Jack Youngerman

b. 1926
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1926 Born, St. Louis, MO, moved with family to Louisville, KY in 1929.
1943-44 1946-47 University of Missouri
1944-46 U.S. Navy, University of North Carolina
1947-49 Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris
1949-55 Lived and worked in Paris
1956 Returned to United States; lived New York City 1956-1995.
1995 - Resides in Bridgehampton, New York.



Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Carnegie Institute, Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
The Chase Manhattan Bank, New York
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
The Empire State Collection, Albany, NY
Foundation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence, France
High Museum, Atlanta, GA
Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Hunter College of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebach, Denmark
Meade Art Museum, Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
The Newark Museum, NJ
New School for Social Research, New York, NY
Olympic Sculpture Park, Seoul, South Korea
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, KY
Musee de Grenoble, Grenoble France
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
Reynolds Metals Corporation, Richmond, VA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, OK
University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Wichita Art Museum, KS
Worchester Art Museum, MA
Yale University Art Center, New Haven, CT


1951 Galerie Arnaud, Paris
1958 Betty Parsons Gallery, New York (1960, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1968)
1959 Museum of Modern Art, New York, "Sixteen Americans"
1962 Galerie Lawrence, Paris (also 1965)
1963 Galeria dell' Ariete, Milan
Everett Ellen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1965 Worcester Art Museum, MA
1966 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Galerie Adrian Maeght, Paris
1968 The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC
1971 Pace Gallery, New York, NY (1972, 1975)
J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, MI
Berenson Gallery, Miami, FL
1972 Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR
1972-73 Seattle Art Museum, WA
1973 The Arts Club of Chicago, IL
Galerie Denise Rene, Paris
Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris
1975 Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
1976 Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
1978 Truman Gallery, New York, "Drawings"
1981 Washburn Gallery, New York (1982, 1984, 1985)
Central Park, New York, "Sculpture Grove." Public Art Fund, NY (May-October)
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, NY, "Recent Prints"
1982 The Fine Arts Center, S.U.N.Y, Stony Brook, NY
1984 Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA
1986 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
1987 Washburn Gallery, New York
1989-90 Heland Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm
1991 Washburn Gallery, New York
1996 Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, East Hampton, NY
1997 Washburn Gallery, New York, "Recent Sculpture"
1999 Washburn Gallery, New York, "Paintings & Works on Paper, Paris, c. 1950"
2000 Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, "Jack Youngerman: Recent Sculpture and Drawings"
2001 Washburn Gallery, New York, "Wood Relief Paintings and Watercolors"
2003 Washburn Gallery, New York, "Recent Wood Relief Paintings"
2005 The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, "Folding Screen Paintings"
The Drawing Room, East Hampton, New York, "Color Pencil Drawings"
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, "Jack Youngerman: Prints from the 1960s"
2006 Washburn Gallery, New York , "Jack Youngerman: 159 Works on Paper"
Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, "Jack Youngerman: Prints from the 1970s"
2009 Washburn Gallery, New York, "Jack Youngerman: Triads/Quadrads"


1966 National Council of Arts and Sciences
1972 National Endowment for the Arts
1976 Guggenheim Foundation for the Arts
1984 National Endowment for the Arts
1987 United States/Japan Exchange Fellowship
1992 National Academy of Design
1995 Residency, American Academy in Rome, Italy
2004 Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award
2006 Barnett and Annalee Newman Foundation


Rumi's Dance, 1976, tapestry, 10'x 10', Federal Court Building, Portland, OR.
The Ohio, 1977, fiberglass/resin, 15' x 14' x 14', Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dryad, 1983, wood/resin, 75' x 15' x 3', Neiman-Marcus, Chicago, IL.


1950 "Les Mains Eblouies," Galerie Maeght, Paris
1952 "Sept," Galerie Denise Rene, Paris
1957 "Group Show," Gres Gallery, Washington, DC
1958 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
1959 Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
"Sixteen Americans," Museum of Modern Art, NY
1960 "Abstractions and Imagists," Guggenheim Museum, NY
"Recent American Paintings and Sculpture," Museum of Modern Art, NY
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
"U.S. Industries Exhibition," Helsinki, Finland
"American Painters," Kimura Gallery, Tokyo
1961 Corcoran Biennial, Washington D.C.
"Abstract Expressionists and Imaginists," Guggenheim Museum, NY
"Recent American Painting and Sculpture," Museum of Modern Art, NY
(toured the United States and Canada)
1962 "American Art Since 1950," Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, MA
Art Institute of Chicago
Art U.S.A. Now, SC., Johnson & Son, Inc
1963 Tokyo Biennial, Japan
Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
1964 "American Drawings," Guggenheim Museum, NY
"Art Exhibition 1964," Gergy Chemical
1965 "Decade of American Drawings 1955-65," Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Black and White," The Contemporaries, NY
"Drawings New York 1965," Richard Feigen Gallery, Chicago
1966 "Systemic Painting," Guggenheim Museum, NY
"American Paintings and Collages," Museum Bousmans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam
"Contemporary Art USA," Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences, VA
1967 "Large Scale American Paintings," Jewish Museum, NY
Corcoran Biennial, Washington, D.C.
Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
Whitney Annual, NY
1968 "Suite: Recent Prints," Jewish Museum, NY
"American Prints Today," Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica
1969 "Third Kent State International Exhibit of Painting and Sculpture," Kent State University, Ohio
"Contemporary Painting and Sculpture from New York Galleries," Delaware Art Center, Wilmington, DE
"Exhibition of Painting and sculpture," Art Association of Indianapolis, IN
"Tapestries," Richard Feigen Gallery, NY
"New Banners," Multiples Gallery, NY
1969 "Superlimited: Books, Boxes and Things," Jewish Museum, NY
"Posters by Artists," Finch College Museum of Art, NY
1970 "L'Art Vivant aux Etats-Unis," Foundation Maeght, St. Paul de Vence
1971 Carnegie International, Pittsburgh, PA
1972 "Betty Parsons Collection," Parrish Art Museum, Southampton
"Tapestries," Pace Editions, NY
1973 "Art on Paper 1973," Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"Fall Exhibition 1973," Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1974 "Nine Artists/Coenties Slip," Whitney Museum of American Art, Downtown Branch, NYC
"Drawings," Parsons-Truman Gallery, NY
1975 "Pittsburg Corporations Collections," Museum of Art
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, PA
1976 "Abstract Expressionists and Imagists: A Retrospective View," University of Texas, Austin

1977 "Artists and Taxes," Studio Gallery, Washington, DC
"Thirty Years of American Art: 1945-75," Selections from the
Permanent Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, NY
"Private Images: Photography by Painters," Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
"Photo Notions II," Rosa Esman Gallery, NY
1978 "Drawings for Outdoor Sculpture Projects," John Weber Gallery,NY
1979 "Art, Inc.: American Paintings from Corporate Collections," Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Anos Despues," Museo De Arte Moserno De Bogota, Columbia
"Americans in Paris: The Fifties," Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Northbridge, CA
"Art in America After World War II," Guggenheim Museum, NY
1980 "The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York," Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC
"Across the Nation: Fine Art for Federal Buildings, 1972-79," National Collection of Fine Arts
"Watercolors," Institute for Art and Urban Resources, P.S.1, Long Island City
"The Hassam Fund Purchase Exhibition," American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, NY
1981 "Romantic Drawings," Alex Rosenberg Gallery/Transworld Art, NY
"From Matisse to American Abstract Painting," Washburn Gallery, NY
"Contemporary Americans, Museum Collection and Recent Acquisitions," Guggenheim Museum, NY
"Contemporary Prints and Drawings," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
"Amerikanishe Malerei, 1930-1980," Die Ausstellungsleitung, Haus der Kunst, Munich
"Art for Your Collection," The Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence
1982 "American Artists Abroad," Washburn Gallery, NY
"Cast Paper Works," Arras Gallery, New York, NY
"New York School: Four Decades," Guggenheim Museum, NY"Out of the South, An Exhibition of
Works by Artists Born in the South," Heath Gallery, Atlanta, GA
"10th Anniversary Exhibition," Modern Master Tapestries, NY
"Twenty-Five: Hans Namuth and 24 Artists," Phoenix II Gallery,Washington, DC
1983 "Under Glass," Washburn Gallery, NY
"Art Against Apartheid," Foundation National des Artes Graphiques et Plastiques,
Paris, France
"Twenty-Five Years of Acquisitions," The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH
"Contemporary American Prints and Drawings," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
"The Permanent Collection: Highlights and Recent Acquisitions," The Grey Art Gallery, New York University, NY
"A Century of Sculpture," Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
1984 "Techniques in Printmaking," Alex Rosenberg Gallery, NY
"Mail Art," Franklin Furnace, NY
"Intermedia," The Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
"The Folding Image," National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT
"Drawings: New Dimensions," Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
"Tapestries: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition," Modern Master Tapestries, NY
1985 "Abstract Painting Redefined," Louis Meisel Gallery,NYC; Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY, et.al.
"Hidden Angles-Contemporary Folding Screens," Gallery of the Applied Arts, NY
"Graphics of the 20th Century," Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
"Tenth Anniversary Exhibition," Independent Curators Incorporated, NYC
1986 "Transformations in Sculpture," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC
"After Matisse," Queens Museum, NYC; Phillips Collections, Washington, D.C.; et. al.
"Contemporary Screens," The Art Museum Association of America, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; et.al.
"The Spiritual in Art: Abstract Painting 1890-1985," Los Angeles County Museum
"South Florida Collects," Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
1987 "From Monet to Today," High Museum, Atlanta, GA
"Recollections: A Decade of Collecting," Cooper-Hewitt Museum, NY
"Nothing But Steel," Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY
"Contemporary Sculpture from Florida Collections," The University Gallery, Gainesville, FL.
"Visions of Man: The Reynolds Award Sculptures," The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
1986 "Color: Pure and Simple," Stamford Museum and Nature Center, CT
1987 "Digital Visions: Computers and Art," Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; IBM
Gallery of Science and Art, NYC; et.al.
"A Sigh of Relief," Wilson Arts Center, Rochester, NY
1988 "Drawing on the East End, 1940-1988," The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, NY
"Vital Signs: Organic Abstraction From the Permanent Collection,"
Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
"Contemporary Screens," The American Federation of the Arts, traveling exhibition.
"Twentieth Century American Art," United States Embassy, Moscow
"Grafikai Gyujtemeny," Szepmuveszeti Muzem, Budapest, Hungary
"Fifty Years of Collecting," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NY.
"Viewpoints: Postwar Painting and Sculpture", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
"40th Annual Academy-Institute Purchase Exhibition" American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
1989 "Twentieth Century Art", National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
"The Gestural Impulse 1945-60", Whitney Museum, Federal Reserve Plaza, NY
1990 "Artists for Amnesty", New York.
"Five Artists From Coenties Slip 1956-1965", Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
"An Eclectic Eye", Weisman Art Foundation, Center for the Arts, Virginia Beach, VA.
1991 "ARCO (Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo)", Madrid, Spain.
"Physicality", Hunter College Gallery, NY.
1992 "Table Sculpture", Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY.
1993 "Table Sculpture", Andre Emmerich Gallery, NY.
1993 "Coenties Slip", Pace Gallery, Greene St., NY.
1993 "They Quoted Matisse", Galerie de France, Paris.
1993 "Drawings", 30th Anniversary, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, Leo Castelli Gallery, NY.
1994 "Les Americains", Fecamp, Joinville, Paris
2004 "Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Exhibition," Guild Hall, Easthampton, NY
2011 "Surface Truths," Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA


Warren, Dash R. Arts, Mar. 1958, p.57.
Schuyler, James. Art News, Mar. 1958, p.16.
Anonymous. "New Talent USA," Art in America, Spring 1959, p.47.
A.S. Review, Art News, Feb. 1960, p.59.
Judd, Donald. Arts, Feb. 1960, p.59.
Ashton, Dore. Arts and Architecture, Mar. 1960, p.35.
Burrows, Carlyle. Review, New York Herald Tribune, Jan. 17, 1960
Anonymous. "Young Men of Manhattan," Holiday, Mar. 1961.
Edgar, Natalie. Art News, May 1964, p.15.
Judd, Donald. Arts, May-June 1964, p.37.
Rose, Barbara. "New York Letter," Art International, Summer 1964, p.78.
Anonymous. Look, Apr. 21, 1964.
Kay, Jane H. Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 1965.
Benedict, Michael. "Youngerman: Liberty in Limits," Art News,
Sept. 1965, pp.43-45, 54-55.
Goldin, Amy. Arts, Nov. 1965, p.58.
Ashton, Dore. Studio International, vol.170, no.872, p.250.
Berkson, William. Arts, Dec. 1965, p.51.
Lippard, Lucy R. "New York Letter," Art International, Jan. 20, 1966, p.9.
Rose, Barbara. "An Interview with Jack Youngerman," Artforum, Jan. 1966, pp.27-30.
Wilson, P.B. "The Home Forum," Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 1967.
Tillim, Sidney. Artforum, Jan. 1968, pp.54-57.
M.L. Art News, Nov. 1968, p.57.
Anonymous. "Hashish Amid the Smog," Time, Apr. 26, 1968.
Anonymous. "Portrait-Jack Youngerman," Art in America, Sept-Oct. 1968.
Anonymous. "Drawings by Jack Youngerman," Harpers, Oct. 1968.
Review of Whitney Annual, New York Times, Dec. 17, 1969.
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Rose, Barbara. New York Magazine, review, "The Polarities of Painting," Oct.1972.
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Lubell, Ellen. Arts, review, Nov. 1972, p.75.
Bordier, R. "Youngerman;or, Dialogue with Forms," Cimaise(Paris), May, 1973.
Bratton, Denise. "An Interview with Jack Youngerman: The New Sculpture," Arts, Dec. 1975.
Lorber, Richard. Arts, review, Feb. 1976.
Kramer, Hilton. Review of Pace Gallery exhibition, The New York Times, Dec. 5-Jan. 10, 1976.
Shirley, David L. "The Colorless Chameleon," The New York Times, Sunday, Aug. 1, 1976, p.16. illus. two screenprint images at Parrish Museum.
Reviews, Pace Gallery Exhibitions, Art in America, Artforum,Art News, Jan. - Feb. 1976.
Meister, Maureen. "Pittsburgh: Sculpturescape," Art News, Feb. 1978, pp.110-111, review of The Ohio.
Perreault, John. "Of Screen Gems and Outtakes", Soho News, May 20, 1981, p.24, illus. installation shot.
Glueck, Grace. "An Outdoor-Sculpture Safari Around New York," The New York Times, Aug. 7, 1981, b&w illus Sculpture Grove
Ratcliff, Carter. Review, Washburn Gallery Exhibition, Art in America, Nov. 1981, p. 174-175, color illus . screen and Two Blues
Raynor, Vivian. Review, "Art: The Cerebral Fairground of Jack Youngerman's Sculpture," The New York Times, May 14, 1982, b&w illus. Swirl
Harrison, Helen A. "Curves and Spirals That Blend Painting and Sculpture," The New York Times, Aug. 1, 1982, p.15, illus.
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Preston, Malcolm. "Art Review/Submarine Suggestion," Newsday, Sept. 1, 1982.
Geniesse, Jane. "Design Notebook; Resplendent Show of Artists' Folding Screens," The New York Times, Mar. 8, 1984, p.C-10.
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Kuspit, Donald B. "Youngerman's Gestural Emblem," Art in America, July 1986, pp.84-91, color illus. Little Lykos, Long March II, Roundabout, Fire-Orange, Blue-Red-Red, b&w illus. Black Vela.
Russell, John. "Art: Jack Youngerman at the Guggenheim," The NewYork Times, Mar. 7, 1986, b&w illus. Swirl.
Slivka, Rose C.S. "From the Studio," The Easthampton Star, Apr. 3, 1986, b&w illus. Swirl.
"Youngerman: Guggenheim," Art/World, Mar. 1986, b&w illus. Tabriz
Blanco, Julia M. "Jack Youngerman en el Museo Guggenheim en Manhattan," Impacto, May 1-7, 1986, b&w illus. Swirl II.
Wolff, Theodore F. "The Art of Radical Simplification," Christian Science Monitor, Mar. 17, 1986, b&w illus. Khajuraho
Sozanski, Edward J. "Retrospectives on Two Postwar Artists Show Divergent Aims in Modern Style," Philadelphia Inquirer, Mar. 23, 1986, b&w illus. Swirl II.
Gruen, John."The Geometry of Nature and the Nature of Geometry," Art News, Feb. 1987, p.86-92, color illus: Fire-Orange; Two Blues; Big Red; Sculpture Grove: Limbus; Lamina; Totem. b&w illus: Untitled (charcoal drawing).
Delatiner, Barbara. "The Spotlight Shines on Drawings", The New York Times, Sunday, September 11, 1988.
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Kalina, Richard, "Sense of Connection" Art in America, December 1997, pg. 86; installation shot of sculpture illustrated
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