Biography

1923 Born in Kansas City
Joined up with the US Naval Air Corps during World War II
Studied at the Art Students League
1953 Moved to Paris after a period of travel
1956 Co-edited 'Observations of Michel Tapié'
First solo American show, at the Martha Jackson Gallery
1958 Began his 'Eyes of the Dove' series
1971 Retrospective at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
1977 Received the Life Achievement Award from the Butler Institute of American Art, and the medal of the City of Paris
1980 Made Officer of Arts and Letters
1982 Received the Humanitarian Award from the National Committee of Arts for the Handicapped
1983 Made Commander of Arts and Letters
2012 Died

Selected solo exhibitions

1954 Studio Paul Facchetti, Paris
1957 Galerie Stadler, Paris
1958 Arthur Tooth and Sons, London
1964 Tokyo Gallery, Tokyo
1969 Martha Jackson Gallery, New York
1973 Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara
1977 Sears Bank and Trust Company, Chicago
1980 Contemporary Gallery, Dallas
1983 Alex Roseberg Gallery, New York
1987 Musée Picasso, Antibes
1994 Gallery Art Point, Tokyo
2001 Galeria Proarta, Zurich
2003 Redfern Gallery, London
2007 Redfern Gallery, London
2012 Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley
2016 D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York

Selected group exhibitions

1954 Galerie Arnaud, Paris, 'Divergences'
1956 Museum of Modern Art, New York ‘Recent Drawings’
1959 Recent Developments in Painting II. Arthur Tooth & Sons, London
1962 Royal Academy of Arts, London ‘Primitives to Picasso’
1965 Redfern Gallery, London ‘Lithographies de l'Atelier Mourlot’
1977 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris ‘Quelques Américains à Paris’
1982 Paris Art Center, Paris ‘Les Américains de Paris’
1987 Espace Belleville, Paris ‘Abstractions Lyriques: Paris 1945-1955’
1991 The Tate Gallery, London ‘The Helena and Kenneth Levy Bequest, Fourteen Twentieth Century Works for the Collection’
1993 Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France ‘Collection de la Fondation Maeght: un choix de 150 œuvres’
1998 Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn ‘Masters of Color and Light, Homer, Sargent and the American Watercolor Movement’
2002 Pinakothek der Moderne, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Munich ‘Kunst des 20 Jahrhunderts’
2004 Redfern Gallery, London ‘Modern and Contemporary Prints, Part Two’
2007 Redfern Gallery, London ‘A Selection of 20th Century and Contemporary Paintings, Works on Paper and Sculpture’
2012 Christie's, Paris ‘Un Art Autre? Artistes autour de Michel Tapié, une Exposition’
2014 Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton ‘Rothko to Richter: Mark-Making in Abstract Painting from the Collection of Preston H. Haskell’
2016 Galeria Proarta, Zurich ‘The Power of Colour’

Selected Collections

UK University School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth
Ulster Museum, National Museum Northern Ireland, Belfast
National Museum Wales, Cardiff
Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull
Peter Scott Gallery, Lancaster University, Lancaster
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
British Museum, Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Gallery Oldham, Oldham
France Musée Picasso, Antibes
Musée National d’Art Moderne-Centre Pompidou, Paris
Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
Germany
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hanover
The Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, Neue Pinakothek, Munich
Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Japan
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
The National Museum of Art, Osaka
The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
The Museum of Modern Art, Toyoma
Netherlands
The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
United States
UB Anderson Gallery and the Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo
Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art and the Morgan Library & Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
The Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution [an extensive collection of the artist’s works from the 1950s to the 70s], the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the National Gallery, Washington DC