Norman Bluhm


1921-1999
1921- Born Chicago, Illinois.
1936-41- Studied architecture with Mies van der Rohe at Armour Institute of Technology
(later Illinois Institute of Technology).
1941-45- United States Army Air Force
1945 - Returned to architecture studies at IIT.
1946 - Studied at Accademia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy.
1947-56- Lived in Paris.
1947 - Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.
1949 - Acted in Jean Cocteau's film Orphée.
1950 - Married Claude Souvrain, Paris (divorced 1956).
1956- Returned to New York City.
1961 - Married Cary Ogle.
1962 - Son David born.
1964-65- Lived in Paris.
1965 - Return to New York City
1970-81- Lived in Millbrook, New York.
1981-86- Lived in East Hampton, New York
1986 - Moved to Middletown Springs, Vermont
1988- Moved to East Wallingford, Vermont
1999 - Died on February 3.


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo
Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Centre Nationale d'Art Contemporain, Paris
The Chrysler Museum at Norfolk, Norfolk
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas
Dayton Art Institute, Dayton
Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado
Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
Gilmore Museum of Art, Kalamazoo, Michigan
The Grey Art Gallery and Study Center, New York University Art Collection, New York
Guild Hall, East Hampton, New York
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
The High Museum, Atlanta
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC.
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Michener Collection, University of Texas, Austin
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, Paris
National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC.
National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, Wales
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Neuberger Museum, State University of New York, Purchase
New York University Art Collection, New York
The Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix
Princeton University, The Art Museum, Princeton, New Jersey
Reed College, Portland, Oregon
Rocky Mountain College, Billings, Montana
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
University of North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina
University of Texas, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, Austin, Texas
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, university of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
Vassar College Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1957 - Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
1958 - Paul Kantor Gallery, New York.
1959 - Galleria del Naviglio, Milano.
1960 - Leo Castelli Gallery, New York.
1961 - Galleria Notizie, Torino.
Holland-Goldowsky Gallery, Chicago (with Larry Rivers).
Graham Gallery, New York (with Elaine de Kooning).
1962 - David Anderson Gallery, New York.
1963 - Galerie Semiha Huber, Zürich.
American Gallery, New York.
Galerie Anderson-Mayor, Paris.
1964 - Galerie Smith, Brussels.
"Norman Bluhm: Works on Paper," Galerie Anderson-Mayor, Paris.
1965 - Galerie Anderson-Mayor, Paris.
1967 - "Poem-Paintings by Frank O'Hara and Norman Bluhm," Loeb Student Center, New York University, New York.
1968 - Galerie Stadler, Paris.
1969 - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1970 - Galerie Stadler, Paris.
Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
1971 - Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
J.L. Hudson Gallery, Detroit, Michigan.
1972 - Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
Galerie Stadler, Paris.
1973 - Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York.
1974 - Martha Jackson Gallery, New York.
Vassar College Gallery of Art, Poughkeepsie, New York.
Palazzo delle Prigioni Vecchi, Venezia.
Galleria Il Cerchio, Milano.
Galleria Rotta, Milano.
1975 - Galerie Stadler, Paris.
1976 - Contemporary Art Museum, Houston.
Robinson Gallery, Houston.
1977 - The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1982 - Galerie Stadler, Paris.
1984 - The Fine Arts Center Gallery, State University of New York,
Stony Brook, New York.
1985 - Herbert Palmer Gallery, New York.
1986 - Washburn Gallery, New York.
Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago.
1987- Poem-Prints: Norman Bluhm and John Yau, Cone Editions, New York.
1987-89- Norman Bluhm: Works on Paper 1947-1987,
Fred L. Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York,
traveling to: Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, Indiana;
Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pennsylvania;
Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, Arkansas; McNay Art Museum,
San Antonio, Texas; University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona;
Buscaglia-Castellani Art Gallery of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York.
1988 - Galerie Stadler, Paris
1989 - Riva Yares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona.
"Norman Bluhm Recent Paintings," Washburn Gallery, New York.
1990 - "Norman Bluhm: Works from the 1950s," Washburn Gallery, New York.
"Norman Bluhm: Selected Works, 1954-1960," Manny Silverman Gallery, Los Angeles.
1991 - "Norman Bluhm: Works from the 1960s," Washburn Gallery, New York.
Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, Texas (with James Surls and Robert Creeley).
1992- "Norman Bluhm: Works on Paper 1967-1991," Galleria Peccolo, Livorno.
"Norman Bluhm: Recent Paintings," Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York.
1994- Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles.
Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, New York.
1995 - Opere 1993-1995, Studio Zanoletti, Milano.
Galleria Blu, Milano.
1996- Opere 1993-1995, Studio Zanoletti, Milano.
"Norman Bluhm: 12 Works on Paper," Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York.
1998 - Opere 1957-1967, Studio Zanoletti, Milano.
1999 - "Norman Bluhm: A Tribute Exhibition," Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.
2000- "Norman Bluhm. Opere su carta 1948-1999," Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milano.
2002- "Ideal Abstraction, 1955-1965, Norman Bluhm and Karl Benjamin," Gary Snyder Fine Arts, New York.
2005- "Norman Bluhm: Three Paintings," JG Contemporary, New York
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