (solo)
Norman Bluhm: Selected Works from 1976 to 1989, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (group)
2005
New York School, Another View, Opalka Gallery, The Sages Colleges, Albany, NY (group)
Norman Bluhm, Works on Paper from the 70s, 80s and 90s, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY (solo)
Norman Bluhm, Three Paintings, JG Contemporary, New York, NY (solo)
2004
An American Odyssey: 1945 19080, Circulo do Bellas Artes, Madrid, Spain (group)
Recent Acquisitions: Framing the Collection Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (group)
Modern American Painting, from the NYU Art Collection, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork, Ireland (group)
2003
Abstract per se, Red Dot, New York, NY (group)
2002
Norman Bluhm Drawings, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA (solo)
Ideal Abstraction, 1955 - 1965, Karl Benjamin and Norman Bluhm, Gary Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY (solo)
2001
1950–1965, Abstraction on Paper, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (group)
2000
Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and 60s, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY (group)
Group Exhibition, Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (group)
1999
In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O’Hara and American Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; traveled to Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (group)
O’Hara, Bluhm & Goldberg, Un poeta e due pittori a New York negli anni ‘50, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Rocca, Chiavari, Genova (group)
1998
Dreams for the Next Century, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY (group)
1997
Bluhm, Burton, and Frank, Kunstruimte Wagemans, Beetsterzwaag, The Netherlands (group)
Colorflex, Apex Art C.P. New York, NY (group)
Torino Parigi New York Osaka. Tapié. Un Art Autre, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino (group)

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Nelson-Atkins Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada
The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC