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Artist Biography: Steve Wheeler

Steve Wheeler (1912-1992)

In his résumés and various writings, Wheeler typically reinvented himself as a first-generation American born in New Salem, Pennsylvania. In fact, he was born as Stephen Brosnatch on April 3, 1912, in a village in Slovakia and adopted the Americanized name of Steve Wheeler as a translation of his mother’s family name in 1939.

In this respect, of course, he was very much a man of his time. Like a number of his contemporaries on the New York art scene-Arshile Gorky, John Graham and, for that matter, Mark Rothko-taking a new name was for Steve Wheeler but a first crucial step toward acquiring a new artistic identity. In this connection, moreover, it is hardly surprising to learn that as a prelude to that decisive moment in his career, Wheeler-or rather, Stephen Brosnatch-destroyed most of the work he had produced during what he afterwards dismissed as his years of apprenticeship to art history, thereby clearing the way for his reincarnation as Steve Wheeler.

It was to the mining town of New Salem, where his father labored in the coal mines, that Stephen Brosnatch had been brought as an infant, and it was in those same mines that Brosnatch himself went to work at age 16. Years later, Wheeler claimed it was from the voice of an “oracle” heard in a mine that he first learned of his artistic vocation-hence the title of the painting called The Oracle Visiting the 20th Century (1943)-but his decision at an early age to devote himself to art was undoubtedly assisted by an uncle who earned his living as a commercial artist in Chicago. That uncle was his first art teacher; his last and most important was Hans Hofmann, with whom Wheeler studied for two years in New York.

Notwithstanding the metaphysical and historical fables Wheeler invented about himself-and he was neither the first nor the last artist to engage in such personal myth-making-his youth reads like a story Willa Cather might have written, the story of an immigrant teenage kid working in the mines by day and devoting his nights to voracious reading, learning to play the violin and painting in the family attic. In time, Wheeler accumulated a large and extraordinary private library devoted to art history, ethnology, philosophy and psychology-some relevant and representative volumes are included in the Montclair exhibition-which fed his developing interest in a mode of pictorial art that is at once abstract in its forms and symbolic in content.

It was in the development of a pictorial style of this persuasion that the two principal influences on Wheeler’s painting-the art of the Northwest coast Indian tribes and the narrative abstraction of Paul Klee-were absorbed into a flattened, highly colored, Cubist format that probably owed something to Hofmann’s teaching methods. The result was never painterly in the Hofmannesque manner, however. It was basically a tightly controlled graphic style that gave priority to the symbolic narrative that is told and retold in virtually every picture of the artist’s mature period-a narrative in which Wheeler was intent upon mythologizing his own quest for the miraculous.

Education:
Art Students League, New York, NY
Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts, New York and Provincetown, MA

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
1939 Bessamer Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1942 Pinacotheca Gallery, New York, NY
1944 Ferargil Galleries, New York, NY
1951 New Gallery, New York, NY
1954 Town Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY. Also 1994, 1996, 1997
1997-98 The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
1998 Richard York Gallery, New York, NY. Also 1999, 2001

Selected Group Exhibitions:
1940 Artists Gallery
1941 American Fine Arts Galleries, New York, NY
1941-42 Pinacotheca Gallery, New York, NY
1942 Metropolitan Museum of Art
New Art Circle Gallery
1943 Weyhe Gallery, New York, NY
Buchholz Gallery, New York, NY
Milwaukee Art Institute, WI
1943-46 Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
Chicago Art Institute
1943-47 Whitney Museum of American Art
1944 University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
St. Louis Museum
1944-45 Pennsylvania Academy of Art, PA
1944-1950 Ferargil Galleries, New York, NY
1945 Newhouse Gallery, New York, NY
Minnesota Art Institute, Minneapolis, MN
1946 Cincinnati Museum
1946-47 New Art Circle Gallery
1947 The American Federation of the Arts, Washington, DC. Also 1948, 1949
1947-48 Chicago Art Institute
1947-51 Richmond Museum, VA
Brooklyn Museum
1948 Santa Barbara Museum
1949 Whitney Museum of American Art
Brooklyn Museum Print Exhibition, Purchase Prize
1955-57 Stable Gallery, New York, NY
1956 Tanager Gallery, New York, NY. Also 1962
1980-89 Schlesinger Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Baruch College Gallery, New York, NY
1992 Snyder Fine Art, New York, NY
1999 Native American Abstractions, David Findlay Jr., New York, NY
2003 Six Indian Space Artists, David Findlay Jr., New York, NY
2004 David Findlay Jr., New York, NY
Public Collections:
Addison Gallery of American Art
Whitney Museum of American Art
Cranbrook Museum of Art
Brooklyn Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Montclair Museum

Artist Biography: John Grillo

JOHN GRILLO
(1917- )

Education:
Hartford School of Fine Arts
San Francisco School of Fine Arts
Hans Hofmann School

Awards and Fellowships:
The Samuel S. Bender Award for Painting, San Francisco, CA, 1947
Ford Foundation Grant for Work in Lithography, 1964
Tamarind Workshop, Los Angeles, 1964
Ford Foundation Artist in Residence Appointment, 1964
Research Grant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1969 & 1976
Wistariahurst Museum, Prize for Best Sculpture, Holyoke, MA, 1981
First Prize in Oil Painting, Longmeadow Shops, Longmeadow, MA, 1983

Teaching Positions:
Visiting Artists, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1960
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, School of Visual Arts, NY, 1961
Visiting Artist, University of California at Berkeley, 1961-63, 1973
Instructor in Painting, New School for Social Research, NY, 1964-66
Visiting Artist, Iowa University at Iowa City, 1967
Visiting Artist, Studio School of New York, 1971
Professor of Fine Arts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1967-1991
Instructor in Painting and Drawing, Provincetown Art Association and Museum 1995

Corporate Collections:
The Lannan Foundation
The Geigy Collection
The Jones Library, Amherst, MA
The Yasuna Collection
The Herskovic Collection
Hale and Dorr, Attorneys at Law
Union Carbide Corporation, NY
Westinghouse Corporation, Pittsburgh
Pet Milk Company, St. Louis, NY
Olsen Foundation, Guilford, CT
The James A. Michner Foundation
The University of Texas at Austin
Bocour Artist Colors Inc., Garnerville, NY
Merrill-Lynch, NY

Public Collections:
The British Museum
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art
The Whitney Museum of American Art
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The University of Texas Museum at Austin
Dartmouth College
The Wadsworth Athenaeum
Newark Museum
Walker Art Center
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH
Bundy Art Gallery Museum, Waitsfield, VT
Smith College Museum
Bennington College
Portland Museum
Norfolk Museum
University of California Museum of Art
The University of California Museum of Art, Berkeley
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The International Museum of Erotic Art, San Francisco
The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, MA
The Worcester Museum of Art
Provincetown Art Association and Museum
The University of New Hampshire
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia
Foro de Arte Contimporaneo, Mexico City
Museo Rayo, Roldanillo Valle, Colombia
Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia
Stamford Museum of Art, CT
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, NJ
Springfield Art Museum, MO

Selected Solo Exhibitions:
Daliel Gallery, Berkeley, CA, 1947
Artist’s Gallery, NY, 1948
Tanager Gallery, NY, 1952
Tibor de Nagy Gallery, NY, 1953, 1970
Bertha Schaefer Gallery, NY, 1955, 1957, 1959
Tanager Gallery, 1960
Ankrum Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1962
Worth Ryder Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1962
Howard Wise Gallery, NY, 1961, 1962, 1963
Butler Institute, Youngstown, OH, 1964
New School for Social Research, NY, 1967
Grace Borgenicht Gallery, NY, 1975, 1977, 1978
Foro de Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, 1980
Arte Actual Gallery, Mexico City, 1981
Museo Zea, Madellin, Colombia, 1981
Jean Lumbard Fine Arts, 1982, 1983
Galeria Pluma, Bogota, Colombia, 1982
Sloan Rocotta Gallery, Mexico City, 1982
Gal A.R.T., Bogota, Colombia, 1984
University of Madellin, Madellin, Colombia, 1985
Provincetown Art Association and Museum, 1988
Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, 1985, 1987, 1989, 1991
Carlson Gallery, San Francisco, 1989
Amherst Gallery of Fine Art, Amherst, MA, 1991
The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991
The University of New Hampshire, 1997
Galerie Zhouf, Prague, 1998
Katherina Rich Perlow Gallery, NY, 1996, 1999
Aaron Galleries, Chicago, 2000
The Cove Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, 1989, 1998, 2000, 2001
Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 1998, 2000, 2002
Museo Italo Americano, San Francisco, 2002

Selected Group Exhibitions:
The Geigy Collection, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, NY, 1969
Recent Acquisitions, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1970, 1972, 1976
17th National Print Show, The Brooklyn Museum
New York University Collection, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY
Tanager Artists of the ‘50s, Roko Gallery, NY
California Artists, 1944-52, Oakland Museum, CA
Selections from Hans Hofmann and His Students, University Art Museum, University of
California, Berkeley, 1974
Collages of the Fifties, Harpsichord and Buecker Gallery, NY, 1975
The Magic Circle, The Bronx Museum of Art, NY, 1976
Painters as Poets, University Gallery, The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1977
40 Post War Painters, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY, 1977
The Hansan Purchase Fund Exhibition, The American Academy, Institute of Arts and
Letters, NY, 1978
Hans Hofmann and His Students’ Drawings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1979
Twentieth Century Art from Area Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA,
1980
IV Biennial de Arte Medellin, Medellin, Colombia, 1981
Illusions of Light, Museum of Fine Arts, Worcester, MA, 1981
Studies for Major Works by Major Artists, Jean Lumbard Gallery, NY, 1982
The Gathering of the Avant-Garde: The Lower East Side, 1948-1970, Kenkelba
Gallery, 1985
Contemporary American Collage 1960-1986, Herter Gallery, The University of
Massachusetts, Amherst, traveling exhibition, 1987-1989
Paper Trails: San Francisco Abstract Expressionist Prints, Drawings and Watercolors,
The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz, CA, 1993
New York-Provincetown: A 50s Connection, The Provincetown Art Association and
Museum, MA, 1994
Provincetown Abstract Paintings 1915-1950 from the Penny and Hilton Yasuna
Collection, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, MA 1994
The San Francisco School of Abstract Expressionism, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna
Beach, CA, 1996
Pioneers of 20th Century Art, Robert Green Fine Arts, Mill Valley, CA, 2001
Karl Kasten companiles and UC Berkeley Art Friends, Galerie Sho, Tokyo, Japan,
2002

 

 

Artist Biography: Myron Stout

MYRON STOUT (1908-1987)

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
De Menil Collection, Houston
Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Seattle Art Museum, Washington
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Portland Art Museum, Portland, ME

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

William H. Alexander
Whitney Armstrong
Richard Brown Baker
Richard Bellamy
Charles H. Carpenter, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Douglas III
Martha Edelheit
Linda Eisinger
Dr. and Mrs. Aaron H. Esman
Jackie Fowler
Kenneth Freed
Mr. and Mrs. B.H. Friedman
Mr. and Mrs. Gary Galkin
Agnes Gund
Susan Harris
William Hokin
Flora M. Irving
Philip Johnson
Dody Muller
Maia Muller
McCrory Corporation
Barbara Onorati
La Riviere Collection, Montreal
Louisa Sarofim
Sanford Schwartz and Carol Obedin
Roberta Smith
Tiffany Bell

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1954- “Myron Stout Paintings” Stable Gallery, New York, April 5-24
1957- “Myron Stout: Drawings-Paintings” Hansa Gallery, New York, March 4-23
1977- “Myron Stout: Paintings and Drawings” Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston,
May 14-July 30
1980- “Myron Stout” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, February 5 – April 6
“Myron Stout Drawings” Cherrystone Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, July 26 – August 8
1990- “Myron Stout: Pathways and Epiphanies” Dia Art Foundation, Bridgehampton, NY,
July 21-October 7
1992- “Myron Stout: Landscape Drawings” Washburn Gallery, NY, April 2 – May 29
“Myron Stout” Oil & Steel Gallery, Kent Fine Art, Flynn, October-December
1994- “Myron Stout: Paintings circa 1950″ Washburn Gallery, NY, January 29-March 12
1997- “Myron Stout: Paintings” Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, May 2-June 6
“Myron Stout” Annamarie Verna Galerie, Zurich Switzerland, May 28-July 16
“Myron Stout: The Unfinished Paintings” Washburn Gallery, NY, October 29-
November 29
1998- “Myron Stout” Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland June 14 – July 26
2002- “Myron Stout: Studies for Drawings” Washburn Gallery, NY, April 4 – May 18
2005- “Myron Stout: Paintings c. 1950,” Washburn Gallery, NY March 8 – April 16
2007- “Myron Stout: Paintings and Drawings,” Washburn Gallery, NY March 8 – April 21

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

1955- “Benefit Exhibition” Hansa Gallery, New York, December 5-24
1958- “Lily Brody, Jean Follett, Myron Stout: Drawings” Hansa Gallery, New York,
May 12-31
“Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors Drawings”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, November 15, 1958-January 4, 1959
“The 1958 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture” Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, December 5, 1958 – February 8, 1959
1959- “Recent Acquisitions” Museum of Modern Art, New York, January 30 – April 19
“Painting Since 1945: A Collection in the Making” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, March 18 – April 19
“100 Works on Paper: I United States” Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,
April 3 – May 3
1960- “Modern Classicism” David Herbert Gallery, New York, February 8-27
“New Talent in the USA, 1960″ Organized by the American Federation of the Arts,
New York. Traveled in the United States, April, 1960 – June, 1961.
“Gallery Group Show: Paintings, Sculptures and Drawings” The Green Gallery, New York, December 13, 1960 – January 7, 1961
1961- “Gallery Group Show: The Green Gallery, New York, May 30 – June 25
“Jean Follett, Mark Di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, Lucas Samaras, Myron Stout”
The Green Gallery, New York, September 19-October 14
“Purism” David Herbert Gallery, New York, October 2 – 28
1962- Geometric Abstraction in America” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
March 20 – May 13
“Gallery Group Show” The Green Gallery, New York, April 10 -?
1963- “Black and White” Jewish Museum, December 12, 1963 – February 5, 1964
“The Classic Spirit in Twentieth Century Art” Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, February 4 – 29
1965- “Art of the 50’s and 60’s: Selections From the Richard Brown Baker Collection.” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, April 25 – July 5
1967- “Gallery Group Show” Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York
1968- “Plus by Minus: Today’s Half Century” Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo,
March 3 – 14
1969- “Thirty-first Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting”
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 1 – March 16
“Selected Sculpture and Works on Paper” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
October – November 14
1970- “Gallery Group Show” Noah Goldowsky Gallery, New York, May
“Art on Paper 1970″ Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro,
November 15 – December 20
1973- “American Drawings 1963 – 73″ Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
May 25 – July 22
1975- American Art Since 1945: From the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Traveled to Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA, October 20 – November 30, and elsewhere in the United States through April 17, 1977
1976- “Tenth Street Days: The Co-ops of the 1950’s” Amos Eno, 14 Sculptors, Noho, Pliades and Ward-Nasse galleries, New York, December 20, 1976 – January 7, 1977
1977- “Permanent Collection: Thirty Years of American Art 1945 – 1975″
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, January 29 – October 23
“Provincetown Painters: 1890’s – 1970’s” Everson Museum of American Art, Syracuse, New York, April 1 – June 26th. Traveled to Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, August 15 – September 5
“Cape Cod as an Art Colony” Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, MA,
April 30 – October 16
“Works on Paper: American Art 1945 – 1975″ Organized by the Washington Art Consortium, Seattle. Traveled to museums in western Washington.
1978- “20th Century American Drawings: Five Years of Acquisitions (100 American Drawings and Works on Paper)” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 28 – October 1
“New England Connections” Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, November, 1978 – January,
1979- “Hans Hofmann as Teacher: His Student’s Drawings” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, January 23 – March 4
1979- “Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection. Organized by the McCrory Corporation, New York. Traveled to Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, October 14 – November 25, and in the United States and Japan through December 21, 1984
1980- “Geometric Tradition in American Painting: 1920 – 1980″ Rosa Esman and Marilyn Pearl Galleries, New York, April 8 – May 17
“Fiftieth Anniversary Gifts” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York,
April 8 – May 17
“Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students” Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, August 1 – October 12
1981- “Contemporary Americans: Museum Collection and Recent Acquisitions”
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, January 29 – April 12
“Recent Acquisitions: Drawings” Museum of Modern Art, New York, March 19 – June 2
“The New Spiritualism: Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture” Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York, September 9 – 26
“Drawing Acquisitions, 1978 – 1981″ Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
September 17 – November 15
“American Paintings and Sculptures: 1955 – 1981″ Oil and Steel Gallery, New York
October 20 – December 5
1982- “The Season in Review” Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, March 2-27
“Contemporary Painting and Sculpture II: 1950 – 1981″ Oil and Steel Gallery, New York
May 15 – June 30
“Exhibition of Works by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards” American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York,
May 18 – June 13
“Sculpture Painting Drawing III” Oil and Steel Gallery, New York, October –
December 18
“In Our Time: Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum 1948 – 82″ Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, October 23 – January 2, 1983
“Hans Hofmann As Teacher: Drawings by Hofmann and His Students.” Organized by the American Federation of Arts, New York. Traveled in the United States and Canada
1983- “Drawing Conclusions: A Survey of American Drawings, 1958 – 1983″ Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles, January 29 – February 26
“New York to Bennington: Paintings” Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington VT, March 15 – 31
“Affinities: Myron Stout, Bill Jensen, Brice Marden, Terry Winters” Hayden Gallery, Massachussets Institute of Technology, Cambridge, May 7 – June 26
“Contemporary Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings (IV) : 1956 – 1983″
Oil and Steel Gallery, New York, May 17 – June 11, September 20 – October 15
“Black and White” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, June 25 – August 13
1983- “Subtleties” Sutton Gallery, New York, December 1983 – January 14, 1984
“I Knew it to be So!” Forrest Bess, Alfred Jensen, Myron Stout: Theory and Visionary” New York Studio School, New York, March 30 – May 2. Traveled to Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, May 18 – June 29
“Three Artist: Leslie, Stout, di Suvero” Oil and Steel Gallery, New York
September 18 – November 3
“Ec cen tric Im age(s)” Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, October 20 – November 24
1985- “Fortissimo! Thirty Years From the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art” Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, March 1 – April 28.
Traveled to San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego June 29 – August 11, and
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR, October 1 – November 10
“Phillip Johnson: Selected Gifts” Museum of Modern Art, New York, April 10 –
October 27
“Cinquant ans de dessins Americains: 1930 – 1980″ Organized by the Menil Collection, Houston. Traveled to Ecole National Superieure des Beaux Arts, Paris, May 3 – July 13, and Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadtische Galerie, Frankfurt am Main, November 28, 1985 – January 26, 1986
“An Invitational” Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, June 18 – January 26, 1986
1985- “American Abstract Painting: 1960 – 1980″ Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
June 18 – August 24
1986- “Carol Dunham, Paul Feely, Gary Stephan, Myron Stout, Phillip Taaffe”
Donald Young Gallery, Chicago, May 2 – 31
“Structure/Abstraction” Hill Gallery, Birmingham, MI, May 31-June 26
“Major Acquisitions Since 1980: Selected Paintings and Sculpture”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, September 18-November 30
“Hans Hofmann and His Legacy” Lever/Myerson Gallery, New York, October 15 – December 12
1987- “Metaphor: Myron Stout, Richard Tuttle, Richard Wentworth, Win Knowlton” Kent Fine Art, New York, February 12 – March 14
“Strong Statements in Black and White” James Goodman Gallery, New York,
October 6 – 31
1987- “Lead” Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, December 3, 1987 – January 16, 1988
1988- “Vital Signs: Organic Abstraction from the Permanent Collection”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, April 27 – July 17
1989- “Bilderstreit: Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst Seit 1990″ Rheinhallen der Kolner Messe, Cologne, April 8 – June 28 Organized by Museum Ludwig, Cologne
“A Decade of American Drawings: 1980 – 1989″ Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Los Angeles
July 15 – August 26
“Art in Place: Fifteen Years of American Acquisitions”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, July 27-October 22
1992- “Plane Truths”, Washburn Gallery, New York, February 18-March 28
1993- “Plane Truths”, Washburn Gallery, New York, September 8-October 9
“In a Classical Vein: Works from the Permanent Collection,”
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
1994- “Provincetown Prospects: The Works of Hans Hofmann and His Students”
Boston University Art Gallery, January 22-February 27, 1994
“Drawings from the 60s,” Pace Drawings, New York, December 2-January 7, 1995
1995- “Essence and Persuasion: The Power of Black and White,”
Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York, April 1-May 13
“Works on Paper,” Mathew Marks Gallery, New York
“From the Collection: Abstraction Pure & Simple,” Museum of Modern Art, New York
1996- “Texas Modern and Post-Modern,” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
“Forrest Bess & Myron Stout, Paintings from the 50s” Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich
November 23, 1996-January 25, 1997
2003- “A Bend in the Road” Maier Museum of Art, Lynchburg, August 30 – November 30

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Seckler, Dorothy., “Can Painting be Taught?” Artnews 50, No. 1, March, 1951, pp. 39 – 40, 63 -64.
Feinstein, Sam., “Fortnight in Review: the Unified Image.” Art Digest 28, no. 1, April 1, 1954, p. 16.
Porter, Fairfield., “Reviews and Previews: Myron Stout.” Artnews 53, no. 2, April, 1957, p. 58.
Pollet, Elizabeth., “In the Galleries: Myron Stout.” Arts Magazine 31, no. 6, March, pp. 58 – 59.
Tyler, Parker., “Reviews and Previews: Myron Stout.” Artnews 56, no. 1, March, 1957, p. 12.
Butler, Barbara., “In the Galleries: Brody, Follett, Stout.” Arts Magazine 32, no. 9, June, 1958, p. 53.
Annual Exhibition: Sculpture, Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1958
The Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture. Exhibition catalog, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, 1958 Introduction by Gordon Bailey Washburn.
Painting Since 1945: A Collection in the Making. Exhibition catalog, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1959 (Richard Brown Baker Collection.)
Tillim, Sidney., “What Happened to Geometry?” Arts Magazine 33, no. 9, June, 1959, pp. 38 – 44
Canaday, John., New Talent USA: Painting.” Art in America 48, no. 1, Spring, 1960, pp. 22 – 29. Includes statement by the artist, p. 58. (“New Talent Artists: Statements and Statistics, Painters,” chosen by Dorothy C. Miller).
Sabbath, Lawrence., “Paul Lariviere.” Canadian Art 18, no. 3, May – June (special issue on collecting), pp. 170 – 73
Purism. Exhibition catalog, David Herbert Gallery, New York, 1961. Essay by Georgine Oeri.
Seuphor, Michel. Abstract Painting: Fifty Years of Accomplishment, from Kandinsky to the Present. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1962.
Geometric Abstraction in America. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1962. Essay by John Gordon.
Kaprow, Allan. “Impurity.” Artnews 61, no. 9, January, 1963, pp. 30 – 33, 52 – 55.
Black and White. Exhibition catalog, Jewish Museum, New York, 1963. Introduction by Ben Heller.
Sandler, Irving., “In the Art Galleries.” New York Post, December 29, 1963, magazine, p. 14l.
The Classic Spirit in Twentieth Century Art. Exhibition catalog, Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1964
American Drawings. Exhibition catalog, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1964. Essay by Lawrence Alloway.
Judd, Donald., “In the Galleries: American Drawings.” Arts Magazine 39, no. 2, November, 1965, p. 59
Art of the 50’s and 60’s: Selections from the Richard Brown Baker Collection. Exhibition catalog, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT., 1965. Essay by Richard Brown Baker.
Plus by Minus: Today’s Half Century. Exhibition catalog, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 1968. Essay by Douglas MacAgy.
Thirty-first Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting. Exhibition catalog, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1968.
Gold, Barbara., “Corcoran Biennial: New Sensibility in Washington.” Arts Magazine 43, no. 6, April, 1969, pp. 28 -31.
Selected Sculpture and Works on Paper. Exhibition catalog, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1969. Introduction by Thomas M. Messer.
Acconci, Vito., “Reviews and Previews: John Chamberlain, Burgoyne Diller, Mark di Suvero, Myron Stout.” Artnews 68, no. 9, January, 1970, p. 12.
American Drawings 1963 – 1973. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1973. Essay by Elke M. Solomon.
Borden, Lizzie., “Art Economics and the Whitney Drawing Show.” Artforum 12, no. 2, October, 1973, pp. 85 – 88.
Schwartz, Sanford., “Myron Stout.” Artforum 13, no 7, March, 1975, pp. 38 – 43.
American Art Since 1945: From the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Exhibition catalog, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1975. Essay by Alicia Legg
“The Talk of the Town: Ambassador.” New Yorker, November 10, 1975, p. 38.
Friedman, B.H., “Too Little Attention: Art Chronicle.” New Boston Review 2, no. 3, Winter/January, 1977, p. 17
Provincetown Painters: 1890’s – 1970’s. Exhibition catalog, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY., 1977. Essays by Ronald A. Kuchta and Dorothy Gees Seckler.
Cape Cod as an Art Colony. Exhibition catalog, Heritage Plantation of Sandwich, MA., 1977. Introduction by H. R. Bradley Smith; essay by April Kingsley in collaboration with Fritz Bultman.
Ennis, Michael., “Review: Art.” Texas Monthly 5. no. 8, August, 1977, pp. 110, 112.
Tenth Street Days: The Co-ops of the 50’s. Exhibition catalog, Education and Art Service, Inc., New York, 1977. Introduction by Dore Ashton; essay by Joellen Bard.
Works on Paper: American Art 1945 – 1975. Exhibition catalog, The Washington Arts Consortium, Seattle, 1977.
Sandler, Irving., The New York School: The Painters and Sculptors of the Fifties. New York: Harper and Row, 1978.
Twentieth Century American Drawings: Five Years of Acquisitions. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1978. Essay by Paul Cummings.
Days Lumberyard Studios: Provincetown 1914 – 1971. Exhibition catalog, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, 1978. Essay by Ben Brooks.
Masheck, Joseph. “Pictures of Art.” Artforum 17, no. 9, May, 1979, pp. 26 – 37.
Maartens, Katherine., Myron Stout. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Hunter College, New York, 1979 (Based on a Series of Taped Interviews).
Constructivism and the Geometric Tradition: Selections from the McCrory Corporation Collection. New York, 1979. Essay by Willy Rotzler.
Bell, Tiffany., “Myron Stout’s Complexity in Simplicity.” Artforum 18, no. 5, January, pp. 47 – 51.
Myron Stout. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1980. Introduction by B.H. Friedman; essay by Sanford Schwartz; excerpts from the artist’s journals.
Rose, Barbara., “Talking About… Art: Big ‘Little Master.'” Vogue, February, 1980, p. 68.
Kramer, Hilton., “Art: Myron Stout Ushered into Limelight.” New York Times, February 8, 1980, p. C26.
Zimmer, William., “Myron Stout: The Whitney Museum.” Soho Weekly News, February 13, 1980, p. 25.
Rothschild, Judith., “Myron Stout at Whitney.” Art World 4, no. 6, February 15/March 15,1980, pp. 1, 4.
Marzorati, Gerald., “Artful Dodger.” Soho Weekly News, February 20, 1980, p. 22.
Rickey, Carrie., Uptown: Myron Stout.” Village Voice, February 25, p. 69.
Perl, Jed., “On Myron Stout.” Art in America 68, no. 3, March, 1980, pp. 107 – 111.
Ashbery, John., “Stylish Stouts.” New York Magazine, March 3, 1980, pp. 97 – 98.
Shuebrook, Ron., “Myron Stout.” Arts Magazine 54, no. 8, April, 1980, p. 9.
Hans Hofmann as Teacher: Drawings by His Students. Exhibition catalog, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, 1980. Essays by Fritz Bultman and Cynthia Goodman.
The New Spiritualism: Transcendent Images in Painting and Sculpture. Exhibition catalog, Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York, 1981. Introduction by April Kingsley.
Drawing Acquisitions, 1978 – 1981. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1981. Essay by Paul Cummings.
Schwartz, Sanford. The Art Presence. New York, Horizon Press, 1982.
Raynor, Vivien., “Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture II: Oil and Steel.” New York Times, June 25, 1982, p. C21.
In Our Times: Houston’s Contemporary Art’s Museum 1948 – 1982, Exhibition catalog, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 1982. Essay by Cheryl A. Brutvan.
Glueck, Grace. “The Artists’ Artists.” Artnews 81, no. 9, November, 1982, pp. 90 – 100.
New York to Bennington: Paintings. Exhibition catalog. Suzanne Lemberg Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, 1983. Essay by Emily Sorkin.
Affinities: Myron Stout, Bill Jensen, Brice Marden, and Terry Winters. Exhibition catalog, Hayden Gallery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1983. Essay by Kathy Halbreich.
Baker, Kenneth. “Art/The Elective Affinities: Taking Stock of Anti-Expressionism.” Boston Phoenix, June 21, sec. 3, p. 5.
Subtleties, 1983. Exhibition catalog, Sutton Gallery, New York. Essay by Jeffrey Wechsler.
Raynor, Vivien., “Art: A Modest Survey Spotlighting ‘Subtleties’.” New York Times, December 30, 1983, p. C20.
I Knew it to be So!” Forrest Bess, Alfred Jensen, Myron Stout: Theory and the Visionary. Exhibition catalog, New York Studio School, New York, 1984. Traveled to Center for the Arts, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. Essays by John Yau, David Reed, Lawrence Luhring, and Thomas Hudspeth.
Brenson, Michael., “Three Artists: Leslie, Stout, di Suvero: Oil and Steel.” New York Times, May 25, 1984, p. C21.
Fortissimo! Thirty Years from the Richard Brown Baker Collection of Contemporary Art. Exhibition catalog, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 1985. Essay by Richard Brown Baker.
Cinquante ans de dessins Americains: 1930 – 1980. Exhibition catalog, Menil Foundation, Houston, 1985. Introduction by Walter Hopps; catalog by Walter Hopps and Neil Printz.
Raynor, Vivien., “An Invitational: Condeso/Lawler Gallery.” New York Times, July 26, 1985, p. C22.
Stout, Myron., “Selections from the Journal of Myron Stout.” New Observations, 1985, no. 37, pp. 13 – 21. Selected by Tiffany Bell.
Stout, Myron. “Journal Excerpts, 1950 – 54.” Shankpainter 26, Spring, 1986, pp. 49 -52.
Hans Hofmann and His Legacy. Exhibition catalog, Lever/Myerson Gallery, New York, 1986. Essay by Cynthia Goodmman.
Painting and Sculpture Acquisitions, 1973 – 1986. Catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1986. Essay by Patterson Sims.
Metaphor: Myron Stout, Richard Tuttle, Richard Wentworth, Win Knowlton. Exhibition catalog, Kent Fine Art, New York, 1987. Introduction by Susan Harris.
Stout, Myron. “Myron Stout: Selections from the Artist’s Journals.” Provincetown Arts 3, no. 1, Summer, 1987, pp. 80 – 82.
Brenson, Michael., “Myron Stout, Abstract Artist and Minimalist is Dead at 79.” New York Times, August 8, 1987 p. 50.
Lead, Exhibition catalog, Hirschl and Adler Modern, New York, 1987. Introduction by Klaus Kertess.
Smith, Roberta., “‘Lead': Hirschl and Adler Modern.” New York Times, January 15, 1988, p. C24.
Bomb, no. 22, Winter, 1988, pp. 38 – 39, ill.
Vital Signs: Organic Constructions from the Permanent Collection. Exhibition catalog, Whitney Museum of American Art., New York, 1988. Essay by Lisa Phillips.
Bilderstreit: Widerspruch, Einheit und Fragment in der Kunst Seit 1960. Exhibition catalog, Whitney
Museum of American Art, New York, 1989. Essays by Tom Armstrong and Susan C. Larsen.
Russell, John., “One and a Half Decades of Whitney Acquisitions.” New York Times, July 28, 1989. p. C22.
Russell, John., “Adding Up Costs of Changes at the Top.” New York Times, March 18, 1990, sec. 2, pp. 37 – 39.
Myron Stout: Pathways and Epiphanies. Exhibition catalog, Dia Art Foundation, New York, 1990. Introduction and essay by Henry Geldzahler.
Braff, Phyllis., “Emotional Skies and Forms.” New York Times, August 5, 1990, sec. 12, p. L.I. 13.
Myron Stout. Exhibition catalog, Inverleith House, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1992